Fungal nail infection

Nails - fungal infection; Onychomycosis; Infection - fungal - nails; Tinea unguium

Fungal nail infection is a fungus growing in and around your fingernail or toenail.

Nail infection, candidal

A paronychia is an infection around the nail. Many organisms can cause a paronychia. This particular case is caused by the yeast-like organism Candida. Note the inflammation (red, swollen area) at the base of the nail and the changes that are apparent in the nail itself.

Yeast and mold

Mold and yeast are two types of fungus. Both can cause allergic reactions. Fungal spores can circulate in the air and may cause allergic rhinitis when inhaled.

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