About Nail Fungus
NOTE: There are many wrong and misleading resources on the subject of Nail Fungus and Onychomycosis.
EmoniNail was created by a team of industry experts and with the help of practicing physicians committed to changing that. Regardless of your final treatment choice the following information should help provide a better understanding on how to approach your condition. The text on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be used in substitute for the advice of a physician or other medical professional.
Nail Fungus, or Dermatophytic Onychomycosis, is the most common disease of the nails – affecting nearly 12% of all adults. Nail Fungus is caused when fungal spores (dermaphytes) gain access to the area around and under the nail plate of the finger or toe. This area, known as the nail bed is normally protected by your nail, however when fungus is able to gain access, the nail will act to protect the growing fungal infection! This is what makes Nail Fungus a notoriously difficult condition to properly treat.
What causes Nail Fungus?
While just about anyone can contract nail fungus there are certain risk factors that make it more likely to occur. These factors include: (1) a persistent lack of ventilation to the fingers and toes. (2) Prolonged exposure to wet or moist areas, and (3) damaged nails or cuts around the nails which provide increased access to the nail bed.
Nail Fungus Fiction:
- Nail Fungus is Permanent
- Nail Fungus requires liver-damaging prescription pills to treat.
- Nail Fungus is caused by poor hygiene
- Nail Fungus may clear up naturally
Nail Fungus Facts:
- Nail Fungus is treatable!
- Topical treatment to nail fungus are generally safe and when formulated properly can be highly effective.
- Getting Nail Fungus is not your fault! There is little evidence showing a connection between personal hygiene habits and the likelihood of nail fungus. HOWEVER: Recovering clear, beautiful nails is your responsibility.
- Sorry, Nail Fungus will NOT go away on its own. The sooner you treat your condition the easier it will be to restore your nails.
How do you know if you have Nail Fungus?
- Does your nail appear discolored – particularly dark, or yellow or brown?
- Has your nail become thicker or does it have ridges or creases?
- Does the skin around your nails appear inflamed?
- Were your nails damaged and have not healed completely in over 4 months?