MYTH 10: “Removing toenails will get rid of toenail fungus”

Years ago, it was common practice to remove toenails completely in the hopes that a new nail would grow in without fungus.  As podiatrists, we not longer think this way.  In fact, it is now avoided because removing the toenail not only opens up the toe for possible fracture and infection, it can damage the nail bed and cause the toenail to grow back deformed and uneven.


TRUTH: Removing toenails does not effectively treat fungus and it can damage the nail bed.