Nail fungus can affect the nail as well as the entire nail area, including the nail bed. Nail fungus is an infection that grows in cracks in the nail as well as cuts in the skin. Nail tinea can cause the nails to become deformed. Nail fungus is not only visually displeasing, but it cann also be irritatiing and uncomfortable.
A number of different types of bacteria organisms can infect the nail including;
The nail may be infected with nail fungus if it changes color, gets thicker or is painful to touch or ressure from shoes.
Fungal nail infections can be highly contagious so if not handled appropriatly will cause further infections between finger nails and toe nails. Nail fungus is contagious from person to person so beware of shareed showers, socks, shoes etc.
The Fungus bacteria grows well in warm and wet environments, to avoid this keep feet as dry as possible.