Is toenail fungus linked to Athlete’s Foot?

Toenail fungus and Athlete’s Foot are similar as they are both fungal infections.  The same fungus that infects the skin with Athlete’s Foot can spread to and infect the toenails, causing the nails to become thick and discolored.  We see many cases of toenail fungus that are a direct result of an Athlete’s Foot infection. […]

Is Athlete’s Foot contagious?

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a fungal infection often appearing in the cracks of your toes and on the bottom of your feet.   Athlete’s foot can be contracted where fungus likes to hang out;  dark, moist areas like locker room floors, shower stalls or anywhere moist and damp. Athlete’s foot is mildly contagious so […]

Do you have to be an athlete to get athlete’s foot?

Absolutely not!  Anyone can acquire athlete’s foot.  Athlete’s foot is a fungus found usually on the bottom of the foot in between the toes.   Fungus is everywhere especially in damp environments such as around swimming pools, locker rooms, and community showers.  Wearing protective foot wear such as shower shoes or pool shoes when in these […]