• DSO is the most common type of toenail fungus. It typically starts at the tip or edge of the nail bed and works its way back towards the cuticle.
• The nail becomes discoloured (usually yellow or brown), thickened, and brittle.
• As the infection progresses, the nail may separate from the nail bed (onycholysis).
• WSO affects the surface of the nail plate and appears as white, powdery patches.
• Unlike DSO, the nail usually does not thicken significantly in WSO.
• PSO is less standard and typically affects individuals with compromised immune systems.
• The infection starts at the base of the nail near the cuticle and progresses towards the tip.
• The affected area may appear white or yellow, leading to nail thickening.
• Candida is a type of yeast that can infect the nails, especially in moist environments.
• Candida onychomycosis can cause the nail to become thickened, discoloured, and crumbly.
• It often affects the fingernails in individuals who frequently immerse their hands in water.
• Endonyx onychomycosis is a less common form where the infection is primarily inside the nail, making it difficult to detect.
• The nail may appear normal on the surface but can be discoloured underneath.
• Sometimes, multiple types of fungi or yeast can infect the same toenail simultaneously, resulting in mixed infections.
• These mixed infections can have a combination of symptoms, including nail thickening, discoloration, and brittleness.
The affected nail often changes color, typically turning yellow, brown, or white. In some cases, the nail may even appear green or black.
1. Apply Hale Derma anti-bacterial spray for 2 weeks following the procedure morning and night.
2. Spray inside your shoes at the end of each day with Hale Derma anti-bacterial spray.
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