- Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013 18:08
This is a great article that will help you become a happier, healthier—and even faster—runner by steering clear of common missteps.
Nail fungus (onychomycosis) is an infection of the toenail or fingernail plate and underlying nail bed. It is contagious, meaning you picked it up from someone else or somewhere else. Like most athletes foot infections, it is fungal in origin, but is more resistant to treatment. A simple course of two to four weeks of a topical antifungal solution or cream can clear up a tinea based skin infection, but will not work on an established case of onychomycosis. Quite often, patients notice that their nail fungus infection was preceded by chronic problems with athletes foot. Since many cases of nail fungus cause thickening, especially towards the end of the nail, a resevoir of the fungus is contained and may be released to cause an athletes foot infection, and vice versa.