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What You Need To Know About Toenail Fungus

What You Need To Know About Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus infections are all caused by a fairly common set of conditions that can affect up to 12% of the American population. A fungus is a living organism that enjoys dark, damp places. Because of this, most people get a fungal nail infection in their toes. It does sometimes occur on fingernails, but as the feet offer a much more hospitable environment, that is the most sought after area for these little life-forms. The fungus can live along side the nail, or burrow underneath the nail. There are several factors that determine where the infection is actually located, two of which are the progression  and severity of the infection.

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Myxiod Cyst or Digital Mucous

Myxiod Cyst or Digital Mucous

A Myoxid cyst develops because of alterations in the tissue on the tip of the toe. A cyst is a shiny, smooth bump. It is soft and rubbery and looks sort of transparent. When they develop, it is usually towards the end of fingers or toes. Usually they are about 1/5-3/5 inch wide and form in a circular or ovoid shape. Digital Mucous occurs when these cysts burst and emit a thick fluid, whitish or yellowish in color. These cysts occur more commonly in women and in people 45 years or older.

What Causes This?

Myxoid cysts usually develop where a recent minor trauma or an old injury have occurred. Friction (similar to a blister) is also a read more...

Common Nail Fungus Symptoms and Solutions

Common Nail Fungus Symptoms and Solutions

Suffering from some form of nail fungus is very common in humans. Because we find this embarrassing, we tend to hide the infected nail from view. This is especially true with toenails as they are easiest to hide inside a stuffy, warm set of shoes and socks.

Solving this problem can be both easier, and more difficult than you think. There are many products available to cure nail fungus. However some of them include some risk of further problems, some don’t and will never work, and some people just have the problem of poor health that leads to continued infection.

What Causes Nail Fungus?

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Koilonychia

Koilonychia

Koilonychia is a hereditary disorder that affects the fingernails. The nails start to get thinner and end up lifting at the outer edges, a condition more commonly known as spoon nails. This is caused by the poor absorption of iron into the bloodstream, also known as anemia.

What Causes Koilonychia?

The following are common causes of Koilonychia:

  • Poor circulation
  • Poor Thyroid Function
  • Muscle Skinning Condition
  • Universal Lupus
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Patella Syndrome
  • Reynaud’s Syndrome,
  • Erythematosus
  • Poor health
  • Iron deficiency
  • Overuse of soaps and oils
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Your Local Gym as the Breeding Ground for Fungus Infection

Your Local Gym as the Breeding Ground

for Fungus Infection

nail fungus in the locker roomWhen people go to the gym, they think about getting healthy, building muscle, losing weight, an adrenaline rush, not about what might make them sick. Unfortunately the gym and public pool are both great places for the fungus that causes nail infections to breed and spread.

Why is this? Well most of these places have a place to change (even if it is just a dressing room) or a locker room with showers, even just a place out in the open to rinse off. All of these places have the potential to create colonies of fungus. As many of them have read more...

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