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Why do my toenails have fungus on them?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Fungus likes
To live in dark, moist environments.
Under a nail, in a sock and shoe is a perfect breeding ground for them.

In brief: Fungus likes
To live in dark, moist environments.
Under a nail, in a sock and shoe is a perfect breeding ground for them.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Onychomycosis
Fungus is a microorganism that we coexist with and there are some patients are suspectible to be infected by it.

In brief: Onychomycosis
Fungus is a microorganism that we coexist with and there are some patients are suspectible to be infected by it.
Dr. Noahleen Betts
Dr. Noahleen Betts
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is an infection
Nail fungus is an infection.
I tell my patients that there is "fungus among us" and if you are susceptible to it, you will get it! if it is a mild case, then sometimes topicals are successful. If it is more involved, then oral antifungals work well. Treating it early can decrease the chance of permanently damaging the nail. Dr. L.

In brief: It is an infection
Nail fungus is an infection.
I tell my patients that there is "fungus among us" and if you are susceptible to it, you will get it! if it is a mild case, then sometimes topicals are successful. If it is more involved, then oral antifungals work well. Treating it early can decrease the chance of permanently damaging the nail. Dr. L.
Dr. David Laha
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