Nail Fungus Symptoms



Early Symptoms

  • - White spot on one or more toenails.
  • - A noticeable hint of yellow or yellow streaks on the nails.
  • - Mild discomfort you might attribute to a stubbed toe.

Moderate Symptoms

  • - Yellowing that is becoming more dramatic and is spreading to other nails on both feet.
  • - Nails that are very hardened, cracked.
  • - Mild discomfort gradually getting worse as the nails begin to separate from the nail bed.
  • - Toenails look misshapen and can even begin to grow into the skin, much like an ingrown toenail.

Later Symptoms

  • - Toenails crumble completely or separate entirely from the nail beds and fall off.
  • - Rancid odor that’s very noticeable.
  • - Cellulitis

It starts as a white, seemingly-benign spot on your toenail. Before you know it, the small white spot has gotten much worse, and is starting to spread to the remaining toenails on both feet. The now yellowed hardened nails are beginning to take on a noticeable odor and you’re embarrassed to wear sandals at the beach or pool. Left untreated, your toenails are exhibiting late stage nails fungus symptoms, and you probably wished you’d acted quickly when that first small spot was noticed. It’s more difficult, but still possible to treat severely infected toenails.

Your feet have more sweat glands per square inch than any other area of the body, making them an ideal breeding ground for the fungi, which generally belongs to the group dermatophytes. Think back to how much time your feet spend in shoes and socks.  This closed, air-starved environment is the ideal situation for fungal infections to occur and spread. The infectious fungi also thrive in other moist environments, including locker room floors and swimming pools. Something as simple as a small cut or a tiny separation between your nail and the nail bed is enough to start the infection’s spreads.
Treatment Guide


Nail Fungus Tips
  • Keep Nails Dry - Wear open shoes/sandals as much as possible.

     

    Treat Fungus Early - Get treatment and stick to it. The quicker you treat fungus the easier it will be.

     

    Use Moisture Absorbing Socks - Moist damp areas are the breeding grounds for fungus.

     

    Clean your feet with anti-microbial soap. This will aid you in treating and preventing further fungus.

     

    Wear clean socks and shoes. Fresh socks will prevent a fungus build up and aid in preventing and treating fungus.

     

    Talk to a Podiatrist.