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Are your nails discolored, are your nails thickening do you suffer from fungal nails.
 If you think you suffer from this problem at Brighton Podiatry we can advise you on the best course of treatment. It is worth consulting us before you purchase any over the counter medications.
Fungal nails are caused by an  infection of nail fungus this occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges an unsightly problem.
An infection with nail fungus may be difficult to treat, and infections may recur. You may have a fungal nail infection if one or more of your nails are thickened brittle, crumbly or ragged, or if they change colour to white or yellow. Infected nails may also separate from the nail bed, a condition called onycholysis. You may even feel pain in your toes and detect a slightly foul odor.
Nail fungal infections are typically caused by a fungus that belongs to a group of fungi called dermatophytes. But yeasts and molds also can be responsible for nail fungal infections. All of these microscopic organisms live in warm, moist environments, including swimming pools and showers. They can invade your nail through a small separation between your nail and nail bed.
Infection with nail fungus is common in toenails because toenails are often confined in a dark, warm, moist environment inside your shoes where fungi can thrive. Nail fungus is more common among older adults because nails grow more slowly and thicken with aging, making them more susceptible to infection. Also patients suffering from Diabetes, circulation problems or a weakened immune system are more susceptible.
 There are many fungal nail infection treatments available each with different success rates.

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