A 23-year-old member asked:
Is a toenail fungus contagious?
4 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Fungi are living microorganisms, so toenail fungus can spread from one toe to another. However, it's hard to predict how likely it is for the fungus to spread to another toe.
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Podiatry 42 years experience
Can be: A nail fungus can spread from nail to nail, nail to skin. It is possible to pass it on to others.
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Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
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Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes, but...: only if another nail or skin, yours or someone else's, is susceptible. You can spread mushroom spores all over the neighborhood, but only certain lawns in certain spots will sprout mushrooms. It's the same thing on the human body. If another nail on you or someone you're close with is susceptible, then there is a risk of transmission. If not, they're safe.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2020
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