Does Nail Polish Affect My Toe Nails?

Nail polished toes look great but is nail polish really good for your nails and your health?

Nail polish can affect the nails in a few ways these include;

  • Discolouration of nails, turns the nails yellow when left on too long.
  • Doesn’t allow the nail to breath, which can cause a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • If a contaminated nail polish is applied to the nails or contaminated instruments are used at a nail salon, it can cause the nail to become fungal and infected. The nail polish can hold and spread the fungal infection through the nail.
  • Nail polish can weaken the nails.


It is important to check your nails and distinguish between discolouration due to nail polish and discolouration due to a fungal nail infection.

If you are worried about the health of your nails, don’t hesitate to book an appointment to get your nails checked. It is best to start treating fungal nails straight away before the infection spreads to multiple nails.

Call us on 03 8645 9888 to book an assessment with one of our skilled podiatrists or


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Melissa Biedak

Melissa Biedak


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