Excilor
Fungal nail infection

FUNGAL NAIL INFECTION

Stop Ongles détériorés par mycoses
   

Causes

The microorganisms that cause onychomycosis – usually dermatophytes – penetrate microscopic fissures in the nail plate, or enter through the soft tissue around the edges of the nail.

Strong, healthy nails protect the tips of fingers and toes from infection.

If your nails are cracked, naturally fragile, or weakened as a result of an injury or trauma, it is easier for dermatophytes to infect a nail.

Dermatophytes grow in warm, humid environments such as bathrooms, changing rooms, swimming pools, trainers or sports shoes etc., which is why these environments pose a relatively high risk of contamination.