Signs and Symptoms of Nail Fungus
Nail Fungus Symptoms
The first signs tend to be a small dot or patch on just one nail - this is often dismissed as a blemish. It is hard to detect fungus in its early stage.
The small patch tends to grow out with the nail but spreads and starts to distort the nail and can often infect other nails.
The biggest tell tale sign is the existence of a white, yellow or brown material growing under the nail - this has a foul cheesy smell, that is quite unpleasant.
As the foot is more likely to become infected than the finger foul smelling footwear should should be cause for concern. Please read on to discover the treatments available, some are prescribed and some are home remedy.
Nail Fungus Steps To Take
The picture opposite depicts a foot with all five toes infected with fungus, although not severe some of the toenails are starting to lift, this can cause pain and discomfort.
At this stage keep the nails trimmed and remember to completley clean your nail trimmers before timming any nails that are not showing signs of infection
This picture shows a thumb nail with fungal growth.
The nail appears distorted and pitted. Usually at this stage there will be a foul smelling material under the nail.
The tendancy will be to bite the nail - this will tranfer the fungal inection from mouth to other nails.
Nail fungus treatment, before and after - click here
Over 30 million people wordwide suffer from a nail fungus to some degree - this figure may be higher as due to the nature of the complaint some may find it embarrassing to seek effective treatment.
Home remedies can be effective if the fungla infection is caught in its very early stages.
Over the counter of topical solution can treat fungal infection reasonabley quickly as the picture opposite shows.
Home Remedy Nail Fungus Cures - Vinegar, Vicks Vapor rub and tea trea oil have shown promise in the early stages of the infection. Read about Home Remedy Fungus Cures
Topical Solutions can react with the nail fungus quickly and without a side effect. Read about Commercial Nail Fungus Products
Prescription Only Anti Fungal Solutions - can cause liver damage as well as cure the nail fungus infection. Always obtain via prescription from your GP. Read about Prescription Fungus Medication