Nail Infections Directory
A nail infection happens in the nail fold and/or nail itself. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about causes of nail infections, how a nail infection is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Paronychia (Nail Infection) Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about how a paronychia, or nail infection, is treated.
Finger Infection Treatment
Finger infections can range from mild to serious. Find out how the various conditions are treated.
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.
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
Healthy Fingernails: Clues About Your Health
To the trained eye, nails can provide valuable clues about your overall health; and noticing and following up on those clues is the best way to maintain healthy fingernails.
Your hair and nails can reveal clues to your health.
Expert Answers to Your Foot Care Questions
Wondering which foot care products will help keep your tootsies in top (and pretty) shape this summer? Our experts give their top picks.
Slideshows & Images
Ringworm -- A Collection of Photos
Ringworm is a common skin infection otherwise known as tinea. It is caused by a fungus. While there are multiple forms of ringworm, the most common affect the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).
What Your Nails Say About Your Health
Subtle changes in the color or texture of your nails may be a sign of disease elsewhere in the body. See what secrets might be hiding at your fingertips.
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 Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown nails -- when the nail grows into the flesh instead of over it -- usually affect the toenails, particularly the big toe.