Toenail fungus infection is an infection that occurs in your toenails and is caused by fungal microorganisms. Fungi like molds and yeasts get into the toenails through the cracks, cuts, breaks, and injuries to the nails. There are fungal spores in the environment, but they only begin to flourish when they fall on surface areas like the nails. Fungi often thrive in a warm and moist environment.
It is important to detect toenail fungus early to be able to give it simple home remedies. When the infection spreads inside the toenails, any home remedy may not be able to treat it anymore. The following are some symptoms of nail fungus that can help you detect it early on: the nail’s surface becomes dry and powdery, the nail is crumbly and breaks easily, the nail turns white, yellow, or brown, debris can be seen underneath the nail, nail also becomes thick, the nail also lifts off the nailbed, and it can be painful at times.