- Discolored nails, including yellow, brown, or white
- Thick nails
- Fragile or cracked nails
- Distorted shape of the nails
- Foul smell
Nail Fungal Symptoms
Fungal infections start with the presence of fungus in the nail. It develops most often in older adults due to dry and cracked nails, making it easier for the fungus to lead to an infection. Other factors like a weak immune system, poor blood flow, and even athlete’s foot can lead to nail fungal infections.
Identifying Nail Fungal Infections
LUX Diagnostics Nail Fungal Panel
Identifying the correct pathology of a nail deformity matters when developing the right treatment plan. Conditions such as psoriasis and malignancy can mimic the appearance of a fungal infection. Quick and accurate diagnostic data empower healthcare providers to address the issue efficiently and effectively.
We may use a nail clipping or swab of the infected area to test for nail fungal infections. We use molecular techniques, which offer significant improvements compared to results from a culture.