How do you know if you have nail fungus and which one? Ideally, you should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. But if there is an urgent need to understand this issue, our selection of photos with a description of the symptoms will help, focusing on which you can understand what type of onychomycosis you are suffering from.
It is not enough to diagnose toenail fungus - it is important to accurately determine the type of pathogen, stage and form of the disease. Doctors use a number of diagnostic methods for this and patients can recognize which specific onychomycosis struck them, thanks to the characteristic symptoms and pictures of nails affected by the fungus.
The first symptoms of the disease appear as follows:
In the second stage, the fungi begin to actively divide and the symptoms of an unpleasant disease begin to flourish literally before our eyes. The nail thickens and darkens, deforms, becomes brittle, over time, deep cracks appear in it.
The advanced stage of nail plate damage is manifested by its pathological thickening or thinning. A strong thickening of the nail plate is a protective reaction of the body. From the density of the thick layer, you can determine how deep the fungus has penetrated the nail.
When the fungus has done its job and the diluted nail plate is rejected by the body as a source of infection, the fungus will spread to the nail bed. This is fraught with a purulent process and susceptibility to various infections.
Dermatologists identify different variants of the course of the disease. A foot look is enough for a specialist to make a diagnosis.
Has the following features:
The treatment prognosis in this case is favorable. Until thickening appears, the nail can be stored quickly.
Has the following symptoms:
Most often, it is hyperkeratosis that is the main reason to seek medical attention.
Characterized by the following features:
In this case, the treatment is very difficult, the hopes for the restoration of the nail plate are minimal and the risk of the nail becoming completely atrophied is high.
There are three types of fungi that infect nail plate.
They can be recognized by the following symptoms:
You have the following features:
Those who have constant contact with water are susceptible to infection with this pathogen.
Change in the following characteristic symptoms:
The onset of negative manifestations in various cases starts from a certain place on the nail plate.
Has the following symptoms:
Characterized by the following manifestations:
Has the following clinical picture:
Symptoms of this nail fungus:
The reasons for such a rapid course may be incorrect treatment or lack thereof, as well as a marked weakening of the body's immune system.
The fight against nail fungus should start knowing that. Thanks to this selection of photographs, you can independently determine the causative agent, localization and severity of onychomycosis.