Onychomycosis is an infection in your finger and toenails caused by fungus. There are different types of fungus that cause onychomycosis, but the symptoms of thickened nails and nails turning yellow or other discolorations are common for all types.
While both the finger and toe nails are effected by fungus, your toenails are more of a concern because of warm, moist, shoes; going barefoot in communal showers and locker rooms; and other warm and humid areas.
You need to know the type of fungus that is attacking your nails before effectively treating it, and that means visiting a doctor. Collier Podiatry P.A. can perform many tests that can determine the type and best methods for ridding your nails of onychomycosis. Make an appointment today!