A microscopic organism called a fungus enters your body through the nail bed and causes toenail fungus. Fungi exist all over, but often are picked up in places such as a community shower or a public pool. Fungi need only warm and damp conditions to grow. Your shoes fulfill this requirement, and your feet are stuffed inside them all day. Your fungal nails are not only unsightly but can also cause other problems such as infection. It is important to get treatment for fungal toenails before they become a bigger issue.
To get the proper treatment for your infection, call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel today at (978) 794-8406 or schedule an appointment online. At each of our three Massachusetts offices we are dedicated to maintaining the health of your feet and fixing the problems that might occur.