What is a nail fungus infection?
Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a condition that occurs when a microscopic fungus enters either a fingernail or toenail, usually through a small cut or break in the nail. Fungal infections occur in toenails more often than in fingernails.
The fungus (a dermatophyte) grows within the nail bed making it difficult to reach and therefore difficult to kill. To make matters worse, the cool and protected area underneath a nail provides the perfect growing condition for dermatophytes.
A nail fungus infection causes the nail to discolor (usually yellow) and become cloudy. If the fungus is not treated quickly, the fungus may cause affected nails to thicken or become brittle and can easily spread to adjacent nails.
Treatment for nail fungus commonly consists of topical ointments or oral medication, the latter of which may have harmful side effects. FungusLess is a simple-to-use and safe topical treatment solution. Using this solution on a daily basis, the average time to completely eradicate nail fungus is about 6 months. Treatment with FungusLess over this period will make sure that each and every fungal agent in the affected area is killed while the new nail grows in healthy and strong
Types of nail fungus infections
Types of nail fungus infections
- Most common type of fungal nail infection.
- Caused by the same fungi that also cause athlete’s foot (dermatophytes)
- Infects the skin under the end of the nail (nail bed) and in the nail
- The infection starts at the end of the nail bed
- Pieces of skin and large amount of debris build up under the nail
- Part of the nail often turns yellow or white
- The nail gets thickened
- The nail may crumble and split
- The nail may separate from the skin
- These symptoms may cause discomfort when wearing shoes
- Shoes that fit poorly may make the infection worse or, in some cases, even cause the infection
- This type of infection is hard to treat and it takes time
- DSO can be a lifelong infection
White superficial onychomycosis (WSO)
- The second most common type of fungal nail infection
- WSO affects the top layer of the nail
- WSO starts with forming white spots, patches or streaks on the nail surface
- Eventually the entire nail surface becomes covered with a crumbly, chalky powder
- Soft and powdery nail surface, as the infection gets worse
- Damaged, crumbly, and brown or gray nail surface
- The nail does not thicken
- The nail does not separate from the skin underneath
- Usually not or hardly painful
- It can be easily treated
(yeast infection of the nail)
- Uncommon but can affect the nail and the nail folds (skin bordering the nail)
- More common in fingernails than toenails
- It may involve all of the nails at the same time
- Can cause the nail to separate from the nail bed
- It invades weakened areas of the nail
- Part of the nail may become discolored white, green, or brownish, with an odd shape
- The nail may look thicker than normal
- There may be signs of infection (reddened, swollen, tender, or warm) in the skin next to the nail (nail fold)
- Unlike the other types of fungal nail infections, the infection may be painful
Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO)
- Caused by dermatophytes
- It is more common in people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- PSO infects the base of the nail (skin at the nail fold)
- Often thickening the skin, which can separate from the nail
- The base of the nail may appear white, and the nail opaque
- The skin on top of the foot may become infected
is quick and simple
Follow these easy steps and you’re on your way to having beautiful and
Wash the affected toes or fingers thoroughly and dry with a clean towel.
Using the dropper, squeeze a few drops of the liquid onto the center of the affected nail.
Use the applicator brush to spread the liquid on the nail and surrounding cuticle.
Leave the nail uncovered until the liquid dries and is fully absorbed into the nail bed.
For best results it is recommended to perform this procedure three times per day.