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Nail Fungus: Symptoms and Treatment

Nail fungus, also medically known as onychomycosis, is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernails and/or toenails by dermatophytes, also known as ringworm, yeasts and molds, leading to gradual destruction of the nail plate. It is more likely to affect toenails , particularly the first toenail, than fingernails, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Fungal infection of the nail is very common. About half of the population is affected with nail fungus by the time they reach 70 years of age, said Dr. Raza Aly, professor emeritus of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Fungus is responsible for 50 percent of all nail disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 

Symptoms

An infected nail often will have unsightly white/yellow or orange/brown patches or streaks. It can also turn thicker, crumbly, ragged or dull , according to the Mayo Clinic. In some cases, the nail will emit a slightly foul odor and it may separate from the nail bed, a process known as onycholysis. 

Can bleach be used to kill fungus?

I have fungus on my fingernail, but my med insurance doesn't cover any of the meds given(both generic and non generic) I need to know if I soaked my pointer in bleach would it kill the fungus? If not what are some good home remedies that can be used for


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No bleach will knock it back but not kill it besides it is very harmful to keep in contract with. You need a fungicide to kill fungus.

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Anyone know anything about toe nail Fungus?

Why does it happen? Is it something in our bodies?

Is 1 cup of bleach in a gallon of water safe to soak your feet in for 15 minutes everyday for 6 months.

I'm asking because money is tight and I have CHEESE TOE DISEasE. Totally


It usually ocurs after an injury. I wouldn't use the bleach. Buy some Tea Tree Oil and apply twice a day to the nail for the time it takes for the discoloured nail to grow out.


I have also heard of soaking your feet in hydrogen peroxide for toenail fungus. I think that would be safer than bleach.