Fungal infections can affect all parts of the body. Fungi thrive in the body, and they coexist with bacteria. An infection happens when a type of fungus starts to overgrow and spread. An example of a fungal infection is a toenail fungal infection which is also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium. This is a fungal infection that affects both fingernails and toenails. It takes time for the fungal infection to develop, and, likely, the symptoms are not that noticeable in the early stages.
6What are some of the symptoms?
A toenail fungal infection causes several changes in the appearance of the nail. The toenail may appear yellowish, brownish, or whitish. The nail also becomes chalky or cloudy in some areas of the nail. The nail may also become thick and misshapen. It is also possible for the infected nail to separate from the nail bed. This allows for a space to occur between the nail and the skin under it. You may also find a crack or cut in one or more spots of the nail. When the infection is left untreated, it can become painful and uncomfortable.