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toenail fungus

Toenail fungus is an infection beneath the surface of the nail caused by fungus.

It can be challenging to avoid contact with minuscule organisms like fungi. The toenails are particularly vulnerable around soggy areas where you typically walk barefoot such as locker rooms, showers, and swimming pools.

Damage to the nail bed and even pressure from shoes can make the nail more vulnerable to all types of infection, including fungal infection. Sufferers from chronic diseases such as circulatory problems, immune-deficiency conditions, or diabetes are particularly disposed to fungal nails. Other factors may be a history of excessive perspiration and athlete’s foot.

Toenail fungus is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any symptoms. The disease is characterized by a progressive change in a toenail's quality and color, which is often unsightly and embarrassing.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Treatments may vary depending on the severity and nature of the infection. Dr, Betesh can identify a fungal infection early, culture the nail, establish the cause, and create an effective treatment plan. This may include prescribing oral or topical medication and removing the diseased nail debris.

Preventing Toenail Fungus

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