Symptoms of nail fungus
Mycosis of the nail does not usually produce any symptoms in addition to cosmetic changes in the nails. In more severe cases, however, it can cause pain. In diabetic or immunosuppressed patients, onychomycosis can serve as a gateway for bacteria, which favors the appearance of secondary infections such as erysipelas or cellulite (read: ERISIPELA - Symptoms and Treatment).
The lesions of the nail caused by onychomycosis show some variations in their presentation, depending on the type of fungus and the severity of the infection. In general, mycosis of the nail usually presents one or more of the following signs:
Thickening of the nail.
Fragility of the nail, leaving it brittle.
Distortions in the shape of the nail.
Loss of shine of the nail, leaving it opaque.
Darkening of the nail.
Detachment of the nail in relation to its bed in the skin.
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