It almost seems self-evident why a person would want to get rid of nail fungal infections. Simply put, they are gross. Nail fungal infections stem from a wide range of things including yeast, mold and other types of fungus. The reason why these infections grow so well on nails, especially on your toes, is because they don’t need any sort of light to grow. In fact, they thrive in dark areas. Fungi thrive in moist, warm environments. If you are dealing with toenail fungus, take heart. There is safe and effective nail fungus removal available at our office.
The insidious thing about nail fungus is that it is able to invade your skin or invade your nails by gaining access through cuts or incisions that are so small that you can only see these cuts or incisions with a microscope. The fungi can embed themselves in the separation between your nail and your nail bed. You are more likely to get nail fungus if your nails are exposed to warm and moist conditions.
You can get fungus in your toenails or in your fingernails. However, as we mentioned, it is more likely for you to grow fungus in your toenails. Some of the reasons for this are the fact that your toenails are almost always confined in the dark. You have them in your shoes, and you have them in your socks. In addition to being dark, your shoes and your socks produce a moist and warm environment. This is not only a good place for fungus to live, but it is also a good place for them to thrive.
Another reason why nail fungus happens more frequently on your toenails than on your fingernails is that in most cases, there is more blood flowing to your fingernails than it is to your toenails. And, for this reason, it is harder for your body’s immune system to detect and destroy the fungal infection.
Just about anyone can develop nail fungus. However, there are some factors that will make you more prone to developing nail fungus. One of these factors is your age. The older you get, the slower your blood flows. So, you do not have as much blood going to your nails to help your body to combat the infection. Men are more likely to develop nail fungus outbreaks than women. This is especially true if nail fungal infections run in the family. Your job can also play a role in whether or not you will develop nail fungus.
Thankfully, if it is caught early, nail fungus is relatively easy to treat. During a consultation at Eminence Medical Aesthetics in Princeton, you can learn about your options regarding nail fungus removal. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our specialist!
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