CategoryFungal Infections

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Nail Fungus


Nail fungus is fingernail or toenail that is infected by bacteria due to fungus growth, the medical community calls it tinea unguium or onychomycosis. Currently about 30 million Americans are affected by nail fungus. Fungi tend to grow on dead organic materials – such as skin and hair, it can also thrive on nails. Toenails are more vulnerable, because they are located in a closed environment, for...

Treatment for Candida Albicans


First, understanding your enemy is half of winning the battle. If you feel some uncomfortable symptoms, make sure you schedule an appointment with a doctor. Consequently, you can make sure whether you really have a yeast infection. It is insensible to cure a disease if you’re not sure what you have in the first place. Yeast infection shares some of its symptoms with parasitic or bacterial...

What Is Thrush?


Thrush, or Candidaisis, is a fungal infection caused by the fungus Candida (otherwise known as yeast). Thrush is commonly associated with the female genitals, but in fact thrush is a much more common problem and can affect both men and women. Thrush can also affect different areas of the body aside from the genitals, including the skin. Candida, or yeast, normally exists in the body naturally...

Toenail Fungus And UV Light


As a treatment for toenail fungus uv light is seldom, if ever used. However, it can be useful as a means of ridding the environment of infectious fungal spores. Laboratories that work with fungal isolates use ultraviolet light to sterilize equipment, and it has been at least suggested that ultraviolet light might prevent fungal spores and other organism from being dispersed through air...

Bleach for Toenail Fungus


Perhaps you have heard of people using bleach for toenail fungus(onychomycosis). This is a home remedy that used to be more popular but it has been largely replaced by prescription medications and commercial home remedies. The downside of home bleach treatment is that it requires twenty to thirty minutes every day, a time commitment that many people find difficult. On the other hand, using bleach...

Hydrogen Peroxide for Foot Fungus


Hydrogen peroxide for foot fungus is one of the common home remedies for this affliction. It is a common household disinfectant, long used to clean minor cuts and scratches, and even popular for disinfecting cutting boards and kitchen utensils. Intuitively, it makes sense that it might be good for killing fungus. This article discusses the use of hydrogen peroxide as a home cure for fungal...

Black Fungus Under Fingernails


Black fungus under fingernails is about the last thing that anyone would want, yet fungal nail infection is not at all uncommon. Fungal fingernail infection happens when fungal spores get in under the fingernails and start to grow there. Before long fungal hyphae (slender branching stalks of fungal growth) are wending their way back from the tip of the nail toward the cuticle, flourishing in the...

Yellow Toenails Are Usually A Sign Of Trouble


Yellow toenails are usually a sign of trouble to come. Although harmless bacterial colonization can cause a color change in nails (usually green), and there is a rare condition called yellow nail syndrome, by far the most common cause of yellowish or brownish discoloration in the toenails is fungus infection. Many fungi produce colored pigments when they are growing well – Penicillium, for...

R. Drysdale