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Nanoparticles for Nail Fungus by R. Drysdale
One of the most recent advances in the treatment of fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) is the development of nanoparticles for nail fungus. The particles, droplets one millionth of a millimeter wide, are suspended in a liquid that scientists hope will prove a potent topical treatment for a stubborn health problem. When these tiny droplets come in contact with fungal spores or hyphae (the long branching stalks typical of actively growing moulds and other fungi) they fuse with the cell membrane and cause it to disintegrate, spilling its contents and killing the cell.
A nanoemulsion treatment for onychomycosis makes sense because one of biggest obstacles to treating fungal nail infections is getting a topical antifungal to the infected area. Fungi typically begin to grow under the edge of the nail and spread adjacent to the nail bed, protected from the outside world by the hard, impermeable nail. Topical ointments applied from above can