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Fungal Nail Infection

Alternate Names : Onychomycosis, Mycotic Nails

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A fungal nail infection is a condition in which a fungus or yeast infects the nails.

What is going on in the body?

A fungal nail infection is usually caused by a fungus called Trichophyton.

What are the causes and risks of the infection?

Fungal skin infections, such as athlete's foot, often lead to fungal nail infections. It is most common in adolescent and adult males and is rare in women and children under age 12. The fungus that causes the infection lives in warm, moist environments such as showers and locker rooms. A person is more likely to develop a fungal infection if he or she:

  • doesn't dry feet well after swimming or bathing
  • has sweaty feet
  • walks barefoot in locker rooms and showers
  • wears tight shoes and socks

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    Fungal Nail Infection: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Bill O'Halloran, DPM
    Reviewer: Janet E. Simon, DPM
    Date Reviewed: 09/25/01



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