Ignoring Your Toenail Fungus Infection? You Should Think Twice
The doctor’s office is the last place many people want to visit, which is why many people often put off medical treatment. But toenail fungus is not a condition you should expect to get better on its own. [Spoiler Alert: It won’t.]
In fact, ignoring toenail fungal infections could lead to much bigger problems if you neglect to take immediate action.
Like many other medical conditions, early detection and treatment is key to a speedy recovery. If left untreated, the fungus lurking beneath your toenail can travel from the tip of your toe nail to the cuticle, causing the nail to become discolored, thick and brittle, as well as potentially painful and inflamed.
Toenail fungus infections can also lead to your skin around the affected area to crack, which creates open skin, due to the infection allowing secondary bacteria to enter the system. The bacteria can also cause infections in other areas, like the hands, back and legs; and if you are diabetic and suffer from neuropathy, this could lead to serious consequences like amputations of the foot and leg.
So before you decide to brush off a toenail fungal infection in hopes it will clear up on its own, think twice and play it safe.
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