Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is one of the countless infections that people could suffer from. Some people who have nail fungus end up having it for years, or even for the rest of their lives. Sometimes this is because they don’t think they can get rid of it. Other times it’s because they just try one toenail fungus treatment and decide to give up after it doesn’t work. While it is true that in some cases toenail fungus is very difficult to treat, it is not impossible.
Most people that have contracted the fungus in the past and have successfully treated their outbreak think they are cured for good. But unfortunately, that is not how the world works. Much like the common cold, you can reinfect yourself. If you revert back to your old ways, or don’t follow up with proper post treatment care, you CAN and most likely WILL catch the fungus again. What’s worse is that because you had already contracted the fungus in the past, you are even more susceptible to the fungus in the future.
Most people think that nail fungus is like the chicken pox, once you get it you can’t get it ever again. And sadly that just isn’t true. You must always practice safe foot care, and always be wary when walking barefoot in public!