What Are Nail Disorders?
There are several different diseases that affect the nails, often as a result of a fungal or bacterial infection. Ingrown toenails are the most common nail ailment, involving the corners of the nails digging into the surrounding soft tissue, causing irritation and swelling. Fungal infection commonly affect the toenails (and sometimes the fingernails as well), as a result of exposure to a warm, moist environment, and cause thick, brittle and distorted nails.
What Are The Symptoms of Nail Disorders?
- Pits and ridges
How Are Nail Disorders Treated?
Treatment for nail diseases may include oral or topical medications. The nail may need to be removed for severe infections. We will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on your individual condition.
How To Prevent Nail Disorders
Patients can prevent nail conditions from developing by keeping the feet clean and dry, wearing shoes that fit well and clipping toenails straight across.