cracks or cuts in your nail or skin, getting between your toenail and toenail bed. It grows well on your toes because it can be warm and damp, especially if your feet sweat often.A mold called dermatophyte sometimes causes toenail fungus and survives on the structural material of your nail called keratin.
When this is the cause, it’s called Tinea unguium or onychomycosis, which leads to around 90% of fungal infections.Fungus is contagious, and you can catch it from others or an infected surface.
If you don’t treat it quickly, it can move to other toes or your fingernails. You can also spread it to others if you don’t fix it before walking barefoot or making direct contact with others.The fungus can infect other areas, too, and it’s called different things once it spreads, including the following:Some of the common ways you can get toenail fungus include:Knowing what to look for can help eliminate toenail fungus before it spreads.Read more on powerofpositivity.com