12 08 / 2019

Types of Fungal Infections

By |2019-08-12T13:19:29-07:00August 12th, 2019|

Fungal infections occur under the same umbrella called mycosis and can affect multiple parts of the body including both the feet and even the nails. Changes in your skin such as redness, peeling, and cracking can be key indicators of a fungal infection. Another symptom is itching which causes you to scratch the area of [...]

17 07 / 2019

What Causes a Toenail Fungal Infection?

By |2019-07-17T11:17:26-07:00July 17th, 2019|

Dermatophytes are a type of skin fungi that causes a variety of common skin problems such as  Dandruff Athlete’s foot Jock itch Ringworm Tinea Infections Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis) They feed and grow off keratin and can spread by direct contact to other nails. Since they have the LysM gene coded within their DNA, these proteins [...]

8 07 / 2019

Who Gets Toenail Fungus?

By |2019-07-09T09:10:24-07:00July 8th, 2019|

Between men and women, men turn out to be more likely to contract a toenail fungus than women. The older you are, the higher your chances are.  Diabetics, people with athlete’s foot, people who are immunocompromised, smokers, swimmers, and surfers are also put at more risk for developing onychomycosis. Since the fungus is very contagious,  [...]