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Symptoms Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

What Is a Fungal Nail Infection?

A fungal nail infection is a common condition that can leave you with brittle, discolored nails, usually on your toes.

Its formal name is onychomycosis, and it’s a lot like athlete’s foot. But instead of affecting the skin on the bottom of your feet or between your toes, it invades your nails.

Fungi are tiny organisms you can only see through a microscope. Many different types can cause a nail infection. Sometimes they live on your skin and don’t make any trouble. But if you have a lot in one area, you might get infected.

Don’t be embarrassed if you have toenail or fingernail fungus. It’s way more common than you think.

Types of Fungal Nail Infections

There are four main kinds of fungal nail infection. Each looks slightly different:

  • Distal or lateral subungual onychomycosis. This is the most common kind. It results from a fungus called a dermatophyte. You can get it in your fingernails or toenails. It starts in the nail bed, underneath the nail. You’ll see a yellowish colored area that spreads from the edges of the nail to the center, and places where it comes apart from the nail bed.
  • White superficial onychomycosis. This is less common and only affects the nail surface, mainly on your toenails. It starts as white spots, which become powdery and cause the nail to crumble.
  • Proximal subungual onychomycosis. This appears first as white spots in the center of the nail bed at the cuticle. They move outward as the finger or toenail grows. It’s rare and usually affects people who have immune system problems, like HIV infection.
  • Candidal onychomycosis. Yeast causes this infection that usually affects your fingernails. The area around the nails is often swollen and inflamed, and the nails may come off entirely. It tends to happen to nails that have been damaged by an injury or another infection.

Fungal Nail Infection Symptoms

Symptoms are different depending on which type of fungal nail infection you have. They usually start mild and get more serious.

  • At first, you may only see a white or yellow spot under your nail. Over time, this spreads and can turn your whole nail white, yellow, green, or black.
  • The nail may thicken and could be hard to trim. 
  • It may start to curl up or down or loosen from the nail bed. 
  • Your nail could become brittle and crumble when you touch it.
  • Your nail may become misshapen.
  • You may notice a bad smell.

It’s easy to ignore fungal nail infections at first, since you may not have any pain. But if you don’t treat them, it can hurt to put any pressure on the area. If an infection gets bad enough, it could even become hard to walk.

Fungal Nail Infection Causes

It’s a good idea to wash your hands and feet often. Use soap, and make sure you get between your fingers and toes.

Keep your fingernails and toenails short and trimmed straight across.

Wear socks that wick away (absorb) moisture. If your feet sweat a lot, change your socks once or twice a day, or take off your shoes and let your feet cool when you have the chance.

Use antifungal powder or spray on your feet as well as in your shoes. Throw away old pairs of closed-toe shoes since fungi might be living in them.

If you get manicures at nail salons, visit only the ones that disinfect tools after each client. You can also bring your own file and clippers from home. Ask that your cuticles not be cut, since this can cause tiny breaks in the skin that let germs in.

Don’t share towels if someone else in your family has nail fungus. This will pass around the infection.

See your doctor if you think you have nail fungus. You may need a prescription to treat it, whether that means taking a medicine by mouth or using a special cream. In severe cases, your nail may need to be removed so a healthy new one can grow in its place. Doctors can also use lasers to treat nail fungus.

You get an infection when a crack in your nail or the skin around it allows fungus to get inside and grow.

Since fungus thrives in dark, warm places, your toenails are more likely to be affected than your fingernails. Your toes also have less blood flow than your fingers, which makes it harder for your body to pick up on and prevent an infection.

You’re more likely to get a fungal nail infection if you:

  • Are a man
  • Are older. Nails become more brittle and likely to crack as you age. 
  • Have a weak immune system or ongoing health problems like diabetes
  • Wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty
  • Walk barefoot through gym showers, swimming pools, and locker rooms. These are places where fungus spreads easily. 
  • Live with someone who has a fungal infection
  • Have athlete’s foot. The fungus that causes it can spread to your nails. 
  • Recently had an injury or surgery on your nail, or had a previous infection
  • Wear plastic gloves or keep your hands wet for long periods of time

Fungal Nail Infection Treatment

See your doctor if you think you have nail fungus. It can be tough to get rid of, and you’re more likely to have success with a prescription. Treatments include:

  • Oral antifungals. The doctor may give you a pill to kill fungus in your whole body. This is usually the best way to get rid of a nail infection. Treatment may last 2 months for an infection in your fingernails, or 3 months if it’s in your toenails. 
  • Topical antifungals. You rub or brush these medicines onto your nails. They may work for a mild infection, but they can’t get deep enough into the nail to cure a more serious one. You might use a topical treatment in combination with a pill.  
  • Surgery. If other treatments don’t work, the doctor may need to remove your nail entirely and let a healthy one grow back in its place. The new nail could also get infected.
  • Laser or photodynamic therapy. Doctors are studying newer treatments that use special light to try to kill the fungus.

Fungal Nail Infection Prevention

It’s a good idea to wash your hands and feet often. Use soap, and make sure you get between your fingers and toes.

Keep your fingernails and toenails short and trimmed straight across.

Wear socks that wick away moisture. If your feet sweat a lot, change your socks once or twice a day, or take off your shoes and let your feet cool when you have the chance.

Use antifungal powder or spray on your feet as well as in your shoes. Throw away old pairs of closed-toe shoes since fungi might be living in them.

If you get manicures at nail salons, visit only the ones that disinfect tools after each client. You can also bring your own file and clippers from home. Ask them not to cut your cuticles, since this can cause tiny breaks in the skin that let germs in.

Don’t share towels if someone else in your family has nail fungus. This will pass around the infection.

Fungal Nail Infection Complications

It can take a year or more for your nails to look like they did before the infection. And you may continue to have problems: 

  • The fungus can come back.
  • Your nails may be permanently discolored or misshapen.
  • The infection may spread to other parts of your body.

It’s especially important to take care of a fungal nail infection if you have diabetes. You’re at greater risk of getting a serious skin infection. 

AllCare Foot & Ankle Center: Podiatry

Since weather in Dallas is fairly warm throughout the year (and hot for most of the year), you probably have a good selection of sandals in your closet. But there are several problems that can cause you to want to keep your toes hidden inside a pair of close-toed shoes. One of them is nail fungus. Yellow, broken nails aren’t something that anyone wants to show off, at any point in the year. If you’re struggling with nail fungus, our Dallas podiatrists can help you out. This blog will cover the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of nail fungus.


The root cause of nail fungus are microscopic organisms that cause an overgrowth of fungi. This can occur in, under, or on the nail. Your toenails more often develop fungus because they are usually inside your shoes, where the warm environment allows fungi to thrive. The same type of fungi can also cause jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm.

Before you sit down for a pedicure, ask the salon how they disinfect the tools they use and how often. Emery boards and nail clippers can spread nail fungal infections when not properly cleaned.

If you have developed a nail fungal infection, but aren’t sure how, here are some common causes:

  • Walking barefoot in public: try to avoid walking around barefoot when at a public swimming pool or in a public shower.
  • Injury to the nail: acute or blunt trauma can cause a fungal infection. This could be when an infection occurs again and again; when you wear tight fitted shoes, for example. Or a blunt trauma can cause your nail to be more susceptible to an infection.
  • Circulatory issues: Those with diabetes have a greater chance of developing an infection.
  • Athlete’s Foot: Because this condition involves the same fungus, one can trigger the other.

Signs and Symptoms

Some of the more common signs of nail fungus include an odor from the foot or nail, a nail that has become distorted and may lift and fall off the nail bed, or you may notice the nail has thickened or has become brittle.

The nail often has white or yellow streaks, which is called lateral onychomycosis. The corner of the nail may begin to disintegrate, or the nail may fall off completely.


There are several home treatments available, but it is best to seek professional treatment from a podiatrist. Over-the-counter medications can help relieve some symptoms, but they generally don’t last long as the infection returns. By scheduling an appointment with a Dallas podiatrist, you can receive a prescription oral antifungal, which will eliminate the infection completely.

There are also topical treatments that can be brushed onto the nail, but this method is not often very effective. Medication may need to be taken for several months before the infection is completely cleared up, but this will depend on the cause of the infection as well as the seriousness.


The best way to prevent a nail infection is to properly care for and maintain your feet and nails. Keeping your toenails trimmed and cleaned can go a long way in preventing infections from occuring. Other prevention methods include:

  • Spray your shoes or feet with an antifungal.
  • If you come in contact with infected nails, wash the area as soon as possible.
  • Thoroughly dry the area between your toes after a shower.
  • Avoid getting a manicure or pedicure from an untrusted salon.
  • Wear moisture reducing socks.

Nail fungal infections are preventable with the right care and knowing how they occur. If you have any questions about nail fungus or if you’re in need of a prescription medication, the team at Allcare Foot and Ankle Care strive to provide thorough and trustworthy care. Get in touch with a podiatrist today to schedule an appointment.

Common Fungal and Bacterial Infections of the Foot

No matter how clean your feet are, they are constantly in contact with microorganisms that can potentially cause infection. Fungus and bacteria are the most common culprits.

In most cases, the immune system can keep these disease-causing agents (pathogens) at bay. There are times, however, when your immune defenses are low, a pathogen is especially robust, or a break in the skin allows a microorganism easy access into vulnerable tissues.

Symptoms of a foot infection can often be mild and easily treated at home. Others may require more aggressive interventions, including hospitalization to treat serious and potentially life-threatening complications. In general, there are steps you can take to prevent contracting an infection.

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Fungal Foot Infections

Fungal foot infections are familiar to many of us who may have picked up a foot or toenail infection in a locker room or spa. Fungal pathogens are especially hearty and can even colonize on intact skin.

The foot, especially between the toes, provides the ideal environment for infection, allowing the roots of the fungus to penetrate damp, softened tissues. All it takes to establish infection is for the foot to come in contact with a contaminated, moist surface.

Fungal foot infections can be persistent and hard to treat. But they are rarely life-threatening.

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

When a rash, itchiness, and flaking develops between the toes, it is most often related to a highly common condition known as athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).

The fungus thrives in moist environments such as gyms and saunas and can flourish in sweaty socks and shoes. It is highly contagious and can be readily spread through contaminated floors, towels, or clothing. Athlete’s foot can be caused by any number of fungi, including those associated with ringworm.

Most cases can be identified by symptoms alone. More serious or recurrent cases would benefit from a microscopic examination of a skin scraping, known as a KOH test.

Mild cases can be treated with an over-the-counter antifungal cream or spray. Serious or persistent infections may require an oral antifungal such as terbinafine or itraconazole for a period of two to six months.

Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)

Onychomycosis is a term used to describe a typically slow-growing fungal infection beneath the toenail. Symptoms include a white or yellowish discoloration, the thickening, and flaking of the nail, and the separation of the nail from the nail bed.

Onychomycosis often accompanies athlete’s foot and is more common in people with a weakened immune system or peripheral vascular disease (characterized by a diminished blood flow to the extremities).

Diagnosis can be made with a visual evaluation and supported with a KOH test. A tissue culture from nail trimmings can help identify the specific fungal pathogen. 

Onychomycosis is notoriously difficult to treat since most topical creams are unable to penetrate the nail tissue. Oral antifungal treatment tends to work best, but it can take as long as six to 12 months for a nail to fully grow back. Terbinafine is considered the treatment of choice, often supported by itraconazole, another oral antifungal.

Oral antifungal medication may be needed for a fungal toenail infection.

Bacterial Foot Infections

While somewhat less common than a fungal infection, a bacterial foot infection can sometimes turn serious, moving from a local infection to a systemic (whole-body) one. Most are established through breaks or abrasions in the skin, often as a result of a penetrating wound.

Bacterial infections beneath or adjacent to a toenail are often the consequence of an ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis). Even eczema, athlete’s foot, or a severe sunburn can provide an opportunity for infection by compromising the outermost layer of skin (epidermis).

While a bacterial foot infection can happen to anyone, certain people are at an increased risk of complications, including:

  • Older people
  • People with diabetes, who often have poor blood circulation in the feet and a decreased ability to fight infection
  • People who are immune-compromised, such as those with untreated HIV
  • People undergoing chemotherapy or those taking immune suppressive drugs

When a bacterial infection occurs, the surrounding skin will become red, swollen, and painful. There may even be a yellow or greenish discharge in the form of pus. The most common bacterial culprit is Staphylococcus aureus, although other types are associated with specific conditions.


One type of bacterial infection frequently mistaken for a fungus is erythrasma. Erythrasma is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium minutissimum and is most commonly seen in people with diabetes and those who are obese.

As with fungi, the bacterium primarily establishes itself in folds of skin, such as the armpits, under the breast, in the groin, or between the toes. The patches of infection are initially pink but quickly become brown and scaly as skin starts to flake and shed.

Erythrasma can often be diagnosed by using an ultraviolet light, known as a Wood’s lamp, which causes the bacteria to glow an almost fluorescent coral-pink. Erythrasma is best treated with a topical fusidic acid cream or an oral antibiotic such as azithromycin or erythromycin.

Foot Abscess

Bacterial foot infections sometimes progress beyond the superficial tissues and consolidate into a pocket of pus known as an abscess. An abscess of the foot is most often caused by a puncture wound (as can happen after an unsterile pedicure) or the infection of a hair follicle. While abscesses are similar to boils, they involve deeper layers of tissue.

Symptoms include redness, swelling, warmth, pain, and the formation of a raised bump that can spontaneously erupt. Low-grade fever and a general achiness may also accompany an abscess.

While S. aureus is a common culprit, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Arcanobacterium pyogenes are the types most typically constrained to the feet.

Abscesses can often be diagnosed by physical evaluation. If needed, a bacterial culture may be performed to identify the bacterial type and aid in the selection of the appropriate antibiotic.

Treatment usually involves the drainage of the abscess supported by oral and/or topical antibiotics to resolve the infection. An over-the-counter analgesic like Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used to treat pain and fever.

A foot abscess is usually treated by draining it and then using antibiotics.


Cellulitis is a potentially serious skin complication in which a local bacterial infection begins to spread from the site of the initial injury. Cellulitis typically starts as a small area of inflammation that quickly spreads to surrounding tissues, causing swelling, pain, warmth, and the formation of characteristic red streaks moving upward from the foot.

The red streaks, known as lymphangitis, are an indication that the infection is migrating toward the lymph nodes. If this happens, the infection can become systemic and potentially life-threatening. High fever, chills, and body aches are signs of a serious infection.

Cellulitis is typically caused by a break in the skin but is especially common in people with diabetes or poor blood circulation. S. aureus and Streptococcus are the most likely causes.

Cellulitis is a medical emergency whether you have a fever or not. If you see a red streak progressing up your foot, get medical help as soon as possible.

Uncomplicated cases may be treated with a five- to 14-day course of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Serious cases may require hospitalization and the administration of intravenous antibiotics and fluids.


Fungal foot infections can be prevented by keeping your feet clean and dry and by washing them every day with soap and water. Avoid going barefoot in public spaces or the sharing of footwear or nail clippers.

Always keep your toenails trimmed, and change your socks and shoes regularly to prevent moisture build-up. If your feet are especially sweaty and/or prone to fungal infection, use a daily over-the-counter antifungal foot powder or spray.

Bacterial infections can be prevented by keeping your skin undamaged and clean. If the skin is cut or scraped, it should be washed immediately with soap and water and covered with a sterile bandage. If your foot is prone to dryness and cracking, you can apply a petrolatum-based foot cream to the keep the skin soft.

By contrast, the daily use of a topical antibiotic, whether prescription or over-the-counter, is not recommended as a means of prevention as it can eventually lead to antibiotic resistance.

Why You Should Never Let Toenail Fungus Go Untreated: Easton Dermatology Associates: Dermatologists

Have you retired those adorable strappy sandals, even though they’re the perfect complement to your summery outfits? They definitely won’t work with what’s going on with your toenails — so you’ve had to opt for a closed-toe option. Toenail fungus is definitely not a good look. 

There are plenty of home remedies, but they don’t seem to work. And nail fungus doesn’t just go away on its own. Fortunately, the team at Easton Dermatology Associates can address any nail fungus issue you may have with a diverse menu of treatment options. We customize our approach to your particular infection’s history and severity. 

How can I tell if I have toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus usually starts subtly, so you might not notice anything different with your nail immediately. After a while, though, you see some noticeable differences that indicate a fungal condition. Nails become:

  • Thicker
  • Brittle
  • Discolored
  • Tender

Because a nail infected with a fungus is compromised, it can also break or split easily. As the condition progresses, itchiness and pain can occur, and the nail becomes separated from the nail bed. 

Is toenail fungus really such a problem?

If you’re thinking you can just live with it, we don’t advise letting toenail fungus go untreated. It’s an insidious problem, and without treatment, you have to deal with the discomfort of the nail as well as feeling self-conscious about its unsightliness.

If you let a nail fungus infection go for too long, several problems emerge. The infected nail can become misshapen and increasingly separated from your nail bed. Itching and pain are unpleasant side effects; if they’re too severe, you can have trouble wearing shoes or walking.

You need to be especially attentive to treating toenail fungus if your immune system is compromised. If you’re living with diabetes, it’s critical not to ignore the fungus. Even a mild infection like this can snowball into something more serious, like cellulitis, a severe bacterial skin infection.

Another problem is that untreated fungus eventually can spread to either neighboring toenails or to the skin of your foot, causing athlete’s foot. Possibly the worst outcome of untreated nail fungus is needing to have your nail surgically removed.  

What are the most effective treatments for toenail fungus?

The experts at Easton Dermatology Associates offer treatment customized to your exact situation, whether you’ve just noticed an irregularity with your toenail or you’ve been battling fungus for a while. Treatment options include:

  • Prescription oral antifungal medications
  • Topical nail cream
  • Special antifungal nail polish that allows your nails to breathe

No matter what treatment you adopt, patience is key. It can take several months to clear up toenail fungus because even nails that grow at an average rate don’t grow rapidly. We treat your fungus until it’s a thing of the past, and we also advise you on how to prevent a recurrence. 

It’s much easier to solve the problem when you’re in the early stages of infection, before it becomes too advanced. 

Do call us at either of our locations in Easton or Salisbury, Maryland, so we can start helping you eliminate embarrassing and persistent nail fungus problems ASAP. When next summer rolls around, you can be back in those oh-so-chic sandals!

Toenail Fungus – Family Podiatry of Maryland

Treatment for a fungal nail infection includes using medicines, taking steps to prevent the infection from returning and possibly removing the affected nail. Treatment is generally successful, but treatment does not work for 20% to 25% of people with the condition.

You may decide not to treat a fungal nail infection if your nail is discolored or damaged but not painful. Antifungal medicine does not guarantee a cure, and antifungal pills (oral medicine) could have their side effects.

Without treatment, fungal nail infections tend to get worse, infecting more of the nail or surrounding skin. Early treatment may shorten treatment time and increase your chances of being cured.

If you have a fungal nail infection that causes quality-of-life problems, such as discomfort, pain, or embarrassment, you may decide to treat it.

Standard treatment for fungal nail infection includes one or a combination of the following:

  • Antifungal pills (oral medicine) offer the best chance of a cure. But they require close monitoring with labwork and are generally reserved for moderate-to-severe or difficult-to-treat fungal nail infections. Pills include terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), and fluconazole (Diflucan).
  • Antifungal topical medicine (liquid and lacquers) are applied to the infected nails and surrounding areas of the skin. They may be used for mild-to-moderate infections and to help prevent an infection from returning or to prevent athlete’s foot from spreading to the nails. Topical medicines may not be as effective as oral medicines. They require a compliance of daily application for many months, up to a year to see result. And they can also be used in conjunction with the oral medication for better effectiveness.
  • Removal of an infected nail is used for severe or recurring fungal nail infections. In the surgical nail removal, the infected nail and tissue is usually removed permanently to prevent the recurrence of the fungus and maintenance of the painful nail deformity.

Recurring infections and prevention

Even after apparently successful treatment with antifungal pills, a fungal nail infection can return, either as a new infection or as regrowth of the original fungi. Severe toenail infections, particularly those involving a big toes, are difficult to treat and tend to recur. If you have a mild fungal infection or are concerned about the risks of oral antifungal medicine, consider using a topical treatment. At our office, we have Formula 3 topical medication for sale which has shown great result.

Fungal nail infections can be treated successfully, but some types are more easily treated than others. One type, distal subungual onychomycosis, can be a lifelong infection and hard to treat. Another type, white superficial onychomycosis, can be easily treated.

Even after treatment, your nails may continue to look irregular in shape and appearance. It can take a year or longer before they return to normal.  Good foot hygiene and practices also help to prevent the infection from returning.

What Causes Toenail Fungus?

posted: Dec. 02, 2019.

Toenail fungus is a common problem that can be rather challenging to get rid of. While toenail fungus can happen to anyone it most often occurs in older adults. If you are noticing that one of your toenails has thickened, become brittle and turned yellow then chances are good that you are dealing with a toenail fungus.

What causes a fungal infection in the toenail?

A toenail fungal infection, known as onychomycosis, is the result of a fungal known as a dermatophyte. While less common, molds and yeasts can also infect the toenails. The reason older adults are more prone to fungal nail infections is because nails dry out as we age, which leads to cracks within the nail. These cracks make it easier for a fungal infection to get inside the nail.

Fungal is all around us. They are more often found in warm, dark, and damp places such as communal locker rooms and showers, gyms, and local swimming pools. It’s also possible to get a toenail fungus from a nail salon so it’s important to know the hygiene and sterilization practices of your local nail salon to make sure that you aren’t at risk for developing a fungal infection.

Treating Toenail Fungus

The good news it that healthy individuals may be able to tackle their toenail fungus on their own with over-the-counter medication. If you don’t have a weak immune system, diabetes or circulation problems then you may choose to try at-home treatments first before turning to a doctor. Those with circulation disorders or diabetes should see their podiatrist right away for treatment if they notice symptoms of a fungal infection. Not seeking treatment could greatly increase a person’s risk for bacterial infections and other potentially serious complications.

There are many over-the-counter products available to treat fungal infections. You will want to find a treatment that is geared specifically to treating fungal infections of the nail. Talk with your local pharmacist to find out the best treatment option. Over-the-counter antifungal medications often come in the form of a cream, ointment or nail polish that you will need to apply regularly for several weeks. If these medications don’t work then it’s time to talk with your foot doctor.

A foot doctor offers a variety of effective strategies for getting rid of toenail fungal infections. The most common treatment option is an oral antifungal medication that works systemically to kill the fungus. This medication is taken for several weeks but you won’t actually see results until the nail grows out clear, which can take up to four months or longer.

Other treatment options include:

  • Medicated nail polish
  • Laser fungal treatment
  • Nail removal surgery (in rare cases)

If you are dealing with a pesky nail fungus then turn to your podiatrist to discover the best strategies for getting rid of this infection as quickly as possible.

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What Is Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in color and smells foul. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. If ignored, the infection can spread and possibly impair your ability to work or even walk. The resulting thicker nails are difficult to trim and make walking painful when wearing shoes. Onychomycosis can also be accompanied by a secondary bacterial or yeast infection in or about the nail plate.


Because it is difficult to avoid contact with microscopic organisms like fungi, the toenails are especially vulnerable around damp areas where you are likely to be walking barefoot, such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers, for example. Injury to the nail bed, even pressure from shoes, may make it more susceptible to all types of infection, including fungal infection. Those who suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, circulatory problems, or immune-deficiency conditions, are especially prone to fungal nails. Other contributing factors may be a history of athlete’s foot and excessive perspiration.


Toenail fungus is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. The disease is characterized by a progressive change in a toenail’s quality and color, which is often ugly and embarrassing.

Home Treatment

A daily routine of cleansing over a period of many months may temporarily suppress mild infections. White markings that appear on the surface of the nail can be filed off, followed by the application of an over-the-counter liquid antifungal agent. However, even the best over-the-counter treatments may not prevent a fungal infection from coming back.

When to Visit a Podiatrist

You should visit a podiatrist when you notice any discoloration, thickening, or deformity of your toenails. The earlier you seek professional treatment, the greater your chance at getting your nails to clear.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Treatments may vary, depending on the nature and severity of the infection. Your podiatrist can detect a fungal infection early, perform a lab test, determine the cause, and form a suitable treatment plan, which may include prescribing topical or oral medication, and debridement (removal of diseased nail matter and debris) of an infected nail.

Oral antifungals, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, may be the most effective treatment. They offer a shorter treatment regimen of approximately three months and improved effectiveness. Your podiatrist may also prescribe a topical treatment, which can be an effective treatment modality for fungal nails.

In some cases, surgical treatment may be required. Temporary removal of the infected nail can be performed to permit direct application of a topical antifungal. Permanent removal of a chronically painful nail that has not responded to any other treatment permits the fungal infection to be cured and prevents the return of a deformed nail.

Trying to solve the infection without the qualified help of a podiatrist can lead to more problems. With new technical advances in combination with simple preventive measures, the treatment of this lightly regarded health problem can often be successful.


Proper hygiene and regular inspection of the feet and toes are the first lines of defense against fungal nails. Clean and dry feet resist disease.

  • Wash your feet with soap and water, remembering to dry thoroughly.
  • Wear shower shoes when possible in public areas.
  • Change shoes, socks, or hosiery more than once daily.
  • Clip toenails straight across so that the nail does not extend beyond the tip of the toe.
  • Wear shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe.
  • Avoid wearing excessively tight hosiery to decrease moisture.
  • Wear socks made of synthetic fiber that “wicks” moisture away from your feet faster than cotton or wool socks do.
  • Disinfect instruments used to cut nails.
  • Disinfect home pedicure tools.
  • Don’t apply polish to nails suspected of infection (those that are discolored, for example). 
  • Treat athlete’s foot, if present. 

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Pain of nails with fungus: treatment, causes, symptoms

If a toe near the nail hurts, it may be a sign of a fungal infection. Fungus of nails is common and provokes a lot of unpleasant symptoms. The disease is easy to eliminate at an early stage of development, therefore, at the first signs of pathology, you need to consult a doctor, and not ignore the problem, aggravating it. Otherwise, the pathology leads to significant physical and aesthetic discomfort.

Causes of the fungus

If the patient has severe pain in the big toe due to the fungus, this indicates an advanced stage of the disease and the need to remove the affected nail.

Fungus often affects toes. Toenail fungus on the big toe or on the little toe, causing pain, is perceived as a consequence of wearing uncomfortable shoes, which allows the fungus to develop. Thumb disease is less common, although, if untreated, mycosis spreads to the rest of the fingers. There are several reasons for the development of the disease:

  • Injuries. Because of injuries, fungus often develops on the big toe, because it is this toe that suffers the most.
  • Tight shoes. Toenail fungus may not be noticed if a person is wearing uncomfortable shoes, even when their nails are very sore. Constant pressure with shoes provokes deformation of the diseased area and favorable conditions for the development of mycosis.
  • The use of certain drugs. The main reason for the development of the fungus is low immunity, poor body resistance. Frequent, prolonged use of antibacterial or hormonal drugs negatively affects the immune system.As a result, the body cannot resist infection.
  • Allergy. An allergic reaction to detergents or cosmetics is a favorable condition for the development of onychomycosis.
  • Hyper or vitamin deficiency. Lack of vitamins and minerals weakens the body. The fungus, once on the skin, develops rapidly, which provokes pain in the nails.

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First symptoms

The affected nail plate turns yellow and is deformed.

When fingernails hurt, we are talking about an advanced stage of the disease.The first symptoms of pathology look like:

  • a yellow corner appeared on the side of the nail, which grows throughout the plate;
  • the nail turns yellow, white or bluish;
  • affected horny plates become lumpy, thick and brittle;
  • The finger near the nail is inflamed, reddened and swollen;
  • the sore finger itches, the skin cracks and dries;
  • in the finger when pressed, there is a hardness and pain;
  • The skin under the nails hurts when pressed (the symptom comes on later).

If untreated, the nail affected by the fungus peels off the skin and falls off.

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Signs of an advanced disease

With an advanced fungus, the patient’s toenails or everything in a row hurts. The inflammation that developed earlier turns into a purulent process. In this case, the nail becomes black, brown or green, and gradually collapses, exfoliates from the skin and disappears. The nail bed is peeling, the skin is thickened in this place, the fungus literally eats away at it.

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Pain with onychomycosis

Launched nail fungus spreads to the entire foot.

Painful sensations are characteristic of the late stages of onychomycosis. The reasons for their development are deformation and thickening of the nail plate. This is often the result of constant pressure with shoes, which makes the toe hurt all the time. The inflammatory process and the formation of cracks in the skin are accompanied by pain. Mycosis, penetrating into the deeper layers of the skin, affects the nerve endings.

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How to save yourself from pain in case of nail fungus?

To get rid of the pain caused by onychomycosis, you need to treat the fungus.After making sure that the cause of pain can only be a fungal infection, and injury or tight shoes are excluded, you should consult a dermatologist. After the examination, the doctor will prescribe special tests that will confirm the diagnosis and establish the type of causative agent of the disease. Self-medication can be harmful. If peeling of nails has begun, in order to speed up this process and relieve pain, it is recommended to steam the sore fingers in a solution of salt and soda.

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Treatment of pathology

If your finger hurts under the nail on your hand or foot, this is a signal that you cannot hesitate with a visit to the hospital.The doctor selects the treatment of the fungus individually, taking into account the type of pathogen and the patient’s allergy to drugs. Antifungal creams, ointments and emulsions for external use are prescribed. In severe cases, drug therapy is supplemented by taking special pills, the active substances of which, getting into the blood, fight mycosis from the inside. It is recommended to do baths with soda, calendula broths, oak bark every day. To do this, you need to allocate a special container, which no one else should use.

Fungi can quickly move to adjacent areas of the skin, so the treatment should be complex. The main task, in addition to local effects on mycosis, is to strengthen the immune system. You need to do exercises in the morning or play sports, eat a balanced diet, take vitamins (as prescribed by a doctor). It is necessary to give up bad habits, avoid stress, hypothermia / overheating. This will not only quickly get rid of the problem, but also prevent relapse.

Errors in the treatment of toenail fungus

Nail fungus or onychomycosis is an unpleasant disease that cannot be noticed immediately. The fungus destroys your nail plate, causes discomfort and pain, if you start the treatment of onychomycosis, this can lead to soft tissue pathologies. The fungus can easily spread to healthy nails of the hands or feet, and this is a great danger to your health and the health of others.

If you have doubts about the health of your nails, it would be best to make an appointment with a dermatologist.Only when carrying out a comprehensive treatment, consisting of a medication course, regular foot hygiene and special treatment of the nail plates, will the treatment bring a positive result.

Main symptoms of fungal infections:

● Brittle, rough nails

● Deformation of the nail plate

● Presence of inflamed tissues around the nail

● Exfoliation, thickening or thinning of the nail plate

● The presence of brown, black or yellow areas on the nails.

How do you get infected with nail fungus?

Ways of infection with onychomycosis. Subject to the rules of hygiene, the presence of good immunity, with healthy and well-groomed skin, the risk of contracting a fungal infection is not great. The fungus often enters the body through abrasions, cuts, cracks, altered damaged areas of the nails and skin. Excessive sweating or dry skin and wearing tight shoes can contribute to the growth of the fungus.

You are more vulnerable to nail fungus if:

● You have varicose veins

● Reduced immunity

● You are wearing rubber shoes that do not breathe

● There are endocrine and vascular diseases

● Have contacted a person infected with the fungus

● Flat feet are present.

What is the danger to humans posed by toenail fungus?

At an advanced stage of onycochomycosis, nail fungus causes an allergic reaction, intoxication on the body, and can affect internal organs.

How to cure nail fungus?

In the treatment of nail fungus, local preparations can be used – creams, ointments, plasters, which can also be used at home.Various spray options are available that have pronounced antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

At an early stage of the disease, the use of sprays or creams is recommended. Do not forget that the treatment of nail fungus is not only getting rid of external manifestations. For treatment, the dermatologist prescribes systemic drugs. The drug can be prescribed in the form of tablets, which will be taken in a course of three to six months.

The most common mistakes in the treatment of toenail fungus.

Moisture in your feet. The fungus in the form of spores is everywhere around us. When the moisture content of the skin is more than 80%, fungal spores begin to multiply, infect the nail plate and the surrounding skin. [i]

Presence of fungal spores on things. When you steam iron socks, you kill the active fungal spores that have survived there. If this is not done, then from spores, in the presence of wet skin of the feet (favorable environment), high humidity of shoes, the fungus actively begins to multiply.

Footwear hygiene. When starting to treat nail fungus, be sure to clean all the shoes you are wearing. Use an individual foot towel only.

Residues of spore fungus on instruments. All nail clippers must be treated with disinfecting solutions, and disposable nail files are recommended for treating affected nails. If the spores of the fungus remain on the tools, then you can manually remove for years, cut out the traces of the fungus along with your nail, but this will not bring any result.

What to follow when treating toenail fungus?

If you do not follow the recommendations during the treatment of nail fungus, then a relapse is possible. Try to keep your feet clean at all times and change your socks daily. It is important for your feet to wear the right shoes to keep your feet from sweating. After taking any water procedures, wipe your feet dry, paying special attention to the area between the toes.

Use an individual foot towel, which must be dried after use. If your shoes become wet, dry them immediately. It is recommended to change home shoes during treatment at least twice a year. Foot baths with baking soda and salt will also be useful. Feet should be washed daily using laundry or tar soap.

Always follow the rules of hygiene when visiting public places: saunas, baths, hammam, swimming pools.Do not self-medicate, it would be best to contact a dermatologist who will prescribe a course of treatment for you so that you will soon get rid of toenail fungus, save your time and nerves.

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Women eliminate the problem by covering the nail with varnish, men do not worry about it, since they spend most of their time in socks. Meanwhile, blackening can be one of the signs of a disease that requires treatment. You should immediately contact a dermatologist or podiatrist for diagnosis.

Darkening of the plate, not associated with diseases

The most common pathology is blackening of the plate on the big toe. It can be the result of external influence on the nail, a symptom of the disease. Darkening can be caused by injury. With a strong physical impact, blood vessels rupture, a hematoma appears, which has a blue tint. Such consequences remain after hitting toes on hard surfaces. A bruise can appear after tripping if someone steps on the foot.

It is not difficult to determine that the darkening is the result of physical impact. If the finger hurts constantly when walking, or pain is felt when pressing on the nail, a hematoma gives a dark shade. It does not grow in size, on the contrary, it gradually brightens, passes without taking measures, treatment. It is not necessary to see a doctor in such cases if there are no serious injuries.

Blackening of the nail in diseases

The reason for darkening of the nail may be a benign tumor.With this disease, blood vessels grow, which provokes a discoloration of the plate. One of the symptoms of a neoplasm is severe pain. A doctor should be consulted immediately.

Diseases can cause blackening of the nail:

  • kidneys,
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  • liver,
  • organs of the gastrointestinal tract.

It is impossible to determine the exact cause of the symptom by a simple visual examination. If the podiatrist believes that the darkening of the nail is associated with somatic diseases of organs, systems, he gives a direction for a complete examination, which allows you to accurately determine the provoking factor.

Fungal infection, disease treatment

If the blackening of the plate is not associated with diseases of organs, systems, physical influences, there is no pain, most likely it is mycosis. This symptom is typical for fungal diseases. People often have to deal with fungal infections. Mycosis is a contagious disease that is easily transmitted from carriers.

Darkening of the nail is not the only symptom of a fungal infection. Also observed:

  • increase in the thickness of the nail;
  • the appearance of itching in the areas between the fingers;
  • Skin tissue around the plate turns red.

Often people, having discovered a fungus on their feet, do not rush to the doctor, preferring to use the advice from the people’s piggy bank. Effective ways can be found in these recipes. But it must be borne in mind that they help to slow down the development of the disease, eliminate the symptoms. However, the pathogen is not completely destroyed. When favorable factors appear, the fungus begins to multiply actively again. The disease develops rapidly against the background of reduced immunity. The defense system weakens during pregnancy, after suffering serious illnesses. It is necessary to undergo a full course of medical treatment to fully eliminate the fungal infection, to exclude the risk of relapse.

Pharmacies offer a solid range of antifungal drugs. These are special ointments, gels, sprays, varnishes. But it should be borne in mind that there are several types of pathogens, for the elimination of which certain means are required. You need to contact a podologist or dermatologist, undergo diagnostics, determine the pathogen so that the treatment is effective. In addition, all drugs against the fungus are toxic, contraindications must be taken into account.

The best results are provided by a comprehensive treatment, which includes:

  • professional pedicure with plate cleaning;
  • Application of ointments, compresses, baths;
  • photodynamic procedures.

The innovative RAST therapy using photodynamic equipment is a new technique. The destruction of the fungus is carried out by light waves penetrating the structure of the nail, skin tissue. This procedure is absolutely painless and guarantees high efficiency.

You can undergo a full-fledged treatment at the Podology Center in St. Petersburg. The presence of the latest equipment, drugs, experienced highly qualified podologists ensures excellent results, regardless of the stage of mycosis development.

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In addition to the fixed asset, the manufacturer has also released a limited line, which includes a unique substance – stone oil. Thanks to him, the antifungal agent copes with corns and calluses. The instruction for the preparation says that after use, the skin of the feet feels cool and relaxed. Before using medicines, it is customary to read their instructions. How to use this medication can be found in the package insert that comes with each pack of medicated oils. During the course of therapy, the patient becomes familiar with the main action of the Stop Active. The manufacturer of the drug claims that it will help get rid of many of the problems caused by a fungal infection.Healing oil moisturizes and softens rough skin in places affected by fungus. Thanks to this, the patient manages to get rid of corns and calluses in infected areas. Stop Asset destroys pathogens of fungal infection at any stage of its development. After contact with the skin, the composition is quickly absorbed and immediately begins to act against pathogenic microflora. If you use the oil ointment for a long time strictly according to the instructions, you can achieve a full recovery. The drug is prescribed with extreme caution to those patients who suffer from kidney and liver diseases. In these cases, the use of oil is possible only after consulting a doctor. The principle of treatment of nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide according to Neumyvakin. The fungus is widespread. The professor believes that perhydrol is a basic remedy that will allow you to cope with fungal diseases on the nails. The doctor advises using the remedy both internally and externally. Today there is a method of treating nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide according to Neumyvakin.The professor considers it to be the main, independent remedy that can successfully cope even with advanced forms of the fungus. According to his method, the drug is used not only externally, but also internally. How to treat nail fungus with peroxide according to Neumyvakin. Academician. P. Neumyvakin recommends the use of hydrogen peroxide. Also read about an interesting treatment: alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar for fungus. Three-component product. This method must be applied twice. The principle of treatment of nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide according to Neumyvakin.The fungus is widespread. Many people suffer from this disease, but the most difficult thing in this disease is to get rid of the fungus, which. Content. Treatment of nail fungus according to the method of Dr. Neumyvakin. The process of preparation and treatment with folk remedies. The benefits of hydrogen peroxide. Properties of hydrogen peroxide. Therapeutic rules. A way for busy people. Contraindications Iodine from nail fungus, reviews. Prevention. The use of hydrogen peroxide against nail fungus according to the Neumyvakin method.But alternative medicine is also recognized among the people – therapy according to Dr. Neumyvakin, associated with the treatment of nail fungus. The principle of treatment of nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide according to Neumyvakin. Fungus is a widespread disease in the modern world. Diseases of the nails caused by the fungus are called mycoses. Many people suffer from this disease, but the hardest part of this disease is this. The advantages of treating the fungus with hydrogen peroxide according to Neumyvakin can be considered: the cheapness and availability of the drug.Those who have tried this method of getting rid of the fungus on themselves leave many positive reviews about hydrogen peroxide, which can be found in discussions on medical forums. Dr. Neumyvakin recommends treating nail fungus with hydrogen peroxide using the above manipulations in the morning and evening, otherwise the therapeutic effect will be reduced, and getting rid of the fungus may take a long time. The advanced stage of onychomycosis.

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You need to start by washing your feet.Wash them with warm water and soap. After that, you need to dry your feet with a clean towel. The oil is applied in a thin layer and gently spread over the affected tissues, around the nail and on the fingers nearby. Some people prefer to apply the oil all over the foot. Methods for treating fungal infections of an apple tree on different parts of the tree may have their own specifics; the same ones are used for treatment. If, after the initial treatment, the fungus still remains on the trunk of the apple tree, how to treat it? More effective methods should be considered here.Fungus on an apple tree: what to do and how to treat trees from the disease. There are several types of fungal diseases, differing in the causes of occurrence, characteristics of the course and methods of treatment. Sooty fungus. These microorganisms can be found on the central bark. A fungus on an apple tree leads to a decrease in yield and death of the tree. One of the most common is the fungus on the apple tree. What types of infection exist, the reasons for its occurrence and methods of treatment, you will learn about everything in detail from our section.Content. Types of fungus. Features of the treatment of soot fungus on an apple tree are mechanical, spraying against insect pests, maintaining immunity. Sooty fungus on an apple tree – how to get rid of, control measures and treatment. Fungi on an apple tree – control measures and disease prevention. Types of fungi and how to deal with them. How is scab on an apple tree treated in summer? 3-5 weeks after flowering, the trees are sprayed with suspensions of zineb, captan, phthalan. To prevent infestation of apple trees next year.All plants, like people, can get sick. Some suffer very seriously, while others carry the disease lightly. The appearance of a fungus on the trunk of an apple tree is very dangerous. Treatment of the root system affected by the fungus is carried out similarly to the treatment of the trunk with preliminary cleansing of the damaged areas. Sooty fungus on an apple tree is a disease caused by a microorganism such as aspergillus. It causes a variety of diseases in humans and plants, more commonly. Fungal diseases in apple trees occur when the plant is damaged by spore.In the future, the fungus begins to spread to branches, fruits, bark. For treatment, it is necessary to promptly remove and destroy parts of the plant on which signs of the disease are present. Treat the slices with oil. the fungus on the big toe hurts . ointment for fungus on the heels of the feet. Reviews, instructions for use, composition and properties. Toe fungus is a common problem that needs treatment. The disease occurs due to infection with spores. In this article, you will find out why a fungus occurs between the toes, the treatment and symptoms of this pathology.Causes of the fungus between the toes. Every day the amount. The fungus between the toes is also determined by the weeping epidermis and an unpleasant odor. If untreated, the disease spreads to the healthy skin of the foot and all interdigital folds. Fungus is the itching and soreness of the skin between the toes. Fungal spores invade those areas. Traditional methods of treating foot fungus. How to treat fungus between toes? Symptoms of the dyshidrotic form of the fungus of the feet. What does the dyshidrotic form of foot fungus look like in the photo? The main reasons for the appearance of fungus between the toes, how it looks, photo, how it appears.What is the initial stage of interdigital mycosis. Modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of fungus. Among all types of fungal diseases, foot lesions are the most common. One type of mycosis of the foot is a fungus between the toes. The disease causes severe itching and flaking of the skin, which causes severe discomfort. To get infected with the fungus m. To treat mycosis between the toes, various homemade remedies are usually used. Care should also be taken when treating pregnant women for fungus between the fingers.During this period of a woman’s life, many medications for internal use are found. How to treat mycosis of the feet? The treatment of mycosis of the skin of the feet is dealt with by a mycologist or dermatologist. If you find even slight peeling of the skin on your feet or cracks between your toes, it is worth getting tested for fungus. Fungus between the toes is very common. Our article will help you understand what an interdigital fungus looks like and how it is. Fungus between the toes is the most common type of fungal infection that affects 70% of the world’s population.This is especially common.

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Skin fungus most often occurs on the legs, less often on the hands in other cases, these are already certain diseases, such as scabies, shingles, and so on. In general, there are more than 490 types of pathogenic fungi that cause dermatomycosis! Therefore, it is best to contact the specialists at the Medical Center.

Modern and effective treatment, timely assistance and detection of the disease at the very first symptoms or difficult cases are now provided quickly, without taking much time. Unlike self-medication, when people spend a lot of effort, money and time, it is practically wasted. It is best to contact a specialized Medical Center, get tested and identify the cause, type of disease and determine the treatment!

How to understand what happens to the skin, is it a fungus or a systemic disease.

Skin fungus always makes itself felt, even when dandruff appears on the head, it creates unpleasant sensations. On the legs, the fungus manifests itself in the form of cracks, itching occurs in the interdigital zone, the skin bursts, itches. When a systemic disease occurs, most often in a chronic form it manifests itself in the form of rashes, they are not permanent, but arising and fading. Such outbreaks occur due to an exacerbation of the disease at one time or another. For example, allergic reactions during the seasons to flowering trees, or other reactions of the body.

Fungus on the legs, symptoms.

Fungus of the skin of the legs – affects either the entire area of ​​the foot or individual foci of penetration, depending on the type, which can only be determined by a specialist in the field of skin-infectious diseases. Itching, cracks, redness, swelling, burning, ulcers in the interdigital region and on the heels are characteristic, and nails also suffer in complex forms. The color of the nails changes, becoming beige, brown or gray, a particularly alarming situation if the nails peel off and fester, and ulcers appear between the fingers, in this case, you must immediately consult a doctor, pass the necessary tests and scrapings.Complete a full course of treatment in a hospital under the supervision of a doctor.

Types of diseases manifested on the skin, how not to be confused with a fungus:
  • Dry callus inside the heel;
  • Spike that penetrates deep into the heel;
  • Spur, arises around the heel;

All three types create very painful sensations when walking. There are corns, cracks in the heel. They appear due to wearing inappropriate shoes, heavy loads on the legs and problems with the spine.It is necessary to treat only with a doctor, folk remedies are powerless here. You must immediately make an appointment with the surgeon, he will give just one injection and you can forget about the pain forever. But a little later, be sure to be like a pedicure and massage in order to remove the rough skin and restore the legs with massage from a long painful load!

  • Eczema on hands and feet.

Endocrinological disease, occurring at the peak of the disease. It manifests itself in the form of white pimples on the fingers, palms, feet, later covered with crusts, reddening.They do not itch, do not hurt, but in a neglected state without proper treatment they can dry out and crack, the risk of complications is high. It usually occurs on a nervous basis or due to the thyroid gland, with diabetes, hormonal disruptions. Not transmitted, treated with ointment or gel “Akriderm”, but first you need to contact an endocrinologist, women are best of all to a gynecologist-endocrinologist. It is impossible to start eczema, otherwise hair, eyebrows, eyelashes may begin to fall out, alopecia may occur on the back of the head.

  • Fungus on the feet.

Always occurs between the toes, heels or nails. Sometimes the fungus is wet or dry, itches, itches, there is an unpleasant odor from the feet. Another sign, feet are constantly wet or because of the fact that they sweat or vice versa freeze. These factors create even more favorable conditions for the fungus, it grows and penetrates even deeper into the skin, it is much more difficult to remove it later!

Foot fungus, treatment.

Treatment of foot skin fungus must be carried out under the supervision of a physician.If the form is not neglected, and you immediately discovered that it is a fungus, you can use known drugs, such as:

  • Lamisil-Uno ointment, gel;
  • Micro-Stop Spray;
  • Tablets, drops, broad-spectrum ointment “Microspore”;
  • Exoderil Ointment;
  • Nizoral drops, ointment, shampoo can also be used on the legs.

Pregnant women and people with allergies should be treated with caution and only as directed by a doctor.