If your nails are looking a little off, in terms of color or texture, it may be related to health condition. No matter how much care you may take of your nails — toes and hands — occasionally you can get fungus under nails that can definitely be harder to detect. If you are questioning whether or not you have nail fungus, you'll want to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
As a certified health coach, I recommend people regularly assess their bodies to see if there's anything outside the norm. And, if there is, a doctor's appointment is the next move. So, what's nail fungus exactly? Onychomycosis, a fancy name for nail fungus, can happen when your nails come into contact with fungus, or yeast. This can occur when you've been in a moist environment, during exercise, or sometimes when wearing fake nails, as it's possible for fungus to get stuck under your real nails (and have a pretty easy hiding spot). Well, if you have nail fungus, don't freak out, as it's easy to treat. A few ways? Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in Beverly Hills tells Bustle your best bet is, "[t]rimming back the dead, infected nail. Treating concomitant athletes foot (it goes back and forth from foot to nails all the time), using topical antifungal solutions daily for up to a year, and taking oral antifungal pills." Here are seven signs you might have nail fungus to look out for.