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Health Tip: Identifying Nail Fungus

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(HealthDay News) -- A fungal nail infection may not always hurt, but it can trigger unsightly discolored nails that itch, along with surrounding toes or fingers.

The American Academy of Dermatology says symptoms of a fungal nail infection include:

  • Nails that become yellow or brown, starting at the tips and spreading across the nails. Such nails may crumble or split.
  • Accumulation of debris underneath the nails. Eventually, the nails can detach as they pull away from the nail beds.
  • A powdery, soft or dry texture to the nails.
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