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Signs Commonly Seen in Nail Fungal Infection

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-05-11 02:03:55
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Article Summary: "Fungal nail infection can be a major problem in people because of the decreased care given to nails. Read all about the signs of this disease..."

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Nail fungal infection is a common problem that can be seen in many people. The fungal infection can be very difficult to manage too. The treatment should be immediately treated and this is a very important consideration because if there is a delay in the treatment, then it can become very severe and the recurrence can also increase. You should make sure that you treat the condition with one of the many anti fungal treatments that are available in the market.

Common signs of fungal infection:

There are many common signs of fungal infection and these are the signs that have to be kept in mind for you to identify the condition early. This will help you to prevent further damage to the nails and also the tissues that are under the nails. You should remember that you should treat the nail fungus immediately because if you do not do so, then there is a great chance that you could end up with some other diseases being exacerbated. The existing diseases like AIDS, and other conditions can worsen if you have nail fungus that is untreated.

The common signs are as follows:

1. Color of nail:

There is a marked change in the color of the nails and the nail could become very dark in color or it could become yellow in color. This change in the color could be the first sign of the disease.

2. Shape of the nail:

The second most visible and common sign is the change in the shape of the nail. A person who has a change in the shape of the nail can find it difficult because the nail can become a reason for the damage to the tissues under the nail.

3. Strength of the nail:

The nail loses the strength usually seen in it and this causes the nail to be brittle. The brittleness of the nail can even make it break off without any damage to the nails occurring.

4. Infection:

There are also certain signs of infection in the nail. The most common sign that the nail is infected can be identified from the fact that the nail starts emanating a fluid that is foul is smell. The foul smelling fluid is the main sign of infection of the tissues that are under the nails.

There are different kinds of fungi that can lead to the nail infections. The common ones that cause these infections are the dermatophytes, though moulds and yeasts can also lead to infections. Prevention of these infections should be your primary care because of the difficulty in actually treating them once they occur, but if they do occur; you should identify the disease as soon as possible and take the necessary treatment.

The response of the condition to early treatment makes it very important for you to seek immediate treatment and that too by using these medications as regularly as possible till you are completely rid of the problem. If there is any delay then the damage to the nail as well as other body parts could be too much.

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