What are the signs of toenail fungus?

Know the signs of toenail fungusToenail fungus symptoms are usually obvious and easy to catch if you know what you’re looking for. As the fungus grows and damages the hard keratin making up your toenails, the affected areas start to look dull and discolored. Often nails turn a yellow-grey color, though they could simply get darker. Nails often become thickened and distorted in shape as well. The edges may appear ragged or crumbly. Often the keratin grows more brittle, too. Some people’s nails separate from their nail bed and get debris caught under them.

If you’ve noticed any symptoms of fungal toenails, even if they are mild, act quickly and have them examined. Fungal infections are challenging to eliminate and the best way to deal with them is to catch early and treat the problem immediately. Let our team of foot experts at Podiatry Associates, P.C. help you accurately identify fungal nail symptoms. Make an appointment with us online or by calling (303) 805-5156 to reach our Cherry Creek, Parker, and Castle Pines, CO, office locations.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC