Contrary to what is often thought about the source of toenail fungus, the condition is related to minor or major injury, rather than from poor hygiene. This is why athletes are some of the most common victims of the condition.
“I’m very clean…how did I get these disgusting nails?” is a question that I hear everyday. Fungal infections of the nails are not related to personal hygiene. Every person in the world has fungus living happily on their skin, which usually doesn’t cause a problem. So, no, ladies, sorry—this time you can’t blame your husband for contaminating the bed or the shower and giving you those thick, ugly nails.