Fungal nail infection?
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A fungal nail infection http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/fungal-nail-infections-onychomycosis occurs when a fungus http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/fungus attacks a
fingernail, a toenail, or the skin http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-the-skin under the nail, called the nail bed. Fungi (plural of fungus
http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/fungus) can attack your nails through
small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between
your nail and nail bed.
If you are healthy, a fungal nail infection probably won't cause serious
problems. But it may look bad, hurt, or damage your nail or nail bed.
A fungal nail infection could lead to more serious problems if you have
diabetes http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/diabetes or a weak immune
system http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/immune-system-7922. Talk to your
doctor about the best way to treat a nail infection if you have one of