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Fungal nail infection, also known as onychomycosis, is a cause of embarrassment and discomfort for millions of people worldwide. These infections are often very difficult to treat and full resolution may take more than a year. While anyone can contract a fungal infection of the nails, older adults are more commonly affected. In western countries, approximately 10% of adults under the age of 60 have a fungal nail infection. After the age of 60, this increases to 20%.