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Do I need to treat a fungal nail infection?

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It’s easy to ignore fungal nail infections at first, since you may not have any pain. But if left untreated, it can hurt to put any pressure on the area. If an infection gets bad enough, it can even become hard to walk.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Nail Fungal Infections.”

American Family Physician: “ Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Fungal Nail Infection.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nail Fungus.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Toenail Fungus.”

CDC: “Fungal Nail Infections.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 28, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Nail Fungal Infections.”

American Family Physician: “ Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Fungal Nail Infection.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nail Fungus.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Toenail Fungus.”

CDC: “Fungal Nail Infections.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 28, 2020

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