Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)

What Is It?

Toenail fungus is a condition that disfigures and sometimes destroys the nail. It is also called onychomycosis

Toenail fungus can be caused by several different types of fungi. Fungi are microscopic organisms related to mold and mildew.

These fungi thrive in the dark, moist and stuffy environment inside shoes. As they grow, fungi feed on keratin. Keratin is the protein that makes up the hard surface of the toenails.

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