A fungal nail infection generally starts out as a slight yellowish tinge to the nail, or even a white spot. But as the fungus begins to spread and mature, it can turn a yellow, green or even black colour. Because the nail is designed to be strong, removing an infection from the nail bed can be tricky.
Drying thoroughly between your toes after a bath or shower is a god idea. It's also worth keeping your nails trimmed - use Scholl Nail Clippers or Scholl Toe Nail Scissors and cut straight across, not going too close to the skin. Shoes that allow your feet to breathe and your toes to wiggle prevent the conditions that fungus thrives in. Please consult a Heath Care Professional for advice.
Fungal nail can be a real problem. It can be uncomfortable, painful and make you feel embarrassed about your feet. It occurs when the nails become infected by a fungus and can involve any part of the nail unit.
The discolouration is due to the fungus digesting the nail plate. The digested nail builds-up over time, causing the nail plate to lift from the nail bed, resulting in a loss of the natural pink colour and a build-up of yellow, brown or white areas.
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