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Health Tip: Signs of Nail Fungus

A thick, yellowish nail is a common symptom

(HealthDay News) -- Fungi can creep underneath nails on the toes and fingers, causing an infection. While this problem usually can be treated with a prescription medication, keeping nails clean and dry can help prevent it in the first place.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these warning signs of a fungal nail infection:

  • A nail that is brittle and crumbles.
  • A change in the way the nail is shaped.
  • A thick nail.
  • A change in the color of the nail.
  • A nail that is dull, or is separating from the skin.
  • A nail that appears to have particles beneath it.
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