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There are different names of nail fungus. The first name of nail fungus is called Dermatophytic Onychomycosis. The next name of nail fungus is called Ringworm of the Nail. The last name of nail fungus is called Tinea Unguium. Even though there are three (3) different names for having nail fungus, that all are still fungi infection of the nail. Nail fungus is the most common disease to have with nails and it taken over about half of all the nail abnormalities.

To know, if you have Onychomycosis (nail fungus) is if you notice your nail plate has gotten thickened, yellow, or cloudy appearance on it. It’s possible for the nail to become crumbly, rough or can become separate from the nail bed. Usually, there is no other symptoms or pain, but if the disease come severe then, there will be bodily symptoms and pain. Some bodily symptoms are having a fungus infection on the skin. Sometimes it’s a rash or itchy areas on the body.

Onychomycosis, can affect both finger nails and toe nails but its more common in toe nails. It affects between six to eight percent (6-8%) of the adult population.

There are four different types of Onychomycosis.

The first type is called Distal Subungal Onychomycosis. Distal Subungal Onychomycosis, is the most common type of Tinea Unguium. Usually it's caused by Trichophyton Rubon. Trichophyton Rubon invades into the nail bed and under the nail plate.

There are treatments for people having some type of Onychomycosis. But since the infection is embedded in the nail and very difficult to reach, it can take a year or more for the infection to clear up. Some treatments is a cream that you place on the nail or you take a pill, to fit the infection internally.

If you do not want to take prescriptions, then there are some natural remedies. The first natural remedy is Australian Tea Tree Oil. The second natural remedy is Grapefruit Seed Extract. The third natural Remedy is Thyme Oil. The last natural remedy is Snakeroot Leaf Extract.

If you notice that you have developed some type of Onychomycosis or nail fungus. Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible for the infection does not become worse and spread to other areas of your body.

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