If you develop an advanced, smelly, and brittle fungal toenail infection it can be very difficult to eradicate on your own. Over-the-counter medications available don’t often work that well and the infection returns. You need to see your foot doctor to completely eradicate an entrenched infection. Avoiding exposure to the fungus in the first place […]
Symptoms of a fungal toenail infection include altered toenail shape, with the nail becoming thickened and brittle. The color will turn yellow or gray and perhaps the worst symptom is the unpleasant odor caused by the fungi as they feed on your skin and sweat. Fortunately, with some simple tips, you can avoid microbial infections […]
Among the most common toenail problems seen by foot doctors are ingrown and fungal toenails
A fungal toenail infection can lead to thick, brittle, and yellowing toenails as well as an unpleasant odor emanating from your feet as the fungus feeds.
Fungal infections can be difficult to treat and may return if adequate and ongoing treatment is not provided. The microbes that cause the condition thrive in the moist and warm environment inside your shoes. Switching out your shoes several times a week will help them to dry between uses to help kill the fungi. You […]
Fungal toenail infections are caused by the microscopic fungi that thrive in the warm, wet conditions found in your footwear. The same fungi that cause athlete’s foot infection also cause fungal toenail infections which is why athletes often suffer with fungal toenails. However, the condition can happen in anyone. Most people don’t even realize that […]