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What causes a toe fungus to spread to the other toe nails on the opposite foot?

What causes a toe fungus to spread to the other toe nails on the opposite foot?

Contact: Fungus can be transferred by fomites or non-living objects such as socks, shoes or carpet. It can also be spread if the infected foot comes in contact with the non-infected foot. It is important to let your feet and shoes dry out regularly to avoid a moist environment that fungus likes. There are also fungal treatments that can be found in your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?

Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?

White toe nail: The blood vessels under your nail in the nail bed is what gives your nails the pink color. The common cause of white nail is fungus or separation of the nail from the nail bed. Green/yellow discoloration is usually sign of an infection. I suggest you see a Podiatrist to have a fungal and bacterial culture done on the nail sample as well as to evaluate the nail to see if it is separated from bed ...Read more

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Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?

Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?

Dark toenails: Dark lines in toenails of African Americans is often a result of genetics, but can also be triggered by chronic minor trauma, such as shoes as you have mentioned. Fungal infections of the toenails is usually characterized by yellowing, thickening and flaking. ...Read more

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My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed. No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon. Ideas on causes?

My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed.  No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon.  Ideas on causes?

See below: Onycholysis is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. It can be caused by local problems like periungual warts or fungus (onychomycosis), but the most common reason for separation is trauma. However, some systemic diseases can cause this like psoriasis and hyperthyroidism. Have your pediatrician look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have psoriasis on my foot according to research ?

Is it possible that psoriasis can cause toe nail fungus I believe I have  psoriasis on my foot according to research ?

Either one, or both.: When one has psoriasis on the skin, they can also have it in the nails. This is known as psoriatic nails. To complicate matters, one can also have a fungal infection involving the nail at the same time. This is called onycomycosis. So, as a result, you can have either condition, separately, or both, together. By nail appearance, both conditions can look very much alike, but treated differently. ...Read more

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When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple.. what causes this?

When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple.. what causes this?

Colored feet: I cannot tell you what caused this but I can tell you that you must have someone tack you to the nearest Emergency facility. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?

Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. If you are diabetic you have "diabetic feet". Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more