I think we all remember those antifungal commercials that made our skin crawl. The ads featured an animated, creepy looking creature that crawls beneath a toenail. The pest’s name was Digger and he was a dermatophyte, a nail infection. Even though I’m a podiatrist and work with feet and toenails daily, to this day the thought of that commercial, and Digger, makes me cringe.
So, what is a fungal nail infection? Nail infections can be caused by various fungal organisms, not nearly as scary or gruesome as Digger in real life. The most common cause of fungal nail infections is by a... Read More