Suppose your high school swimmer came home with strange white spots on their toenails or your diabetic mother is worried about her yellow, flaky toenails. Toenail fungus often starts with small white spots and then yellows the nail as it spreads.
While toenail fungus can be embarrassing, foul-smelling, and painful, there’s no need to rush to the emergency room. Fungal infections can spread to other nails, though, so it’s best to make an appointment with a podiatrist as soon as possible to find a cure or to explore laser treatment options. Let’s review the common causes, symptoms, and treatment methods below.
Not sure if you or a loved one has toenail fungus? Talk to a podiatrist at Arizona Foot Doctors about your concerns.