Beginning Signs of a Fungal Nail Infection

  1. Nail discoloration. Typically it begins with small white spots of streaks growing on the nail. In some cases, these spots can be darker or black in color. If it is dried up blood, you will feel no discomfort when applying pressure. If there is discomfort, then it is a possible sign of a nail infection.
  2. Weakened Nail Structure. The nail may become brittle and rigid, may thicken, or become rough and deformed. Shape and texture will change with fungal nail infections so if you’re unsure, speak with a physician.
  3. Pain. If you feel pain by gently pressing on your nail, it could be a sign of a nail infection. More advanced cases of nail fungus may cause pain and inflammation to your nails and surrounding tissues. (Make sure the pain isn’t a result of tight shoes. Sometimes, tight shoes can cause discomfort when applying pressure to the toenail. This pain often goes away after a few minutes.)
  4. Odor. Dead or decaying tissues build up under your nail(s) or nail separation can cause or give off an odor. Detecting any unusual odor may help figure out if you have a nail infection and seek proper treatment. (Smell for a particularly foul odor that may resemble something dead or decaying.) If you have noticed any of these signs on your fingernails or toenails, the great news is there are ways to get rid of that nasty fungus that’s found a home in them. Noticing these signs as early as possible and seeking treatment can help in treating the skin faster.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, there is a possibility you have a fungal nail infection. Topical solutions are the most ideal when curing a mild fungal nail infection. Though there are a variety of over the counter topical creams to choose from, only a few have effective formulations. Formulas containing Miconazole Nitrate and Tea Tree Oil prove to be the best in treating fungal infections. A product like Blaine Lab’s Tineacide and Blaine Lab’s Terpenicol is great because it contains both powerful ingredients and helps not only treat the infected area, but also prevent fungus from spreading to other areas of the skin.

If simple, over the counter treatments have not been effective for you, a consultation from your physician is suggested. They will be able to assess the severity of your condition as well prescribe you with other treatment options such as oral medications, laser treatments, or possibly surgical removals.

 

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, there is a possibility you have a fungal nail infection. Topical solutions are the most ideal when curing a mild fungal nail infection. Though there are a variety of over the counter topical creams to choose from, only a few have effective formulations. Formulas containing Miconazole Nitrate and Tea Tree Oil prove to be the best in treating fungal infections. A product like Blaine Lab’s Tineacide and Blaine Lab’s Terpenicol is great because it contains both powerful ingredients and helps not only treat the infected area, but also prevent fungus from spreading to other areas of the skin.

If simple, over the counter treatments have not been effective for you, a consultation from your physician is suggested. They will be able to assess the severity of your condition as well prescribe you with other treatment options such as oral medications, laser treatments, or possibly surgical removals.

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