Fungal nail infectionOverview


A fungal nail infection is where 1 of your nails (usually a toenail) is infected with a fungus.


A fungal nail infection can make the affected nail discoloured and brittle.


You can get creams for a fungal nail infection from a pharmacy. A GP may prescribe antifungal tablets if the infection is severe.


You can help prevent fungal nail infections by keeping your feet clean and dry.

Page last reviewed: 19/12/2017
Next review due: 19/12/2020