Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Fungus among us. Yes, the fungus in your feet can creep into the nailbeds of your toes. Then the fungus gets into your nails. So if you're trying to get rid of toenail fungus, you should also watch out for and treat athlete's foot too. Good point!
Yes. If the nails are exposed to the fungus, they may also become infected.

Related Questions

I have athletes foot and fungal nail infections on 2 toes, I am 18. Can I go swimming? Will it spread to other areas if I go swimming?

You may go swimming. The pools should have chemicals in them plus the overall amount of fungus on you compared to the body of water is small. I do not feel others would become contaminated. But hats off to you for considering others... Read more...

I have athletes foot and fungus nail infection on 2 toes. If I went swimming would I contaminate the water & spread the fungus to my hair, groin ect?

Not likely. Athlete foot and nail fungus don't get transmitted to the same person just by swimming in water. At the same time, it is a difficult infection to get rid of and you may need strong prescription from a doctor. Read more...

Is athletes foot a fungal infection?

Yes. Athletes foot is a superficial skin infection usually caused by trichophyton genus fungal organisms. It can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription antifungal topicals but has a high recurrence rate. Read more...
Yes. Athletes foot is a fungal infection , anyone can get it but its more common in people who sweat more. Usually occurs between toes where rash develops which is itchy, skin cracks and its very painful. It can be treated with anti fungal powders or cream. Keeping toes dry helps too. Read more...

Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Since all three. Have different treatments it would be wise to get an accurate diagnosis which a foot doctor or dermatologist should be able to help you with. Read more...

I have a fungus infection on my thigh and my husband has athletes foot. Can it be related?

Possibly yes. I would see a dermatologist or your pcp to confirm that the rash on the thigh is a fungal infeciton. They usually perform a KOH prep to confirm it if it is not clinically obvious. If that is the case, there is a possibility that it can be transmitted from a fungal infection from your spouse. Read more...

Best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray works quite well for athletes foot. Nail fungus on the other hand is difficult to treat with topical medications and requires 3 months of oral lamisil(terbinafine). This will need to be prescribed. Liver tests are usually required for this medication. Read more...
First you need. a definitive diagnosis - of which fungus is growing- that can be obtained with direct scrape seen under microscope and / or sent to lab. Next you need to be sure you are healthy enough for oral medications to be taken for a period of time if needed. Skin can be treated topically usually - Your nails will be more difficult to treat- let them grow out and then see a specialist for nail care. Read more...
Fungus. Fungus of the skin is easy to treat with antifungal cream available otc. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat. See a podiatrist for possible laser treatment of your nail fungus. Read more...
Different treatments. Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis. Read more...

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

All are similar. Fungal infections, based on appearance or location. Those are the common names for the infections that are otherwise pretty much the same. Read more...
Yes. All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. Read more...