Nail fungus can come out of nowhere. It can infect anyone, no matter how old you are or where you live. This is why it is important to always pay attention to your feet and hands. People don’t do this as often as they should, especially when it comes to their toes. This is one of the reasons why nail fungus is as common as it is. But how would you know if you became infected with nail fungus?
There are lots of different nail fungus signs and symptoms. Our nails are usually clear, but nail fungus can change that. If you are infected with nail fungus, your nails can become white or yellow in color. Sometimes this discoloration will appear in a spotted form. You may also notice a poor odor coming from your infected nails. It is also possible that you will see brittle, thick, or generally distorted looking nails. There can also be other nail fungus symptoms as well.
Even if you only see one nail fungus symptom you should go see a doctor as soon as possible. Feet doctors such as podiatrists would be able to diagnose your toenails and determine whether you really do have toenail fungus or not. If you do have a nail fungal infection, the doctor will be able to inform you about the different nail fungus treatments you can choose from. Of course, the sooner you get treated the better. As you may know, nail fungus can spread from one nail to another nail. The first symptom is often only the beginning.