Living in Singapore we often see fungus thriving due to the moist and heated environment. It is difficult to avoid contact with microscopic organisms such as fungi especially when we walk barefoot or have contributing factors such as excessive perspiration.
Nail infections are often missed or ignored as they take many years to present without causing any pain or impact on a persons’ health.
Fungus takes hold under the nail surface causing discolouration and sometimes a foul odour. Thickening of the nails with underlying debris and white markings on the nail occur and can spread easily to other nails and even the skin. The nails can become hard, brittle and sometimes crumble causing feelings of embarrassment for patients.