How to Catch Nail Fungus Early
Nail fungus is often stubborn and frustrating. They typically manifest as yellow-brown spots before discoloring, thickening, deforming, and crumbling the toenails. They may disappear and resurface multiple times, causing pain, jaggedness, toenail deformation, or limited mobility.
It takes a lot of time for symptoms such as those above to appear. And let’s be honest: even when the main symptoms start to appear, we tend to have a habit of overlooking it, or just hoping it goes away on its own – at least until it becomes too significant of a problem to ignore.
We are not judging here. It is a very common and very human behavior.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that the sooner a fungal infection is diagnosed and addressed, the faster and more effective treatments tend to be. And when it comes to toenail fungus, the early signs are not as obvious as what they end up becoming.
Catching and treating a fungal infection (or any form of skin and nail condition) at its earliest stages can save you plenty of time and trouble, so we highly recommend paying attention to your feet and periodically checking for these first symptoms.
Are you experiencing any of the above symptoms? Don’t worry — you’re not alone; toenail fungus is a common infection. The good news is that it’s manageable with some basic self-care techniques, pharmaceuticals, and/or non-invasive laser therapy.