Fungal Nails

March 3, 2012

Fungal toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. A fungus is a microorganism that lives in warm, moist areas.

Fungal toenails often begins as an infection in the skin called Tinea Pedis (also known as athlete’s foot). The fungus often starts under the toenail fold at the end of the toenail. Over time, it grows underneath the toenail and changes its appearance with a yellow or brownish discoloration.  It can also cause thickening and deformity of the toenail and can be painful because of the pressure applied to the toenail bed or folds.

Caring for fungal toenails can be challenging.

At Footcare Place Toronto, treatment for fungal toenails includes cutting down all fungal elements and topical or oral medications. In cases where pain accompanies the fungal toenail condition, the  removal of all or part of the affected toenail may be necessary.

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