Articles on Anti-fungal Care

Private Label Partners in Santa Ana, California, is a product development company that caters to the rapidly growing personal care, anti-aging, and acne markets. We produce custom formulas such as creams, lotions, and gels that prevent the growth of fungi. Read through the article below to learn the causes of fungal growth and how you can avoid it.


Although there are various forms of fungi that can cause infection, the most common nail fungus (Trichophyton rubrum, Onychomycosis, Tinea unguium), occurs when the fungi begins to infect the nail or the nail bed (the skin located under the nail). Generally, this will start as a yellowing or white spot that appears under the nail, and then as it spreads deeper will cause a more drastic discoloring, a thickening of the nail, and brittle, ragged edges on the nail. This is not only unsightly, but can be quite painful.


Exactly where a person contracts a fungal infection is difficult to pinpoint since fungi thrive anywhere with a warm, moist environment. The most common locations where the infection can be contracted are showers or bathroom floors, sweaty shoes, locker rooms, swimming pools, and similar environments. These areas provide the perfect environment for the fungi to thrive and multiply. Breathability is also important for nails. Nail polish and fake nails are believed to increase the likelihood of contracting a nail infection.


Sharing towels and grooming items such as clippers and files can cause fungi infection. If you have athlete's foot, the fungus could possibly migrate from your skin to your nails. Reduced blood circulation can increase the likelihood of infection due to reduced ability for your body to detect the infection and defend itself against it.


Good hygiene is important in the prevention of a fungal infection, and thorough drying of cleaned areas to prevent unwanted moisture is a critical step in this process.

Risk Level

Risk level is highest among the elderly, those with psoriasis, those frequently exposed to warm and moist environments, and barefoot walking in damp public places, as well as those with athlete's foot or skin and/or nail injuries. Those with diabetes, circulation problems, or weak immune systems are also more susceptible to infection.


Nail discoloration, thickening, and crumbling or ragged edges are common visual symptoms. This can be more than just unsightly, but also quite uncomfortable and painful. Left untreated, the infection can result in permanent damage to the nail and/or the nail bed.


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