Artificial Nail Fungus

You might think that with an artificial  nail   fungus  would not be a problem, but in reality, fungal  nail  infection can be even more of a worry when you apply false nails on top of natural nails. This is because  fungi  grow well in damp airless places, like inside shoes, and on warm sweaty feet, and false  nails  do restrict the flow of air around the nail. Fungal infections of the fingernails are much less common than toenail infections, so the issue is not a big one, but bear in mind that a natural fingernail covered with a sheet of acrylic, fiberglass, or other synthetic material does not get as much exposure to air.

A fingernail discolored and distorted by fungal growth is not a pretty thing, and when your fingernails look like this it’s tempting to cover up the damage so that other people won’t see it. However, when you apply an artificial  nail   fungus  does not go away, it just gets put out of sight. Untreated, and possibly even more comfortable, it will continue to grow and to destroy the natural nail. It may spread to other fingernails, and toenails, or to the skin around the nails. Eventually, natural nails may disintegrate so badly that it’s no longer possible to apply a false nail, and by this time the appearance of the nail will be very much worse. You need to deal with your fungal infection, not hide it.

One more artificial  nail   fungus  connection comes as a result of the booming  nail  industry: many women are now visiting professionals to have their false nails applied. They are enjoying nail spas, and getting manicures and pedicures in greater numbers than ever before. Unfortunately, this gives the  fungi  that invade human  nails  a chance to spread. Some of the women that visit your  nail-care  professional already have  fungus  growing in their finger- and toenails. While they are receiving services, fungal spores contaminate the equipment in the facility, and if the facility doesn’t follow strict rules for cleaning and disinfecting, these spores will still be around when the next customer arrives. Then, with each artificial  nail   fungus  gets a free ride onto a natural  nail  and another chance to flourish in a comfortable environment. This is not a theory:  fungi  and other infectious organisms have been spread by  nail-care  procedures.

If you use artificial  nails   fungus  may become an issue for you. To avoid it, choose a nail-care professional carefully and ask about disinfection procedures, follow recommendations for the care of your false nails, and deal with any symptoms of fungal infection promptly.