Toenail fungal infections are common infections that are caused by microorganisms, the most popular of these is dermatophytes. They may also be caused by yeast and molds. It takes time to treat a toenail fungal infection. Toenail fungus can spread to the other toenails if it is not treated.
8What does the infected nail look like?
Nails that suffer from a fungal infection are most often discolored; they turn yellow, green, or brown. They may also become thick, fragile, and cracked. It is not usually painful until the infection becomes severe. In some cases, the nails may emit a foul odor. It is common for people who have an athlete’s foot to later on have toenail fungus. The fungus that causes the nail fungal infection also brings you athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch.