"Toenail Fungus" - continued
So today . . . let's continue our discussion about "toenail" and "fingernail" infections
First question . . . So who is at "risk" . . . for getting a "toenail" infection???
Well . . . that would be . . . the aging or a person with a reduced blood flow (circulation), exposure to fungi, sweating heavily, a history of athlete's foot, walking barefoot in damp communal areas like swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms, having a minor skin or nail injury, having a skin condition like psoriasis, having diabetes and/or having a weakened immune system.
Now . . . what are the stages of "toenail fungus" we should be looking for???
Well . . . that would be . . . 1. color changes - with more pronounced discoloration becoming brown, gray or deeper yellow. 2. pronounced ridges - raised ridges running across the nail. 3. nail thickening - more severe thickening of the nail will occur and 4. scaly looking skin - near the nail.
And once we have this infection . . . can it spread to other parts of the body???
Well . . . that answer to that would be . . . "Yes" . . . if not treated . . . it can spread to the groin and hands.
And what about this question . . . how long can this "fungus" live???
Well . . . the lifespan of "toenail fungus" in our shoes can be anywhere from 6 months to a year.
Yup, yup, yup . . .
You see . . . this "fungus" can actually live on our "nail clippers" also . . . and what we "don't" realize is if we "don't" DISINFECT" our clippers after EVERY use . . . this can be a major reason that our "fungal" infection wo