What Causes Toenail Fungus?

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2. Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is the medical term for fungal infections of the nail. It is also known as tinea unguium. It is a fairly common condition, and it is often first noticed as a small yellow or white spot beneath the tips of the nail. As time goes by, the infection worsens and gets deeper into the nail, resulting in a number of unwelcome symptoms.

For many people, a nail fungal infection will cause few, if any, problems and treatment won’t be necessary. It can be more bothersome for others, however, and medication is available that can help to treat the infection.

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