Nails in good condition can be very attractive. They also reflect an individual’s personal habits – good or bad. Aside from their cosmetic appeal, nails serve many important functions. They help us pick up and manipulate objects and support the tissues of the fingers and toes. Most importantly, nails often reflect our general state of health.
Nail fungus accounts for half of all nail problems. An estimated 35 million Americans may have the disease, which is progressive and recurring. It rarely occurs in children, but nail fungus is increasingly common as we age.