Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is fungal disease of the nails.

Risk factors for onychomycosis include:

  • old age
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • trauma and
  • hyperhidrosis

Fungal nail infection is more common in:

  • men
  • with other nail problems such as psoriasis
  • people with systemicillness, such as diabetes mellitus or HIV
  • patients on immunosuppressive medications

Treatment consideration

Onychomycosis may cause difficulty in wearing footwear, discomfort in walking, and cosmetic embarrassment.

Prevention

  • Wear protective footwear to avoid re-exposure
  • Antifungal powder application in shoes and on feet
  • Wear cotton absorbent socks
  • Discard old footwear
  • Keep nails as small as possible and do not share toenail clippers
  • Treat all infected family members to avoid reinfection
  • Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes to avoid trauma to the nail
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