What Is a Toenail Fungus?
Studies have shown that toenail fungus infections can affect any part of the human body. These fungi are naturally present in and on the body alongside several bacteria. Still, when a fungus starts to overgrow, there comes the risk of you getting an infection.
For starters, onychomycosis, also known as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection that impacts either the fingernails or toenails and as a result of lifestyle changes and population aging, approximately 10% of people are affected. These fungal infections naturally grow over time, so any sudden change in the way your nail looks or feels may be too slight to note at first.