What Is Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is a condition that causes the toenails to thicken and turn a yellow or cloudy color. Long-term exposure to moist environments is the leading cause of toenail fungus. If left untreated, toenail fungus can lead to serious infections, as the fungus services on eating your skin and nails.

Examples of moist environments where toenail fungus lives includes:

  • Swimming pools
  • Inside of shoes
  • Communal showers
  • Spas
  • Gyms

Toenail fungus begins on the nail but if left untreated, it can work its way under the nail and damage the nail and skin. There are various types of treatments for toenail fungus, including home remedies and laser treatments. To learn if a laser treatment is the best option for you, please contact the Clear Nails Colorado office closest to you!