Causes of Nail Fungus

Loceryl® directly targets the pathogens that cause nail fungus. Dermatophytes, yeasts and moulds are responsible for nail fungus. They enter the skin through small tears in the toe or finger, where they spread. Nail fungus is highly contagious and spreads easily in swimming pools and changing rooms in sports facilities.


Recognising Nail Fungus

Pathogens that cause toe nail fungus

There are three different pathogens that cause fungal nail infection: dermatophytes (81%), moulds (4%) and yeasts (15%)1.


Dermatophytes, which are particularly contagious, are the main cause of nail fungus and are responsible for over 80% of cases.2 Coming into contact with infected items or surfaces, e.g. wet areas in swimming pools, puts you at risk of infection.


How Nail Fungus Spreads

The fungal pathogens in an infected nail can spread directly to other nails and the surrounding skin. They can even spread to other areas of the body. Once you have successfully treated nail fungus, you should take preventative measures to prevent reinfection. 

  1. Zaug M, Bergstraesser M. Amorolfine in the treatment of onychomycoses and dermatomycoses (an overview). Clin Exp Dermatol. 1992 Sep;17 Suppl 1:61-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1992.tb00281.x. PMID: 1458669
  2. Chiritescu MM, Chiritescu ME, Scher RK. Newer systemic antifungal drugs for the treatment of onychomycosis. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 1996 Oct;13(4):741-58. PMID: 8902341

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Loceryl is indicated for mild fungal nail infections