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How can I prevent getting yellow and thick toenails?

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In brief: Minimize risk

Wear proper fitting shoes, let feet air out when possible, avoid walking barefoot in locker rooms and public bathroom/shower. Treat athletes foot or skin fungus promptly.
Do not leave nail polish on too long. Stay healthy.

In brief: Minimize risk

Wear proper fitting shoes, let feet air out when possible, avoid walking barefoot in locker rooms and public bathroom/shower. Treat athletes foot or skin fungus promptly.
Do not leave nail polish on too long. Stay healthy.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't

Develop vascular disease, fungus or wear nail polish.

In brief: Don't

Develop vascular disease, fungus or wear nail polish.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Treat athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is a peeling skin rash on the feet, caused by a fungus.
The fungus can spread to the toenails and cause thickened nails with powdery stuff under the nails. Treating a peeling foot rash early, with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream, may prevent the fungus from spreading. Once the toenails are involved, one must see a primary care doctor, dermatologist, or podiatrist for treatment.

In brief: Treat athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is a peeling skin rash on the feet, caused by a fungus.
The fungus can spread to the toenails and cause thickened nails with powdery stuff under the nails. Treating a peeling foot rash early, with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream, may prevent the fungus from spreading. Once the toenails are involved, one must see a primary care doctor, dermatologist, or podiatrist for treatment.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Several ways

Good hygiene will help.
Proper cutting and care for your toenails will help. Some people use an antifungal on a daily basis to help prevent fungal toenails.

In brief: Several ways

Good hygiene will help.
Proper cutting and care for your toenails will help. Some people use an antifungal on a daily basis to help prevent fungal toenails.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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