A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas.
Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages,
although it most commonly affects individuals who are older.
Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin called
tinea pedis (also known as athlete’s foot). The fungus often starts under the
nail fold at the end of the nail. Over time it grows underneath the nail and
causes changes to its appearance, such as a yellow or brownish discoloration.
It can also cause thickening and deformity of the toenail.
Many people have difficulty with their toenails and need
assistance in caring for them. A foot and ankle surgeon can diagnose the cause
of toenail problems and recommend treatments
Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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