Fungal nail infections can hit people of all ages. Yet, despite its appearance, people often fail to notice it or just completely ignore the problem, mistakenly thinking that it will just go away; and then realising too late that it has spread or done a lot of toenail damage and discomfort.
These fungal toenail infection is known as Onychomycosis. Other names are also used, i.e. nail ringworm and 'tinea unguium'. It is said to be the most common disease of the nails.
Dermatophytes, Candida, and non-dermatophytic molds cause these infections.