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What Happens To Toenail Fungus If Left Untreated?

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 […]

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Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?

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. […]

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Can Toenail Fungus Spread to Skin?

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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 […]

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

How long does it take for toenail fungus to grow out?

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 […]

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Can Toenail Fungus Cause Pain and Swelling?

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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 […]

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