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What causes toe nail fungus?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Skin fungi

The same dermatophytic fungi that cause athlete's foot and jock itch.

In brief: Skin fungi

The same dermatophytic fungi that cause athlete's foot and jock itch.
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