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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

Can you tell the difference between a damaged nail and a fungal nail infection?

There are many different types of nail damage, and a damaged nail is often how fungi find a way to invade. But visually you won’t be able to tell what the problem is – you just know you’ve got an ugly looking nail!

IT'S HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE

Even an expert can find it difficult to tell the difference between a damaged nail and a fungal nail infection (without proper testing)

A

B

C

D

A&B: These are damaged nails, also called nail dystrophy

C&D: These hails have a fungal nail infection called onychomycosis