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The Tell-Tale Signs of Toenail Fungus

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The signs of spring are all around us! The grass is greener, birds are chirping, trees are budding, and spring blooms are sprouting up everywhere. These are all welcome signs that warmer weather is on its way! Signs of toenail fungus, on the other hand – those are not-so-welcome!

Fungal toenails can not only be embarrassing, but can eventually cause pain and difficulty wearing shoes as well. Spotting symptoms early allows you to get treatment at the onset before the fungal infection spreads and becomes more and more difficult to eliminate. In other words, the sooner you realize you have toenail fungus, the quicker you can treat and recover from it!

So, look for these signs:

  • A white or yellow spot or streak that spreads
  • Thickening of the nail
  • Distorted shape
  • Brittleness
  • The nail becomes crumbly
  • Debris collects beneath the nail
  • The nail begins to lift from its bed and possibly even falls off
  • A foul odor
  • Pain when wearing shoes


Acting as soon as you see that white or yellow spot is best – don’t wait for the other symptoms to rear their ugly heads!

Call for an appointment at our Bloomington, IL office by dialing (309) 661-9975. We have several treatment options, from oral and topical medications, to laser therapy and surgical removal. We will assess your fungal infection and determine the best approach for you.

Remember, the sooner you spot the signs of toenail fungus, the sooner you can get rid of it! Summer’s just around the corner, too, so don’t delay. Make sure you have clear, healthy toenails when you strap those sandals onto your feet!

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