You must have heard about nail fungus infections in the past. A nail fungus infection may attack both the fingernails and toenails. The fungus may attack the nail, nail bed, and even the skin underneath the nail. A fungus may attack the nails by way of small cuts in the skin under the nail or any opening in between the nail and the nail bed.
It may not cause a serious concern if you are healthy in general, but it may appear unsightly and painful and it may damage your nail or nail bed permanently. A nail fungus infection may lead to more serious conditions if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. If you have any of these conditions, it’s imperative that you see a doctor for the most appropriate nail fungus treatment.
4What are some common symptoms of nail fungal infections?
A nail that has been infected with fungus may appear as the following: turning yellow, brown, green, or white; thicker; crumbly and brittle; it may also split or break easily and separate from the skin. Once you are infected with nail fungus, you may experience discomfort and pain when you wear shoes, walk, or stand for a prolonged period. Over time and when left untreated, the fungus may cause permanent damage to one’s nails and nail bed.