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Common symptoms of nail fungus as per experts

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 3/18/2023 Dr. Aakash Gupta, MBBS, MD FRGUHS Dermatology
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A fungal infection that occurs in the edge of the nail.


If you're experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.

One or more of the following symptoms can be observed:

  • Thickened or brittle nail
  • Scaling under the nails
  • White or yellow streaks on the nail
  • Flaking white areas on the nail’s surface
  • Appearance of yellow spots at the bottom of the nail
  • Distorted nail

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


  • Nail Fungus is caused by dermatophyte fungus and in some cases mold and yeast can also be responsible.

- The risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • History of athlete's foot
  • Psoriasis
  • Diabetes
  • Sweating too much

Questions to ask your doctor

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.

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