What Does Fungal Nail Look Like?

What Does Fungal Nail Look Like?

Fungal nail is not a pretty sight. If you have it, you know that there’s a serious issue with your nail. Hello everyone, this is Doctor Paul Betschart here today to give residents of Danbury a few pointers in identifying the common condition called fungal nail.

Fungal nail appears in four variations:

1) The nail begins turning white or yellow and begins to detach from the bed at the sides.

2) A layer of foreign white material appears on the nail and persists on a daily basis.

3) The cuticles turn yellow, making the nail appear as if it is discolored at the root.

4) The entire nail plate turns yellow or green and becomes painful and swollen.

If you have fungal nail, I can help. I invite you to visit me at my podiatry office here in Danbury.

Your feet will be glad you did!

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