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Fungal nail infection

FUNGAL NAIL INFECTION

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Symptoms

Do I have a fungal nail infection?

If you notice the presence of white spots or patches on your nail, or if the nail is turning yellow, growing thicker or becoming brittle, you probably have a fungal nail infection.

Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis) is a progressive disease: if it is left untreated, the infection spreads.

To start with, you may only see white spots or patches on the nail. They only affect the cosmetic appearance of the nail: initially there is no pain. Gradually the fungus spreads throughout the nail. Unless it is treated, it can become (very) painful, and you run the risk of losing the nail permanently.

Contamination: dermatophytes (fungi) thrive in warm, humid environments. They can spread from one fingernail or toenail to another, and from one person to another.
Environments with a high risk of contamination include: showers, changing rooms, trainers and sports shoes, socks, Turkish baths, etc.

If your nail is showing symptoms like the ones in the photographs below, you probably have a fungal nail infection. Consult your chemist or pharmacist immediately.

Moderate infection Moderate infection Moderate infection Mild infection

Moderate infection

Moderate infection

Moderate infection

Mild infection