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Can wearing nail polish cause a fungal infection?

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Contaminated nail polish can lead to a fungal infection, yes. Anyone who used it on toes that were already infected would have transferred the nail fungus to the brush and into the solution. Often polish seals the tissue and can encourage fungus-friendly environment as well. So it isn’t atypical for someone to remove their nail polish and discover an infection has developed. The experts here at Dallas Podiatry Works recommend an antifungal polish that can help slow the growth of these germs in the nail tissue. You should also thoroughly disinfect all of your pedicure tools after every use.

If you’re struggling with unsightly toenails, you don’t have to just tolerate the problem and hide your toes. Contact the nail restoration experts at Dallas Podiatry Works for an appointment or more information to evaluate your condition and decide on the best treatment. Call either of our two office locations—(972) 566-7474 for the Dallas office, and (972) 943-3323 for the Plano location—or visit our website contact page to reach us.

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.