Did you know that nail files may carry a fungus that leads to infection?
Nail Fungus Infections
If you use a nail file carrying a fungus, you may experience a nail infection. More technically referred to as onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails can happen to anyone. However, children and young, healthy individuals are less likely to suffer from an infection than adults over 60 years of age or those with problems, such as diabetes, explains the Columbia University Medical Center. When you use an infected nail file, the fungi may invade through tiny cuts in
If you are healthy, your body may respond to a fungal infection by displaying only minor effects, such as mild pain or cosmetically damaged nails. In individuals with weakened immune systems, nails may hurt, appear thick or discolor to a yellow or white hue. They may also begin to pull away from the skin or crumble along the margins. An infection often begins as a discolored spot on the end of a nail.
If you have used a nail file that carries a fungus and are experiencing a fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails, seeking medical attention immediately is wise because permanent damage may occur when the problem is left untreated.
For a mild problem, over-the-counter topicals such as creams and polishes may solve your problem.
For more severe infections, a doctor will prescribe a stronger anti-fungal medication, in either topical or pill form, to help control or cure the disease. However, many of these prescribed medications have many side effects. The infection may take up to a year to clear, so remaining committed to ongoing treatment is essential.
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- Use your own nail files and other tools, such as nail clippers, is a good first step toward avoiding nail fungus infections.
- Avoid sharing nail files and other tools with friends
- You should also bring your own tools to professional manicurists.
- Avoid using the same nail file on an infected nail and an uninfected nail, to prevent the spread of fungi.
- Sterilize tools between use with a medical grade fungicide to kill germs, and
- Cut and file nails carefully to avoid creating cuts in skin.
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