Nail Fungal Infections | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • My toenail is yellow and brittle. Do I have a fungal infection?
  • What is the best treatment for me?
  • Are treatments usually effective?
  • Are there any side effects of the treatment?
  • If my treatment works, will my nail grow back normally?
  • If I’ve had one fungal nail infection, am I likely to get another?
  • What kinds of shoes should I wear?
  • Should I wear gloves when I get my hands wet?


Treating Onychomycosis by P Rodgers, M.D. and M Bassler, M.D. (American Family Physician February 15, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 02/01