Fungal infections usually occur underneath the nail and begin at the end of the nail (where it gets trimmed). Less often, an infection can appear as a white, powdery discoloration on top of the nail. The most common changes that occur with toenail fungal infections include:
- Discoloration beneath the nail, usually brown, white, or yellow
- Thickening of the nail
- An increase in white debris beneath the nail which is keratin, a protein that gives form to skin and nails
- Infected part of nail may become loose or separate from the nail bed
- Nail appears to "crumble" or breakdown
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