Definition: The fungal infection that most often affects the nails of the hands and feet are caused by yeast called dermatophytes, highly contagious.
The symptoms are: usually affec
ts nails of hands and feet, fungal invasion based on the proximal portion of the nail matrix or through the cutiula and especially if given in combination with traumatism or trauma to repeat. Microbes and detritus under the nail repligues favor the infection and inflammation. Whitish yellow spots appear, a becomes sensitive to the touch, to tighten on the nail plate you can exit a liquid creamy yellow or transparent aspect. Over time it may appear a greenish pigment as a result of the on bacterial colonization. As the fungus is invading the nail matrix, the infection is spreading to layers more profondas. The base of the nail redness and is painful. It can effectively first appear in fingernail and then spread to the others. Immunodeficiency and work and attendance in humid environments can encourage the chronicity of the process. Eventually the nail falls off bed, in other situations, thickening of the whole nail taking mixed colors and rough surface.