When people hear the word “fungus”, most are reviled by its negative connotation, because the presence of fungus is associated with dirt.This is, in fact, not true, because the body and the environment around it contain fungi.It is only when a fungus overgrows that it causes an infection, such as tinea unguium, a fungal infection that affects both the fingernails and toenails.
A nail fungus won’t appear overnight, as fungi take some time to grow.So, you won’t be the only one if you miss the initial signs of a fungal infection.As the fungus grows, it becomes apparent in the form of yellowish-white spots on the nail.These spots grow gradually until the significant sections of the affected nail become discolored.
The nails are a common area for a fungus to overgrow because fungi thrive in warm, damp environments, which the nails provide.For this reason, fungal infections of the nail are more common in the toenails because the feet are confined in socks and shoes, which provide fungi with the ideal conditions in which to grow.
While it is common to get a fungal nail infection from the fungi present in your own body, it is possible to contract one from contact with a person who has one.A lot of fungal infections are passed on at less reputable salons where emery boards and nail clippers are not sterilized between customers.
While a doctor might prescribe antifungal medication or topical ointments for a fungal infection of the nail, there is an alternative nail fungus treatment you should consider.Laser treatment at Bella Sana Med Spa can be equally, if not more, effective than any antifungal medicine.Carried out by experts, it can be your solution to a stubborn fungal infection.
The laser treatment is targeted at the affected area and penetrates the nail, the tissue directly under it, and the nail bed.The heat from the laser destroys the fungus, and your nail will soon return to its pre-infection appearance.Laser treatment is non-invasive and painless, which makes it an even more attractive prospect for nail fungus sufferers.