Fungal Nail Treatment
There are two main types of fungal nail infection. The first is the candida fungus, which appears as a while powder-like substance that settles anywhere on the surface of the nail and eventually penetrates down through the nail. The longer this is left on the nail without treatment, the more difficult it is to get rid of. This condition is often caused by nail varnish left on the nails for a long time.
The second is the dermatophyte Fungas which appears as a yellow/brown discolouration on the nail. The nail infection occurs when a fungus penetrates under the top of the nail making its way into the nail bed. While it lives on the nail bed it gradually travels down the nail feeding off the keretin in the nail causing the nail to discolour to a yellow/brown colour. The nail will eventually thicken and have a crumbly/brittle texture and separate from the nail bed. The cause is a combination of micro-trauma and feet which are prone to fungal skin infection, which then passes under the nail. Feet which are prone to sweating, maceration, and dampness or not dried enough after showering will be prone to fungal skin infection.