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What are symptoms of toenail fungus?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
If a toenail becomes infected with a fungus, you may not realize it at first. A scattering of white spots may appear across the nail. This should not be confused with the occasional white lines and crescents that can develop in healthy nails. With time, the toenail becomes thicker and a yellowish-brown stain clouds the nail. White, green, and black flecks may also appear. The toes may smell. The end of the nail may separate from the bed underneath, and the condition may become so painful that you have trouble walking.

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