Adults, especially the elderly, are more likely to have onychomycosis than children. The incidence of onychomycosis has been increasing steadily and is associated with diabetes, a weak immune system and increased age. The disease is more common in men than women, but can affect any adult who comes into contact with this contagious fungi.

Sports Lovers are particularly at risk, especially those who participate regularly in sporting activities like swimming, football and running as well as gym goers etc anywhere that common changing rooms and shower cubicles are used on a regular basis.

Families are also at a higher risk, as just one member of a family who suffers from a fungal nail infection can pass it to others through washing clothes, using shared bathrooms and other familial activities. For many reasons, fungal nail infections can remain a problem that many people may suffer with all their lives.