Toenail fungus usually has a yellowish area under the nail. The toenail can become brittle, nail can thicken, it can also have a deformity. These fungi can attack under a toenail or fingernail. Fungi can attack your nails through any small cuts in the skin around your nail. If you’re healthy, you don’t have to worry about toenail fungus.
Fungi can grow in warm, moist places and can spread if you come in contact with someone who has it. Yeasts, mold and other types of fungi can cause a fungal infection. You’re able to get a toenail fungus by walking around barefoot at a pool or in public showers, or even sharing personal items.
Don’t share any personal items like toenail clippers or towels with other people you don’t know, this will lower the risk of you getting toenail fungus. To prevent toenail fungus, before you go to bed, wash and dry your feet. Don’t wear socks and shoes until your feet are fully dry. Other treatments you can try would be antifungal medication, medicated cream or laser treatment.
If you are suffering from these symptoms of toenail fungus, contact us at Foot & Ankle Specialist of Illinois to get help today.