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Onychomycosis is a fungal infection affecting the nails. There is a change in the color of the nails. In some cases, a foul smell is produced, and there is nail separation from the nail bed. Oral antifungal drugs help to cure this problem.

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My uncle has toenail fungal infections. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My uncle is 57 years old. A few days ago, he noticed certain symptoms and changes in his skin and nails that led him to believe that a fungal infection might be the cause. I am seeking your professional guidance and expertise in addressing this matter. The suspected fungal infection see...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It appears that your uncle may be experiencing a tinea fungal infection affecting both toenails and fingernails (onychomycosis) as well as the feet (tinea pedis). These infections are known for their stubborn nature, often exhibiting delayed...  Read Full »

Why do I have itchy, yellow nails that break easily?

Query: Hello doctor, Nails are itchy, yellow looking, break easily and it has probably been more than six months and getting worse.  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be great if you could attach pictures of your nails for proper diagnosis and treatment. You see there can be different reasons for that, it might be onychomycosis (fungal infection of nails) or may be weathering of nails. So, please kindly attach pictures for th...  Read Full »

My left toenail has stopped growing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed that my toenail was not growing four months back. I started using tea tree oil and nail polish after that, and it did not help. I suspect I have a fungal infection on my left toe. Could you please help me with the treatment? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suspect it is a fungal infection of the nail. Please answer the following questions. What is your occupation? Are you usually involved in any work that keeps your feet wet for a prolonged period? Do you do gardening? Did you cause any injury to your toe? Are you diabe...  Read Full »

Does cellulitis with white spots in the thumb finger near the nail indicate onychomycosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with a height of 5'10" and weight of 202 pounds. My left leg thumb region has cellulitis with white spots secreting pus. On the first day, there was only itching, but the second day it started to pain and hotness over the region. Today is the fourth day since the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is there a loss of nail cuticle? Are you diabetic? Is there any history of injury or microtrauma? Do you have a fever? Is there any oozing? What is your occupation? Was there any prolonged contact with water? Please answer the questions and attach a clinical picture of ...  Read Full »

What could cause deformity in finger nail with crack and discoloration?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a deformation on one of my fingernails with a deep crack and it is a bit yellow on a small part near the skin at the start of the nail. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the photo you sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most probably it is a fungal infection of the nail. But I want to confirm a few things before. How long it is there? Any history of trauma? Are you having high blood sugar or any other ...  Read Full »

Something is wrong with my fingernails. What to do with it?

Query: Hello doctor, There is something wrong with my right fingernails, but my left nails are fine. What to do with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Please...  Read Full »

One of my toenails is brittle with a light brown spot. Can it be melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, One of my toenails is brittle and has a light brown spot on it. There is no spot on the skin, as when I cut the nail, it had the spot on itself. I have attached the image. Please help me, as I have learned that it may be melanoma. I also have tinea. Could it be related to that?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I examined your image (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). With your descriptions and a given image. It seems you have onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails that may in...  Read Full »

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