Make an appointment with your doctor
if your nails looks discolored, abnormally thick, if you have
swelling on the skin surrounding the nail, or you have a nail
which appears to have separated from the nail bed. Only your physician
can make the proper diagnosis and treatment regimen.
Since treating nail fungus can take some time - up to six months
- be patient! Follow the advice of your doctor and, most importantly,
stick with the treatment regimen.
Those who become infected vary by occupation. Generally, people
who work or play where their hands are continually exposed to
moisture are at greater risk. Also, if you have a relative who
had it, you are more likely to get it, as are those with certain
types of immune diseases.