Most commonly accompanied by an infection of the skin known as Athlete’s foot.
What does it look like?
Mild infections may produce few or no symptoms.
A nail may lose “its shine,” begin to partially or fully discolour and thicken.
In severe infections, the nails become discoloured, thicken, and detach from the nail bed. The skin surrounding the nails may become inflamed and painful.
How do I know if I have it?
Since other diseases may also cause toenail discoloration or thickening, it is best to have it assessed by a professional. A registered chiropodist can quickly determine whether you have a fungal infection.
Will it go away without treatment?
No, the chances of it clearing up on its own are very low.