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Fungal infections of the toenails don't go away on their own, and if left untreated, the fungus will spread and can eventually destroy the nail. If you have comprised blood flow, there’s even more reason to safeguard your toenails, since you’ll have trouble healing, says Ami Sheth, DPM, a doctor of podiatric medicine in Los Gatos, CA, and a spokesperson for the APMA. “And once you have a wound, you can get fungal skin infections, which can lead to a subsequent bacterial infection if the skin breaks down,” notes Dr. Sheth.
  
Dr. Ami Sheth
 
However, because toenail fungal infections are typically painless, people are often unaware that they have a problem unless they are inspecting their feet regularly. While you can't avoid contact with the microscopic organisms that cause toenail fungus — it’s present anywhere that is warm, dark, or moist — keeping your feet clean and dry and clipping your nails properly can help prevent an infection.
 
Source: Jeff Muise, Everyday Health [5/23/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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