Fingernail fungus, also known as Onychomycosis, is the lesser common infection of the nails.
This is mainly because we take more care in cleaning and looking after our hands and nails.
Toenail fungus, however, is far more common as our feet spend a lot more time in sweaty dark shoes. There are many more reasons, but sweaty dark shoes present a perfect warm growing environment for fungus.
For the purpose of this article though, technically speaking, Fingernail fungus is Onychomycosis.
You can find much more detailed information about Onychomycosis here. This website also contain
- Onychomycosis Description
- Nail Fungus Cures
- Who is most susceptible
- Nail Fungus Symptoms
- Is nail fungus painful?
- Nail Fungus Treatment
I already know I have Fingernail Fungus – What Now?
If you already know you have fingernail fungus and want to get rid then you should do something sooner rather than later. Fingernails typically grown about 1/8th of an inch, or around 3 mm per month, so do expect a lengthy cure no matter what treatment you decide to pursue.
One particular product that works really well is ZetaClear. As there are no side effects, quick and easy to apply, and it’s cheap are just some of the reasons why ZetaClear is a first choice for many.
How did I get Fingernail Fungus?
More than likely the fungus invaded your fingernail at the end of your nail where the nail separates from the nail bed. If your nails are dirty bacteria and fungus can hide there waiting for the opportunity to enter under the nail upon some kind of nail trauma, or the fungal spores can populate and become in such large numbers that infection is inevitable.
As to many peoples’ belief, fingernail fungus cannot be eliminated from the fingernail by washing, scrubbing, or following a cleansing regime.
Simply, once your nail is infected, the fungus is hiding and growing under the nail were soaps will not reach. Over tens of thousands of years our fingernails have evolved to prevent penetration, which is why soaps and creams will not work.
ZetaClear does penetrate the nail to where the fungus is hiding. It contains natural oils that have antifungal properties to fight and kill the fungus. These oils are only a few oils that are known that can actually penetrate the nail.
However soaps are good at cleaning bacterial infections lerking on your hands and under your fingernails. It is bacterial infections where nail fungus can stem from and promote the growth of the fungus.
How Fingernail Fungus can Spread?
Unfortunately though, fingernail fungus is transmitted quite easily, especially in nail salons. Our immune system fights of hundreds of fungal attacks daily and for a high majority of the time this works.
Many people are not aware that fungus feeds on the keratin found in our skin and hair. And when our hands come into contact with our skin and hair there is now a small potential for an infection to start.
If you have a tear, cut, split, ingrown nail, or any kind of trauma around your nail your likelihood of an infection certainly increases. Other likelihood causes are from using contaminated nail clippers that you have used on your toenails or someone elses toenails. Possible even using your fingernail to pick at your toenails or trim tear your nails is another likely cause.
Nail Fungus from Salons
Unfortunately nail salons do spread fingernail fungus, and without the customer even knowing until it’s too late.
Nail salons are suppose to adhere to strict regulations to the use and cleaning of tools that are used to manicure peoples nails.
Unfortunately some salons don’t and spread fungal spores between customers. My Salons and Nail Fungus article will explain why you need to be weary when visiting a nail salon.