Pregnancy is a challenging time for the female body, with many activities and medications off-limits. This means that living with a toenail fungal infection is problematic. Thankfully, toenail fungus can still be treated safely during pregnancy, especially if you start treatment early on. What treatment for toenail fungus is safe […]
Toenail Fungus Questions
What Happens To Toenail Fungus If Left Untreated?
Toenail fungus is stubborn, highly contagious and very difficult to treat. A mild toenail fungus may initially look like a cosmetic issue, but it shouldn’t be ignored. Because it doesn’t tend to bother people at the outset, people often wait for it to go away on its own. Unfortunately, it […]
Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?
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 […]
Can Toenail Fungus Spread to Skin?
Toenail infections cause nails to thicken and become distorted, which will likely 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 […]
Will Toenail Fungus Ever Go Away if I Don’t Treat It?
You probably 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 condition and leaving a fungal infection untreated, can cause fungus to spread. […]
Can Toenail Fungus Cause Pain and Swelling?
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. Your toenails will eventually become swollen and painful. An […]