Many people suffer from onychomycosis, which is more commonly known as nail and toenail fungus. Even though it is a common problem, it is a major challenge for about 12 percent of the population that it affects. Several risk factors make some populations more susceptible to contracting a condition that is caused mold, yeast and a fungus known as dermatophyte.
This fungus does not develop overnight, can live for a very long time in the right environment and takes time and effort to eradicate completely. Fortunately, there are treatments that have proven to be effective if used consistently.