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Nail Fungus, What It Isn't!
"Tho the world may be a jungle, Not all funny nails are fungal." Anonymous
People find funny-looking nails embarrassing, at least in part because everyone, from doctors to manicurists, more or less automatically calls them "fungus" (fungal nails). This makes them sound contagious and as if they are caused by poor hygiene.
The first thing to realize about fungal nails, therefore, is that if you think you have them, there is a fair-to-middling chance you don't!
Here are some other conditions you may have instead of fungal nails:
For more, please visit the Fungal Nail Center.
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2002
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