FAQ – Athlete Toenail

Can athlete’s foot cause toenail fungus?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that occurs on the bottom of the foot and between the toes in the webspaces.  It can present as dry, scaling skin or burning, itchy blisters.  The most common fungus that causes this is the same fungus that causes fungal infections in toenails.  Prolonged cases of  athlete’s foot  can cause  fungal toenails.   athletes toenail

If you have athlete’s foot that is not resolving with the use of over the counter antifungal creams, then you need to call Advanced Podiatry at (813)875-0555 for an appointment to discuss treatment options. The doctors at Advanced Podiatry can discuss treatment options for resolution of athlete’s foot and prevent fungal nails.

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