Fungal Toenails: The Facts and Treatment Options

Onychomycosis (fungal toenails) Facts Onychomycosis affects approximately five to fifteen percent of the U.S. Population There is a high incidence of fungal toenails in the elderly, with almost 50 percent of patients over 70 years old being infected. Patients with diabetes are four to five times more likely to have onychomycosis than those without diabetes. […]

Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?

Are you one of the many people that suffer from ugly, discolored toenails? You may have a fungal infection that needs treatment! Fungal toenails appear thickened with a yellowish or brownish discoloration. You may notice extra skin that is accumulating around the skin folds or under your nail as well. Unlike other types of infections, […]

Athlete’s Foot and Fungal Infections of the Foot

Athletes foot is a common skin infection found on the feet.  When the fungal infection gets into the nails, they can become thick discolored and brittle.  This is called onychomycosis or toenail fungus.  These infections are only skin and nail infections, however, they should be treated quickly to avoid spread of infection.  A podiatrist is […]