Toenail Fungus Questions

What Happens To Toenail Fungus If Left Untreated?
Toenail Fungus Questions

What Happens To Toenail Fungus If Left Untreated?

Toenail fungus is stubborn, contagious and extremely difficult to treat. A mild toenail fungus may initially look like a cosmetic issue. Because it doesn’t bother many people at the outset, they choose to live with it in the hope that it will go away on its own. Unfortunately, if toenail fungus is left untreated, it WILL get worse over time. Toenail fungus could destroy the rest of the nail, infect nearby nails, damage the surrounding […]

Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?
Toenail Fungus Questions

Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?

Technically, toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is not a hereditary condition. It is caused by specific species of fungi, including Candida (yeasts), dermatophytes and non-dermatophytes. Fungi are microorganisms that require certain conditions to thrive. Once they find these conditions, they will proliferate in this area, causing a fungal infection of the nail(s). Genes cannot cause toenail fungus. However, even though you cannot directly inherit a toenail fungus, you can be genetically predisposed to be vulnerable to the […]

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Toenail Fungus Questions

Can Toenail Fungus Spread to Skin?

Toenail infections often cause nails to thicken and become distorted, which may be accompanied by itching and odor. The fungal infection that causes toenail fungus is contagious and can spread to other parts of your body if left untreated. In most cases, fungal infections may spread to unaffected toenails because the fungi in your socks and footwear can infect other nails. The same fungi responsible for toenail fungus may also infect the skin around your […]

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Toenail Fungus Questions

Will Toenail Fungus Ever Go Away if I Don’t Treat It?

The chances are you haven’t paid much attention to your toenail health. Most people are either unaware they have a problem or don’t consider it a serious issue until toenail fungus worsens over time. Not keeping your toenails in good shape and leaving a fungal infection untreated, can cause fungus to spread – eventually destroying your entire nail and infecting other nails. If your toenail has turned yellow, there’s debris beneath the nail bed, a […]

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Toenail Fungus Questions

Can Toenail Fungus Cause Pain and Swelling?

Can toenail fungus cause pain and swelling? You’ve probably already figured out that the answer is yes! Nail fungus (onychomycosis) attacks your toenails through small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between your nail and nail bed. It can lead to a change to the nail texture, thickening, discomfort, and a foul smell. An infection could lead to a severe problem if you have a weak immune system or diabetes. If […]

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Toenail Fungus Questions

What Color is Toenail Fungus (and Why)?

Toenail fungus is an ugly condition, one that many of us will get at some point in our life. But because you might not be familiar with it, sometimes it can go unnoticed. You have to be on the lookout for the particular symptoms of toenail fungus. That way, you can prevent it from getting worse than is necessary. But, what are the typical symptoms of toenail fungus? Of course, you have a nasty odor, […]