Foot infections should be taken seriously. At their best, they’re uncomfortable. At their worst, they can be deadly.

Most fall somewhere in between. Getting a diagnosis and proper treatment can make a big difference in how serious the infection gets.

So protect your health by seeing a healthcare provider any time you suspect a foot infection. And remember that red streaks should send you straight to the emergency room.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that causes different itchy skin problems on your feet. An itchy, stinging, burning rash forms on infected skin. Treatments can stop the fungus from spreading and clear it up.

Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is an infection that gets in through cracks in your nail or cuts in your skin. It can make your toenail change color or get thicker. It can also hurt. Because toes are often warm and damp, fungus grows well there. Different kinds of fungi and sometimes yeast affect different parts of the nail. Left untreated, an infection could spread to other toenails, skin, or even your fingernails.

Want to Get Rid of Athlete’s Foot and Toenail Fungus? Call JAWS podiatry Today

The experienced podiatrists at JAWS podiatry in Hollywood, Florida know how frustrating foot and toenail fungus can be. We welcome the opportunity to help you solve these common problems. For a personal evaluation and to learn more about our foot and toenail fungus treatment options, please contact us online or call us at (954) 922-7333.