Nail Infections and Risk Factors
Although a very small part of our body, nails make our fingers look beautiful. But often, small things are less cared for. We mostly ignore our nails thinking that nothing will happen to them. But nails are prone to infections that can happen very easily. There are various risk factors that can cause infections in your nails. The most common cause for nail infections is fungus, which can affect you in wet, moist areas, such as public showers or locker rooms. Often your socks and shoes can be a cause because tight fitting socks and shoes can lead to trauma in the nail, causing injuries and infections. Moreover, if your socks and shoes are not breathable, and your feet sweats, the dampness will provide a home to the fungus. So, one way you can prevent nail infections is keeping a proper personal hygiene.
We often go to salons for manicure and pedicure, or nail extensions to have those perfect looking beautiful nails. But often these things can be a reason for an infection in the nails. Many salons do not sterilize the tools they use for manicure and pedicure and use those tools for client after client without even properly cleaning them. You must make sure that the salon you are going to for manicure and pedicure uses properly sterilized tools for every client, and if not so, avoid getting it done from that salon. Also, nail extensions, artificial nails and nail varnish makes the nails unbreathable causing fungus to grow beneath them. So, it is better to keep use of such things to minimal.
Notice the Signs and Take an Action
Nail infections are more common in old people, but they can occur at any age. If you find that your nails are starting to lose color, or getting white, yellow or dark, or have become hard and difficult to trim, get crumpled on touching, then these are signs that you might have got your nails infected. Sometimes, these infections are accompanied by a foul odor as well.
However, not every nail infection needs to be treated and many times people do ignore it because these infections are usually painless. But, if it starts becoming painful, you must consider getting a nail infection treatments at the earliest, else the pain may make it difficult for you to do even the simplest of tasks. Also getting late treatments will simply mean a more complex treatment procedure and a longer healing time. You must go for treatments immediately if you have diabetes or have had infections earlier, even if the infection is not causing any pain because nail infections if not treated in such cases can become severe. You can also get the treatment done for cosmetic reasons, because yes, we all want beautiful nails.
But, before going for any such treatment, it is important that the infection is diagnosed properly, because many times it is not possible to say if the problem with your nail is actually an infection or not, by simple clinical observation. So, an in-depth diagnosis becomes necessary. We get a thorough diagnosis done by scraping a part of nail and getting a nail culture to be clear about the presence of fungus and then offer you suitable Nail fungal treatment with the most advanced technologies.
Even your nails are an integral part of your body, and they should not be ignored. They too require their share of attention and care. So, never ignore or avoid a problem with your nails and book an appointment before the problem gets severe!