If you’re wondering whether your unsightly toenails are caused by a fungal infection or if they are just dry, traumatized nails, you’re not alone. In this video, Dr. Johanna S, Youner, board-certified podiatric surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, explains that both conditions are very common. The telltale signs of fungal infection include yellow, thick and uneven toenails, a bad odor and white material underneath the nails. A podiatrist can perform a nail biopsy to determine whether or not a fungal infection is present. Even if it isn’t a fungal infection, traumatized nails can become infected, so be proactive when caring for nail injuries. Finally, she discusses the use of almond oil, tea tree oil or another antifungal agent to moisturize nails and keep them healthy while preventing the growth of foot fungus.

For more from Dr. Youner, visit her website https://www.parkavenuepodiatrycenter.com