Artificial nails have been a staple fashion statement, especially for women. Many women are sporting beautiful artificial nails that cover their toes. However, wearing artificial nails is also a known method in covering nail fungus infection. Thus, it is coined as “artificial nail fungus.” Sadly, wearing artificial nails is not a treatment for nail fungus.
Nail fungus grows in a type of environment where it is dark and hold a lot of moisture. When you apply artificial nails to an already infected toe nails, it will create a favorable environment that is both dark and holds a lot of moisture. Moreover, fungi only grow in areas where there is not a lot of air and wearing artificial toe nails, it inhibits the flow of air in the toe nail. Bear in mind that any unnatural fingernail that is attached to the real fingernail is a significant contributor in the spreading of the infection.
Many people try to hide fingernails that already turned yellow as a result of the infection simply because they are ashamed of the state of their fingernails. However, hiding your infected fingernails with artificial nails, you are only creating more favorable environment for the fungi to spread further. While the nails are covered, the infection grows underneath until it get worse and almost impossible to conceal. Applying an artificial nail is also quite difficult. This is the reason why you need to cure the problem in its core.