Nail/ Foot Fungus
Common types of fungal infection are Tinea Pedis or “Athlete’s Foot” and Onychomycosis or “Nail Fungus”.
Athlete's Foot is a common and contagious dermatophytic fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itching of the affected areas. The condition typically affects the feet, but may infect or spread to other areas of the body such as the groin and tends to spread to areas of skin that are kept hot and moist, such as with insulation, body heat, and sweat. The fungal agents responsible for infection may be picked up by walking barefoot in an infected area or using an infected towel.
The most common symptom of Onychomycosis or a fungal nail infection is the nail becoming thickened and discolored: white, black, yellow or green. As the infection progresses the nail can become brittle, with pieces breaking off or coming away from the toe or finger completely. If left untreated, the skin can become inflamed and painful underneath and around the nail.
Products and Treatments such as Pedique have anti-fungal ingredients to help prevent and correct fungal infections.