Toenail Fungus Treatment and Prevention



Fungus thrives in dark, warm, moist places. It can grow on the feet, between the toes, and on the toenails. Causes are not keeping the feet clean and dry, walking barefoot by pool areas or in locker rooms, wearing shoes that do not provide ventilation, and a weakened immunity system. Fungal nails can be contracted from a case of athlete’s foot, by using artificial nails, or by an injury to the nail. If you suspect that you have a fungal problem a podiatrist can help with prescription topical or oral antifungal medications, trimming, filing, or grinding away a portion of the nail, and possibly removing the nail entirely.