By Tracy Morris

According to the Family Foot Care Center of Jackson, Tennessee, nail fungus can be caused by several different types of bacteria. The results, however, are all similar: thick, yellowed and discolored nails. Although toenail fungus is rare in young people, it can be spread through contact with fungus-infected showers and tubs, and exacerbated by wearing tight shoes and hosiery or acrylic nails. Over half of people over 70 have a problem with nail fungus. However, the condition is simple to cover up.

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Step 1

File thick nails to their proper thickness with a nail file.

Step 2

Select a neutral color of paint for your nails. Neutral colors help the nails to blend in, rather than calling attention to them. Neutral colors also look more natural on men.

Step 3

Cover discolored nails with nail polish.