Archive for the ‘Onychomycosis’ Category
Onychomycosis pronounced – on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis – is the term for a fungus that attacks the finger and/or toe nails. It is a disease found so frequently that it is considered the most common of this type of infections. Both toe nails and fingernails can be infected with the fungus, but toe nails are more frequently infected and the more difficult to treat. There are four types of the fungus depending on which part, sequence of infection and causative agent of the fungus.
Many times a fungus infection will be passed and the unlucky recipient will not even realize it until symptoms appear. Th read more...
There are several words important to know when speaking about nail fungus infections. The word mycosis is used to define any disease caused by a fungus, no matter what is the site. The specific term for a fungus nail infection is onychomycosis – pronounced on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis, use it and impress your friends with the “big” words.
Fungus infections of the nail, once acquired are difficult to treat and cure. They are also gravitate easily to other finger and toe nails. The first sign will be a red or yellow spot that emerges at the tip of the nail. Quickly there will read more...