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Is toenail fungus painful? Why you should not ignore it.

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Nail Fungus

Nail Fungus

Toenail fungus is quite painful sometimes, and most people do not know anything about it. Initially, toenail fungus may not cause pain and it will be fine for a healthy person, especially for those who do not care if their toenail looks good and appearance is a secondary matter for them. If your toenail fungus has just started and you do not know if it is going to be painful, we have come up with the facts.

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Toenail fungus is painful

Yes, toenail fungus infection is painful, an infection that is pressing on your nerves and is eating up your toenail is definitely painful. In some cases, it is a crumbly rotten nail like infection, and makes the toenail brittle. Some people think that it will come off based on the way it invades the toenail.

Why does toenail fungus hurt?

Toenail fungus hurts because the fungal spores tend to invade your skin cells under the nail and try to invade your body. The process is painful, just like any other infection on your body, initial pain is more like a pressure, from the thickness, but after a few months it will become as painful as nerve pain, when it gets pressed into the flesh (ingrown toenail).

You may also like to read: Ingrown toenail treatment

What are the outcomes of ignoring toenail fungus pain?

If you ignore the pain, then be ready for any of the following:

The spread of fungus

If you ignore the toenail fungus pain, then be ready for spread of fungus on your body or at the bodies of your family members. The people living with you are also at risk of developing a toenail fungus infection. So, the day you see toenail fungus infection, is the time when you should call a podiatrist for a remedy for nail fungus.

Pain in the entire feet

If you are a working person and now working from home is not the thing for you then it is essential for you to take care of your feet. Worsening toenail fungus will make you feel disabled, causing temporary walking disability. You may need to take time off work.

The loss of nail

You may lose your nails. In some cases, the infected toenail will have to be removed. It will be a permanent removal and if you are an older person it may not ever recover. You may need to go to the salon every few weeks to get artificial nails.

The infection on the entire nails

No one wants to have feet with several infected toenails. It is the worst that can happen.

Laser treatment for fixing toenail fungus

Now, you know that toenail fungus could be painful if you ignore it from the start. So, let me tell you that you need to treat and fix your toenail fungus as soon as possible when you notice it on your nails. And one of the fastest and most effective methods to do so is by using laser treatment for the fungus on your toenails.

You may think it could be a bit costly( you may be pleasantly surprised), but it is the most effective and the fastest method to treat toenail fungus. The success rate of laser treatment is also very good. You can also check the laser treatment for toenail fungus review on and information about laser treatment there.


Toenail fungus may look like a very insignificant disease, but in reality, it is the worst of all skin infections. A single fungal spore can start damage to the entire body of a person, it is a severe disease. The best solution for toenail fungus is Laser treatment if you want fast results, but after that you also need to take care of your hygiene and have a proper diet as well.

Then after the laser treatment, use supplements for treating toe nails fungus, or the home remedies as also discussed on fixnailsfungus, which may take longer than you expected but are also reliable if you can be consistent.

You can also check our guide on laser treatment here.