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Nail Fungus?

Jun 05, 2024

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Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is a common condition that tends to affect most of the population at some point in their life. Most often, people are concerned with the appearance of their nail with the fungus, as it tends to be dark or even yellow as well

Usually, if you have nail fungus on your finger nails, it tends to grow out quicker than the toe nails, so you may see quicker results. Most treatments include a topical antifungal or oral antifungals. Your provider may also discuss some home remedies you may do at home to speed up your treatment process, such as vinegar sprays. 

Other conditions may also look like nail fungus, so it is important for your provider to properly evaluate your nails and may even do a nail biopsy. 

Preventing nail fungus should also be a key practice in one’s life, since it may be fairly easy to catch nail fungus as it tends to be contagious. It is important to keep nails and toenails dry and free of excess moisture, wearing protective shoes in public showers and pools, and even using your own tools and polishes if you go to a nail salon.