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what causes toe nail fungus?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin fungi: The same dermatophytic fungi that cause athlete's foot and jock itch.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy.
Answered on May 17, 2018
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