Foot Fungus & Infections

Athletes Foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin and the nails, usually found on the skin between the toes. When the infection spreads to the toenails, they become thick and distorted. Fungi are plant organisms (tinea pedis) such as mold and mildew and grow best in conditions that are dark and moist. Bacteria may thrive as a secondary infection, which worsens the symptoms of the disorder and makes it more difficult to cure. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails and is a common foot health problem.

Fungal infection of toenails, called Onychomycosis, is a common foot health problem. Fungi are simple parasitic plant organisms, such as molds and mildew that do not require sunlight for growth. They easily attack the nail, thriving off keratin, the nail's protein substance. A secondary bacterial and/or yeast infection in/or about the nail plate is often found along with this fungal infection.

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