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Types of Toenail Fungus

Candida Onychomycosis
Candida Onychomycosis

Those with candida fungal infections are much more susceptible to onychomycosis or nail fungus. While more common on the fingernails, it also infects toenails as well and the symptoms are often that the nail will turn green or yellow and, with time, it will get more opaque. If not treated, it can lead to serious complications, including loss of the nail and even of the finger or toe.

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Distal Subungual Onychomycosis
Distal Subungual Onychomycosis

Distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO) is the most common form of fungal nail infection. In DLSO, the fungus generally spreads from the skin and invades the underside of the nail where the nail meets the nail bed.

Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis
Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis

Most cases of proximal subungual onychomycosis are caused by the same dermatophyte as distal subungual onychomycosis. This type of infection is not only caused by a fungus, but it can also be caused by a mold as well. Another symptom that is characteristic of this specific type of fungal infection is swelling and redness around the nail. This area can become extremely swollen and can start to ooze puss. Typically, this is more common in infections caused by molds than it is fungus.

White Superficial Onychomycosis
White Superficial Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis Treatment-White Superficial Symptoms White Superficial Onychomycosis Treatment If you have recently looked down at your toenails and realized that they are no longer bright and clear, what are extremely yellowish or powdery white, it could be that you have developed some form of nail fungus in your toenails, something that can also happen with your fingernails, and is the result of growing fungi.

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