Fungal nails (or onychomycosis) is an infection of the nail, nail bed and the nail plate under the surface of the nail.
The infection is caused by a group of fungi known as dermophytes. These tiny organisms thrive on skin and keratin, which is the main component of hair and nails. When dermophytes take hold, the nail often discolours.
Eventually, the nail can thicken, harden, become brittle and even fall off. The resulting thicker nails are difficult to trim and unsightly.
This nail infection can spread to your other fingernails and also to your toenails.
It can start as a mere blemish and turn into ugly, embarrassing nails. This aggravating disease can take months to control if it’s left ignored.
Appointments for fingernails are $50 for each session.