Fungal nail infections are caused by various fungal organisms, yeast or molds. It is a common condition that begins as white or yellow spots under the tip of the toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper it can cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble. Toenail fungus infection can develop at any age, but it is more common in older adults. There are several different reasons why toenail fungus begins to grow, the most common is a predilection to athlete’s foot.

Causes

  • Fungus most common dermatophyte
  • Yeast and molds
  • Reduced blood circulation
  • Weakened immune system
  • Older adults develop cracked nails allowing fungi to enter

Signs & Symptoms

  • Whitish to yellow-brown toenails
  • Thickened toenails
  • Brittle toenails
  • Debris build up under toenails
  • Odor from toenails

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