Do I have foot fungus?
May 25, 2013 3:07 PM Subscribe
Warning, question not for the faint of heart: My big toenails are yellowing with some gross gunk under my nails. Is it fungus?
posted by ancient star to health & fitness (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The nail themselves aren't brittle or overly thick, and all other nails are just fine. No itching, and but I have some dryness (my skin is dry overall, so I never thought much of it.) HOWEVER, my big toes are overly sensitive. They are much more prone to injury than normal (I suspect). I went hiking a few weeks or so ago and after three hours trekking through the words, my nails were (and still are) black and blue just under the nail bed. And this was not the first time I've had such an injury.
I can see a podiatrist eventually, but I have a lot of other medical crap going on right now that takes precedence over this. I just want to know if this sounds like it could be fungus. My normal routine: I usually use foot powder in the summer and clean my feet with a tea tree oil wash in the shower. I never shower or remove my shoes in public places, and my SO's feet are fine.
If this is fungus, what's your anti-fungal cure? Is it as hard to get rid of as I hear it is?