Nail Feels Spongy When Cut

by Alex

When I cut my toenail, it feels quite spongy, is this a fungus?


A nail be "a fungus nail" if it feels spongy to cut, however there are also a few other signs which would back that up- colour, shape and the look of the cut nail. Check out some more signs here:

Sometimes if you have a thickened nail and it is spongy when cut and sometimes a little bit of fluid gets released then it could be a little ulcer under the nail.

What happens is that the nail, because it is thick, pushes down upon the bed underneath, this squishes out the blood and eventually the tissue breaks down.

If this occurs, then I would see a Chiropodist to get it properly sorted out and get some treatment options.

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Hi. I'm Dominic. I treat patients every day at a local clinic. I am a trained Chiropodist and I care about prevention. I designed the website to help readers understand treat and even prevent issues from happening to their feet.