Nail fungal infections are the most common diseases of the nails, making up about 50 percent of nail abnormalities. The fungus is normally present in the body, but if it overgrows, it can become a problem. A fungal infection of the nail may affect the part of the nail, the entire nail, or several nails.
Visible signs of a fungal nail infection include:
Scaling under the nail, which is called subungual hyperkeratosis
Flaking white areas on the nail’s surface, which may include pits in the nail
A crumbling corner or tip of the nail, which is called distal onychomycosis
White or yellow streaks on the nail, which is called lateral onychomycosis
Loss of the nail
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