If you are concerned that your case of toenail fungus is worse than others, don’t be. There are a few reasons why getting rid of toenail fungus can be so difficult. First, the toenail gives infection a place to hide. Plus, in order for the toenail fungus to go away, a totally new, fungus-free nail has to grow, and that can take up to one year or even longer. With patience and commitment to your treatment regimen, you can help promote clearance of the fungus.