What does toenail fungus look like?

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  • #103110

    daniellematis

    I thought I had bruised my big toe. Well that was, seriously, 3 months ago and my big toe is still black/grey but just on the left side of the toenail. The dog had pounced on my bare foot and her claws were really long, and my toe hurt. That’s when it first got grey. I had got a pedicure about a week later and forgot about it. I just took the polish off and It looks the same as I remember it only it doesn’t hurt. It surely would have at least spread in 2 1/2 months to the whole toe, right?
    Then if it is fungus wouldn’t my whole family have it? Do I need a prescription to get rid of it? And where did it come from? My nail salon is very clean!

    Sorry I know this is gross, but I have really nice feet if you ignore my left big toe right now. They are one of my best body parts and I take very good care of them so this is a little distressing. I have waited all winter to wear my summer shoes. I won’t wear 1/2 of them with out a fresh pedicure let alone fungus on my feet! I hope someone can help!

    #348037

    BzyBee

    Toe nails do grow very slowly and if you suffered an injury, there could be blood trapped beneath the nail. Sometime a Dr. will have to drain it as it could be painful or lead to infection…if it is not hurting it is probably fine and will just take a while to repair itself.

    Nail fungus usually produces thickening, yellow, flaking nails that sometimes have a bad odor….does not sound like fungus to me….sounds like a lingering result of your energetic dog…;-)

    Note…I am not a Dr…..I only play one on DAGG….check with your Dr. to be sure…:D

    #348300

    texgirl

    I don’t think you can spread toenail fungus. I’m sure my dh has it because his toenails are thick and kinda yellow in color. They also look as though they are pushing up. It does not hurt him at all. He’s had since we got together 12 years ago & none of us have it. My mom just recently got a case of it and went to the Dr. Her prescription costs $80 a month for the next 4-6 months (and she has insurance) and the prescription can cause liver failure. Hmmmmm….yellow toenails or liver failure, which would you choose?

    #348323

    sumo

    Once I accindentally droped cutting board on my big toe nail and its been 11/2 yrs and my nail still looks gray from other nails.. I always cover it with nail polish.. :)

    Hope your nails gets better soon..

    #348496

    texgirl

    Wow, it’s contagious and it hurts? Well, I guess my DH just has ugly toenails! I always assumed it was fungus, but he has ugly werewolf feet too! Guess that’s what I get for assuming……

    #348503

    daniellematis

    [QUOTE=texgirl]I don’t think you can spread toenail fungus. I’m sure my dh has it because his toenails are thick and kinda yellow in color. They also look as though they are pushing up. It does not hurt him at all. He’s had since we got together 12 years ago & none of us have it. My mom just recently got a case of it and went to the Dr. Her prescription costs $80 a month for the next 4-6 months (and she has insurance) and the prescription can cause liver failure. Hmmmmm….yellow toenails or liver failure, which would you choose?[/QUOTE]
    I would take liver failure, but only as a last resort! ;)
    I’m starting to feel a little better. I had lost my one big toenail about 6 years ago. It somehow started to come off at the side and my doctor took a drill/sander thing and cut it all the way off. It grew back quite quickly as I recall. So what should I expect the doctor to do if it needs drained?

    #348609

    stacyo99

    Heres info from webmd regarding toenail fungus: [URL="http://www.webmd.com/content/article/117/112652.htm"]http://www.webmd.com/content/article/117/112652.htm[/URL]

    and per your request, heres some pics (warning: if you have a queesy tummy, please dont click!) [URL="http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=images&imgsz=all&imgc=&vf=all&va=toenail+fungus&fr=FP-tab-web-t403&ei=UTF-8"]http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=images&imgsz=all&imgc=&vf=all&va=toenail+fungus&fr=FP-tab-web-t403&ei=UTF-8[/URL]

    And from this link, it says it CAN be spreadable among family members: [URL="http://www.toenail-fungus.info/causeoftoenailfungus.html"]http://www.toenail-fungus.info/causeoftoenailfungus.html[/URL]

    And, from this link, I dont see drainage as a treatment: [URL="http://www.webmd.com/hw/skin_and_beauty/hw268221.asp"]http://www.webmd.com/hw/skin_and_beauty/hw268221.asp[/URL]

    Heres another link, im sure youve probably seen on commercials. [URL="http://www.lamisil.com/index.jsp"]http://www.lamisil.com/index.jsp[/URL]

    #917895

    dangerimp

    Curing toenail fungus isn’t that hard, but stay away from Lamisil, unless you don’t value your liver.
    There’s a trick, though, to make the topical solutions work. I used Vick’s VapoRub, but it wouldn’t have worked–I don’t think–without the trick.
    Here’s how I did it:
    [URL="http://www.dangerimp.com/toe_fungus.php"]http://www.dangerimp.com/toe_fungus.php[/URL]

    #973091

    smurfette_

    Two FDA Registered products manufacturered by Almell Products, Ltd. under the brand Poshe’ in Dallas, Texas, USA — [URL="http://www.poshenails.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=25"]http://www.poshenails.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=25[/URL]
    One is a nail polish — it stays on the nail. The other is a cuticle oil which soothes the surrounding tissue which tends to become irritated. Effective in treating and preventing fungus, mold, yeast, and bacterial infections. These products are very popular professional products, are used extensively in Salons and Spas, and are also recommended and sold by Medical Professionals. They worked for me.

    #1041907

    seojoy

    I used many more products for toenail fungus treatment but could’t find a suitable. But after that my friend told me about the products from zerofungus.com and i found, Its really very nice for toenail fungus treatment and i got relief immediately.

    Thanks

    #1042738

    seojoy

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    #1046962

    caroline87

    Oh it is really critical condition when you get affected by this fungus infection. Last year I had got this infection in my foot Oh really it was so irritating. But there were some of the causes that i ignore and got affected by this infection. I used natural medicine for [URL="http://www.toenailfungusmedicine.org"]toe nail fungus[/URL]. Fungisil was the best curable medicine for that. I used that for some weeks and get rid of nail fungus completely.

    #1047666

    clearfungus

    [URL="http://www.clearfungus.com/"]Toe nail fungus[/URL] infection or ringworm of the nail fungus, is a very common problem affecting over 50 million people. People get this fungal infection due to the ability of fungus to breed in warm and moist places. Inside the shoes the sweat, heat and darkness causes toe nail fungus.

    #1047812

    zenith

    Toe nail fungus is caused by group of microscopic fungi called dermatophytes. Toenail infected with fungus look like pale, discolored, thick, crumbled at edges, yellow and brown. In initial stage, it causes little pain but as the fungus grows pain aggravated. [URL="http://www.toe-nail-fungus.org"]Toenail fungus[/URL] infection is painful and embarrassing for the sufferer. Hopefully, there is effective remedy for getting rid of toenail fungus and i.e. Zetaclear. It cures toe nail fungus infection and promotes healthy looking nails.

    #1049791

    richerdey

    [URL="http://www.toenailfungusmedicine.org"]Toe Nail Fungus[/URL] is very common problems in womens. Especially in all those who uses nail polish without removing old layer of nail polish. If they want to prevent toe nail fungus they should have to avoid layering of nail polish onto the nails as well as try to clean and dry their nails.

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