Keep Your Nails in the Pink

A fungal infection may cause nails and nail beds—the area of skin beneath the nail—to:

  • Turn white, yellow, or brown

  • Become thick

  • Become fragile, cracked, or more likely to break

Preventing Nail Fungus

Here’s how to reduce your risk for nail fungus:

  • Keep your hands and feet clean and dry.

  • Clip your fingernails and toenails short and clean them regularly.

  • Don’t share nail clippers.

  • Wear flip-flops at communal showers and pools.

  • Bring your own manicure tools to the salon.