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Causes

There are basically 3 main organisms that are responsible for nail fungus that include the dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds. All of the organisms responsible for nail fungus cause the same symptoms, and it is impossible to differentiate based on clinical appearance. The dermatophytes (Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton species) are the most common causes of onychomycosis then yeasts and molds.

Associated risks for becoming infected with onychomycosis include: Using communal showers at the gym or community pools, walking barefoot outdoors either in grass or at the beach, living in a warmer has also been associated with nail fungal infections since these infectious organisms thrive in warm moist environments, advancing ages, poor health, trauma to the nail or nail bed, pedicures, immunosuppressive conditions such as HIV or from drugs used to suppress the immune system and wearing shoes that don't provide enough airflow to the feet.

Our United States Offices

Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists
114 Canal St. Suite 703
Pooler, GA 31322
Phone: 912-988-3323
Fax: 912-355-3186

Our United States Doctors

  • Dr. Todd Newsom

    Newsom Optimized

    Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

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  • Dr. Melissa Robitaille

    Robitaille Optimized 2016

    Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

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