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If you are witnessing certain changes in your finger nails or toenails like they are discoloring gradually, becoming brittle, scaly, ragged or thickening, turning ugly, disfigured or dull this can be a shine of nail fungal infection. At severe condition you may feel soreness in the infected area and the nail starts to exfoliate or get separated from the nail bed. Doctors will call it onycholysis that’s usually gets triggered by fungus that invades into the skin. Yeasts and molds also are the responsible factors for nail fungal infections.
Different types of fungal nail infection people usually suffers form–
- Distal subungual onychomycosis (DSO)-
It’s the same fungi that cause athlete’s foot. DSO infects the nail bed along with the nail. The infection starts at the end of the nail bed and the nail gets discolored eventually. The nails thicken along with a debris build up under the nail. It can be a life-long reason of discomfort.
- White superficial onychomycosis (WSO)-
It’s the second most common type of fungal nail infection. WSO infects the top layer of the nail at the beginning forming white patches on the nail surface. Gradually as the infection worsens the full surface of the nail turns brittle. However, in his case you don’t suffer a thick nail or the nail doesn’t get separated from the skin. Also, it is easily treatable.
- Candida onychomycosis-
Yeast instigates this nail infection. Though uncommon but it may infects the nail and nail folds badly. The patient may have the infection in all of his/her finger nails. At severe condition, it may separate the nail from the nail bed; get thicker, discolored or deformed. This time the infection can be painful.
Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO)-
PSO is caused by dermatophytes. It is more common in people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
If home remedies are not working anymore, it means you need to be treated with advanced medication. Walk into a clinic so that the doctor can diagnose the problem and treat accordingly. The doctor may prescribe oral anti-fungal drugs like terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox). With this treatment, you need to continue having these drugs for six to twelve weeks. The new nail that grows will be free from the infection.