How to Catch Nail Fungus Early
Like the old saying, “The early bird gets the worm,” looking for things early, before they become a problem, can help you make the most of opportunities and minimize issues. This is especially true for your health. Catching heart disease or cancer early gives you better odds of treating it successfully. The same is true of nail fungus. The more it grows and spreads under your toenails, the harder it is to treat, so catching it early can make a difference for your recovery. Of course, to catch it early, you have to know what to look for.
Fungal toenails are an unsightly, embarrassing infection that’s quite contagious and difficult to eliminate. Your feet and nails can be exposed to the pathogen that causes it almost anywhere, but especially in public areas that are warm and damp, like pools and locker rooms. The infection damages the hard keratin over time, which can become painful in advanced cases.