Health Tip: Signs of Nail Fungus
A thick, yellowish nail is a common symptom
(HealthDay News) -- Fungi can creep underneath nails on the toes and fingers, causing an infection. While this problem usually can be treated with a prescription medication (that is quite toxic to your body), keeping nails clean and dry can help prevent it in the first place.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these warning signs of a fungal nail infection:
- A nail that is brittle and crumbles.
- A change in the way the nail is shaped.
- A thick nail.
- A change in the color of the nail.
- A nail that is dull, or is separating from the skin.
- A nail that appears to have particles beneath it.