It is important to catch your toenail fungus as early as possible to avoid spreading the infection – for both yourself and others. When you get fungal nail infection, there will be a few changes to the appearance of your toenails. Let’s take a look at them and see if you have seen any of the sign on your toenail.
When you get a fungal infection on your toenails, they can suddenly be thicker and denser.
Darken nail color
As you develop toenail fungus, you might notice your toenails to have yellowish dull color.
It is normal to have smelly feet because bacteria is always present on your feet and nails. But it is usually washed off and after a shower, your feet are no longer smelly. If you still have bad odors after washing your toes and nails, it may be a sign of overgrowth of bacteria and fungus on your feet or underneath the toenails.
Nail getting brittle and crumbly
The fungus affects your nail growth and can make your nail brittle and crumbly. As the infection develops, your toenails may start breaking off with a little pressure.
Because the fungus grows underneath the toenail, the toenail shape may become lumpy and bumpy as the infection develops. The surface also become rougher and the edges of your toenails can also be torn.
If you notice any of these changes in your nail, it may be the sign of developing a toenail fungus. Pay a close attention to your nail and if needed, treat your nails with a doctor so you won’t spread the infection.