Overgrowth of fungi, which thrive in moist, warm environments, like shoes, causes toenail fungus. The fungus spreads rapidly in gyms, pools, and nail salons.
Anyone can get a toenail fungus, but some people are more likely to contract it. If any of the following apply to you, be aware of preventive measures and signs and symptoms so you can catch it early.
- Visit nail salons regularly
- Nail trauma
- Have diabetes
- Routinely have moist shoes or socks
- Occupational reason: where people need to wear leather shoes for a long time