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Nail Fungal

Nail fungal infections are typically cause by dermatophyte fungus, it occurs more often in toenails than in fingernails because they are confined in a dark, warm, moist environment — inside your shoes — where fungi can thrive. Toes usually have less blood flow than fingers. Nail infections occur more often in men than in women. If your family members who often get there types of fungal infections, you may get them as well.