Onychomycosis or toenail fungal infection is a common fungal infection of the toenails and fingernails. This may include any of the components of a nail unit such as the matrix, nail bed, or nail plate. Nail fungus infection may bring about pain, discomfort, as well as disfigurement. It may also produce. This condition may cause physical as well as occupational limitations. It can reduce one’s quality of life, and it’s not just an aesthetic problem.
Nails that have been infected by fungus are usually thick, brittle, crumbly, and ragged. They tend to be dull and distorted in shape. They appear in a darker hue and often separate from the nail bed. At times, the infected nail may become painful and it may also emit a foul odor.