What is toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus or onychomycosis, also known as tinea unguium, is a chronic fungal infection of the nail bed that impacts millions of people worldwide. Onychomycosis can be caused by a variety of fungal infections caused by dermatophytes, yeasts and non-dermatophytic moulds. The most common cause of onychomycosis worldwide is the dermatophyte T. rubrum. Current global estimates suggest that approximately 11.2% of post-industrial countries suffer from onychomycosis . For the majority of sufferers, treatment can be very challenging with many common treatments having demonstrated low efficacy tied with long durations to cure .