CategoryFungal Infections

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...

Home Treatment for Toenail Fungus


Home treatment for toenail fungus has probably been around as long as there were homes and shoes. At least in North America today, fungal nail infection (onychomycosis) is the most common nail disorder in adults. Keeping our feet enclosed in airless shoes for much of the year contributes to the problem. When feet get damp from sweat, ideal conditions are created for fungus. Still, onychomycosis...

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...

What Causes Fingernail Discoloration


Fingernail discoloration is usually the first visible sign of a fungal fingernail infection. Indeed, it is usually the first symptom of any kind, since at such an early stage, a fungal infection will not be causing any discomfort. The discoloration is generally yellow or brown, and will gradually get worse if the infection progresses. Fungus, however, is not the only thing that can cause a...

R. Drysdale