Onychomycosis, also called fungal infection of the nails, is a chronic disease, which slowly causes the destruction of the nails on the hands, as well as on the feet. It most often occurs on the toenails, as the zone is a good environment for the disease’s development – heat and humidity.
Excessive sweating in the zone of the feet is also a risk factor for the appearance and development of the fungal infection. Some medicines may also cause the development of the disease.
Onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nails) is usually characterized by visible change of the color of the nails – they become darker, harder and more brittle. An additional symptom is an unpleasant smell in the zone.