It is actually very common and it does not discriminate. 10% of all people under the age of 60 will experience it in their lifetime. But once you reach the age of 60, infection rates increase to 20% and even higher to 50% of people over 70 year of age.
Fungal nail infections can be caused by many different types of fungi (yeasts or molds) that live in the environment. Small cracks in your nail or the surrounding skin can allow these germs to enter your nail and cause an infection.
Unfortunately once a pathogen as small a micro particle finds its way under your nail. The nail bed provides the perfect environment for the fungus to thrive. Fungal nail infections can develop in people at any age, but it's more common in older adults. As the nail ages, it can become brittle and dry. The resulting cracks in the nails allow fungi to enter. Other factor such as reduced blood circulation to the feet and a weakened immune system also may play a role.
Anyone can get a fungal nail infection. Some people may be more likely than others to get a fungal nail infection, including older adults and people who have the following conditions -
A nail injury or nail surgery, diabetes, weakened immune system, blood circulation problems or athlete’s foot.
There is a very good chance, many toe nail fungal infections can start from athlete's foot (foot fungus) and once one little micro particle gets caught in the nail bed. That is when the nail fungus has found the perfect warm and moist environment for it to thrive.
Yes, it can spread from one nail to another. But it is uncommon to get an infection from someone else.
The most common symptons are - thickened, whitish to yellow-brown discoloration, brittle, crumbly or ragged, distorted in shape, a dark colour, caused by debris building up under your nail, smelling slightly foul.
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Unlike over the counter topical solutions the medical nail rejuvenation laser device penetrates through the nail directly into the nail bed targeting the fungal pathogens which are causing the infection. The laser penetrates the fungal cell membrane and nucleus of the pathogen, destroying the molecular bonds of the DNA, making the fungus lose its ability to replicate.
We like to suggest when ever it is needed, but it does not have to be done as often as you think. Importantly once you have initially filed away the discoloured and affected nail, it is best to monitor your nails accordingly as they grow. Remember do not use the single use nail file on an affected nail and then use on a non affected nail. Please discard the single use nail file after using and please contact a member of our client service team if you have any questions at all in relation to this.
As often as you like. At Medical Nail we strongly recommend you use in every shoe once you have received the device. It will kill 99.9% of all pathogens that cause nail fungus in each shoe as soon as you use it and most importanly it will greatly reduce the chance of reinfection.
Yes you can. If you are going to take antibiotics for the treatment of your nail fungus. Please ensure you have gone through the relevant consultation and sort approval / advice from your medical doctor prior to taking the prescription medicine. Especially if you are suffering from a candidal infection, which means the infection is close to being all of the nail plate. If you have any further questions regarding this please contact the client service team and advise accordingly.
Yes you do, our podiatrists and client service team are on call along with our podiatrists contacting you towards the end of your program.
The warranty for all our Nail Filing and diamond sculptor, nail rejuvenation laser device and shoe pathogen, germ and odour eliminator is 12 months from date of purchase. All warranty enquiries please don't hesitate to contact our client service team.