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Fungal Nail Infection

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Definition

Fungal nail infection is an infection of the nails by a fungus.

Symptoms

  • Nail changes on one or more nails (usually toenails):
    • Brittleness
    • Change in nail shape
    • Crumbling of the nail
    • Debris trapped under the nail
    • Discoloration
    • Loosening (detaching) of the nail
    • Loss of luster and shine
    • Thickening
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