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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF FUNGAL NAILS?

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FUNGUS THAT CAN AFFECT NAILS.  BY FAR THE MOST COMMON, HOWEVER, IS CALLED TRICHOPHYTON RUBRUM.  THIS TYPE OF FUNGUS HAS A TENDENCY TO INFECT THE SKIN (KNOWN AS A DERMATOPYTE) AND MANIFESTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC WAYS.

STARTS AT THE END OF THE NAIL AND RAISES THE NAIL UP: THIS IS CALLED "DISTAL SUBUNGAL ONYCHOMYCOSIS."  IT IS THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF FUNGAL INFECTION (90%).  IT IS MORE COMMON IN THE TOES THAN FINGERS.  RISK FACTORS INCLUDE OLDER AGE, SWIMMING,ATHLETE'S FOOT, PSORIASIS, DIABETES, FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THE INFECTION, OR A SUPPRESSED IMMUNE SYSTEM.  IT USUALLY STARTS AS A DISCOLOURED AREA IN THE CORNER OF THE BIG TOE AND SLOWLY SPREADS TOWARD THE CUTICLE.

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