What does a bad toenail look like?
You may first notice a white or yellow spot under the tip of a toenail. As the fungal infection makes its way deeper into the nail, your nail will become discolored and thicken. Your nail may also crumble and become jagged at the edge, and spread to other toenails. It can also spread to the surrounding skin.
How do I know if my toenail is rotten?
- Whitish to yellow-brown discoloration.
- Brittle, crumbly or ragged.
- Distorted in shape.
- A dark color, caused by debris building up under your nail.
- Smelling slightly foul.
Why does my toenail look like it’s dying?
Unfortunately, it sounds a lot like you have a fungal infection of the toenail. Fungal infections of nails are very common, and they often occur when trauma happens to the nail, allowing the fungus to get up under the nail and begin to grow. This may have occurred when you had the ingrown toenail surgery, for example.
What is the fastest home remedy for toenail fungus?
Try One of These 10 Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus
- Vicks VapoRub.
- Snakeroot extract.
- Tea tree oil.
- Oregano oil.
- Olive leaf extract.
- Ozonized oils.
Will nail fungus grow out?
With treatment, many people can get rid of nail fungus. Even when the fungus clears, your nail(s) may look unhealthy until the infected nail grows out. A fingernail grows out in 4 to 6 months and a toenail in 12 to 18 months.
Can I cut off my toenail fungus?
Sometimes nails can become so toughened and thickened by a fungal infection that a standard pair of toenail clippers just won’t, well… cut it.
What kills toenail fungus instantly?
Hydrogen peroxide can kill fungus that grows on toenails. You can directly wipe hydrogen peroxide on your infected toes or toenails with a clean cloth or cotton swab. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used in a foot soak.
What is the white hard stuff under my toenails?
Keratin is a protein that promotes the development of the skin and nails. Nail psoriasis sometimes causes too much keratin to grow under the nail. This overgrowth is called subungual hyperkeratosis. People with hyperkeratosis may notice a white, chalky substance under the nail.