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What is Nail Fungus

 Fungal Toe Nail Laser Results - Before and After

Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis) is a very common complaint. Over 400,000 people in New Zealand and 700 million people worldwide suffer from it. It affects men more than women and is more common as you get older.

Most fungal nail infections cause merely cosmetic complaints with most sufferers reporting unsightly and embarrassing changes. The nail becomes thickened, discoloured and often crumbly, it becomes impossible to cut down and takes on a unique odour.

If left untreated, fungal nail infection can be very painful in shoes and can cause corns down the outside of the nail. In some cases, the nail can lift from the end of the toe and debris can collect under it, altering the curvature of the nail.

This video clip from Channel 4's Embarrassing Illnesses series describes one gentleman's nail fungal problem.

 

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