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Symptoms of Toenail Fungus

Nail fungus symptoms typically vary from person to person, and the severity of the infection can change the appearance as well.

Here are the 3 stages of infection, and what signs to look out for:

Stage 1: Initial Stage – Within 30 days of infection

white toenail fungus treatment

If you’re lucky enough to have caught your toenail fungus infection in the initial stage (within the first 30 days of infection) conventional home remedies like vinegar and Listerine foot-baths might work for you. You’re looking at 1

It’s hard to identify at first, so look for these symptoms:

  • Nail face starts to develop horizontal or vertical streaks of a lighter tint. This is the fungus starting to develop.
  • You may see some ‘white fungus’ starting to develop on the cuticle of your nail.
  • You may also start to notice your nail starting to chip and become brittle.

Stage 2: Rooted Stage 1 – 6 month Infection

Toenail Fungus TreatmentIf you are in this stage of the infection, it is crucial that you start treatment immediately. If you wait any longer, you will have to either take a very dangerous prescription to kill it, or get laser surgery which costs A LOT of money. Save yourself a lot of time and money by getting this treated while you still can. This stage can take around 3 – 4 months to completely remove.

Look for these symptoms:

  • Nail is completely covered with nail fungus
  • Nails have started to break and no longer resemble the shape of a regular nail
  • Your nail also begins to thicken and raise up off the nail bed.

Stage 3: Fortified Stage 6 month+ Infection

Treatment For Toenail FungusIf your nail fungus infection looks like this image, you aren’t going to be happy. You’re looking at around 4-6 months to clear it with even the extra-strength treatments.

These are the symptoms you should look for:

  • Nail is completely encased in fungus
  • It is extremely brittle
  • Nail has become extremely thick up to a centimeter or more in thickness
  • Very painful and itchy.

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