A 56-year-old member asked:
Does toenail fungus have to be treated? What happens if left untreated
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gary Kugler answered
30 years experience in Podiatry
Not necessarily: Toenail fungus or onychomycosis is usually caused by a fungal infection similar to athlete's foot. This is usually not a harmful condition, but is often unsightly and may make the nail thick, brittle and hard to cut. This condition can on occasion cause pain in shoes from pressure on the nail bed. Treatment may include: oral antifugals, topical meds, laser treatment, permanent nail removal.
Answered on Feb 3, 2018
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