Patient Comments: Fungal Nails - Signs and Symptoms

What did your nails look like when you had a nail fungus? What were your signs and symptoms?

Comment from: Molly, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: March 11

I have had thin, mushy, some black fingernails over the last two years and they don"t seem to connect to the nail bed properly. I have been to a dermatologist and received a medication which did not help. I asked if I could use nail polish as the nails are ugly. The dermatologist said that should not be a problem. Some of the nails are pretty clear but do not connect to the nail bed.

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Comment from: Yudith raier, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

What is happening is that under the nail the skin is growing in small pieces and makes the nail bed change the shape and goes up.

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