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Fungal nail infections, medically known as onychomycosis, occur when a fungus comes in contact with and infiltrates a nail. These infections occur in both fingernails and toenails, and are more often seen on toenails because of the dark, warm and moist environments inside shoes, where fungus thrives.

Fungal infections can cause the nails to thicken, discolour (yellow/white/brown), deform, crumble and split. We often see and treat fungal nail infections because patients are unhappy with the appearance of their nails, they don’t want them spreading to the other toes or to their family members, or the thickening nails have started to become painful.

Causes of Fungal Nails