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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
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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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