Nail fungus, also called, onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis), is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail and if left untreated it can spread to other nails and treatment can become very expensive and time consuming.
Fungal nail infection can develop in people at any age, but it's more common in older adults. People who have diabetes, athlete's foot, or weak immune system, or whose family members have it are also at higher risk. If you spend a lot of time in the water or spend of the day wearing closed shoes, your odds for getting toenail fungus go up.
At the end of the day, prevention is key to maintaining healthy and beautiful looking nails.Some measures should include:
-washing your hands and feet regularly
-wear breathable socks or change on a daily basis
-.buy shoes made of materials that are breathable -never be barefooted in public areas like pools or locker rooms
-use nail salons that sterilize their manicure and pedicure tools
- artificial nails are to be avoided as much as possible. Keeping your nails natural is probably one of the best ways to prevent nail infections
* CAUTION: Depending on how far your condition has progressed, you should seek medical attention