Onychomycosis the medical term for a fungal infection. The infection is caused by fungi and lives underneath the surface of the nail. When the fungi appear, the nail darkens in color and can smell. If ignored, the infection can cause pain and impairs one’s ability to walk. The nails become thicker,become difficult to trim, and walking becomes painful. Those who suffer from diabetes
, circulatory problems, or immune-compromised conditions, are especially at risk for fungal nails.