Nail Fungus Directory
Nail fungus is a common disorder that leads to yellow or chalky white, brittle, cracked, and thick nails. Fungal nail infections, called onchomycosis, most often affect toenails. Nail fungus is more common in men and those with weakened immune systems, including people with diabetes. Most fungal nail infections do not cause complications. If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your nail fungus, your doctor may recommend an antifungal medication. You may need to take the medicine for several months. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how nail fungus is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Toenail Fungus Treatments
There are ways you can get rid of yellow, brittle, thick nails. From antifungal drugs and creams to laser, here's how you can treat a toenail fungus.
How Do I Know Whether It’s A Fungal Nail Infection or Something Else?
Fungal nail infections are common in adults. Learn whether or not your discolored, cracking or thickened toenails are likely caused by such an infection. Keywords: toenails, fingernails, onychomycosis, fungal infection, nail scrapings, brittle nails, nail bed, damp feet
Why Do My Nails Look Weird? Nail Changes That Signal Illness
Nail color and texture can reflect a wide range of medical conditions. Learn what your nails are trying to tell you.
Psoriasis of the nails is common. Learn more about causes and treatment of nail psoriasis
Women’s Foot and Nail Care
Pretty feet have been sexy for centuries. Fortunately, there are many over-the counter products to soothe, treat, and protect your feet. Here's what you need to know about foot care.
What's New: Advances for Healthy Feet
WebMD looks at foot care, from keeping feet smooth to preventing smelly feet, and treating athlete's foot and nail fungus.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: How to Handle Toenail Fungus
A visual guide to fungal infections in your toenails: what they are, how to avoid them, and how to treat them.
Slideshow: Fungal Skin Infections -- Prevention and Treatment
A fungus lurks among us … This slideshow tells you how to avoid picking up unwanted fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworm and what to do if you do.
Picture of Fungal Nail Infection
Photograph of a fungal nail infection, which occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the skin under the nail, called the nail bed.
Picture of Does Ringworm Mean I Have Worms?
Worms don't cause ringworm. Rather, this superficial skin infection, also known as tinea, is caused by fungi called dermatophytes.