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What is nail fungus? How to rid yourself of it

What is nail fungus? How to rid yourself of it

I recently had to remove some toenails. Why on earth would someone want that done? Because they were infected with fungus. The medical term for a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails is tinea unguium, also known as onychomycosis (OM). This condition is generally more of a nuisance than a real health threat. However, infected nails can become quite enlarged and painful. Diabetics and people who have poorly functioning immune systems need to be concerned about OM.

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