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Onychomycosis (cont.)

Risk Factors for Onychomycosis

Risk factors for onychomycosis include family history, advancing age, poor health, trauma, living in a warm climate, participation in fitness activities, immunosuppression (can occur from HIV or certain drugs), bathing in communal showers (such as at a gym), and wearing shoes that cover the toes completely and don't let in any airflow.

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Onychomycosis (OM) refers to a fungal infection that affects the toenails or the fingernails.

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