Fungal nail infection is common and occurs for different reasons such as humidity. It is important to note that the toenails are more prone to infection than those of the hands and that this type of fungus grows by feeding on the nails and outer layers of the skin, producing damage to the nails and underneath them.
If the fungi do not receive treatment, they can affect the whole nail, which makes it more difficult to eliminate them, and we must be alert because when a nail is infected with fungi, these can also be passed on to the stockings and shoes, thus infecting the skin and other nails.
Fungi on the nails are called onychomycosis. These fungi usually appear on the nails of the toes, but they can also attack the nails of the hands. They generate an annoying change in their appearance as the thickness, the appearance of stretch marks or the change from yellow to brown.