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 athlete’s foot is the same fungus that causes fungal infections in toenails. Prolonged cases of athlete’s foot can cause fungal toenails.
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 for athlete’s foot. The doctors at Advanced Podiatry can discuss treatment options for resolution of athlete’s foot and prevent fungal nails.