Everyone loves the look of freshly manicured nails and toes but at times our polished beauties don’t always love us back. Since finger and toe nails are exposed they tend to take a lot of abuse and can create nail conditions. Nail injuries may be bothersome or unsightly but are usually harmless.
When Should I See My Dermatologist?
If you notice changes in your nails color, texture, or shape this can be completely normal, but if these issues persist they can also be a sign of an underlying disease. Twelve changes to your nails that should be examined can be found here. Make an appointment with our Bay Dermatology team immediately if you notice any of the above changes in your nails.
What Causes Nail Conditions?
- Diseases such as liver, heart, lung, kidney and thyroid
- Skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema
Nail Conditions Treatment
A nail scrape can usually provide your dermatologist with a quick result of your nail condition. Your doctor will be able to differentiate between a common nail condition or a nail disorder caused by an underlying issue. There are many treatments for nail disorders such as anti-fungal medications, laser nail treatment or nail removal. The experts at Bay Dermatology are here to take your call and find a treatment that’s right for you.
- 1 in 10 Americans are affected by fungal infections