Question: What is the white hard stuff under my toenails?

Nail psoriasis sometimes causes too much keratin to grow under the nail. This overgrowth is called subungual hyperkeratosis. People with hyperkeratosis may notice a white, chalky substance under the nail. When this occurs in the toenails, the pressure of shoes pushing down on the nails might cause pain.Nail psoriasis

Why do I have thick stuff under my toenails?

“Nail keratin debris results from a fungal infection of the nail. In medical terms this is called onychomycosis or tinea unguium,” says Batra. The fungal infection breaks down the keratin in the nail to form a white or yellow chalky substance under the nail plate.

How do you get rid of white toenail fungus?

Often, you can take care of a fungal nail infection at home: Try over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments. Several products are available. If you notice white markings on the surfaces of the nails, file them off, soak your nails in water, dry them, and apply the medicated cream or lotion.

Can I take a bath if I have toenail fungus?

A proactive approach to keeping your feet clean and dry can prevent the spread of toenail fungus. You can wash or soak feet with warm soapy water or a foot bath using everyday household items.

Why do toenails stink?

Getting a fungal infection on your toenails can cause the nails to turn yellow and brittle, and the bugs that cause the infection often emit a foul odor as they feed on your body. The same microorganisms that cause athletes foot also are the cause of fungal toenail infection.

Does toenail fungus make your feet stink?

If thats not enough, fungus also thrives in warm, moist environments like sweaty feet. So, if the bacteria on your foot isnt what causes foot odor, the fungus on your feet might be the culprit. Many people know the fungus as Athletes foot, and it can also cause the foot to smell unpleasant.

Why does toe fungus smell?

Getting a fungal infection on your toenails can cause the nails to turn yellow and brittle, and the bugs that cause the infection often emit a foul odor as they feed on your body. The same microorganisms that cause athletes foot also are the cause of fungal toenail infection.

Does everyones feet stink?

There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in each human foot, along with a host of bacteria that live on the skins surface. Bacteria break down sweat molecules, with the side effect of creating an acid with that foul smell.

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