WHAT ARE NAIL DISORDERS?
Nail disorders are a collection of conditions that can impact the appearance and health of your nails. They can be caused by a fungal or bacterial infection, virus, or an underlying health issue like lung cancer, diabetes, or liver disease. Symptoms vary depending on the type of nail disorder but commonly include discoloration, white patches, rippling, and brittleness. If you've noticed abnormal changes in your toenails or fingernails, schedule a consultation with skilled dermatologist Dr. Jay Mehta. He is highly trained in diagnosing and treating nail disorders and can examine your nails to determine the cause of your condition. At Arizona Skin Institute, we'll take our time to educate you on all of your treatment options so you can regain strong, healthy nails.
WHAT CAUSES NAIL DISORDERS?
Nail disorders are commonly brought on by a fungal or bacterial infection, as well as viruses. Some of the infections that affect the nails are paronychia, ringworm, anemia, eczema, psoriasis, and athlete's foot. Nail disorders may also be brought on by an underlying condition like diabetes, lung cancer, heart disease, thyroid issues, or liver disorders. During your consultation, Dr. Mehta will examine your nails and may take a sample of your nail or cuticle to help determine the diagnosis and best treatment plan.
TREATMENTS FOR NAIL DISORDERS
At your appointment, Dr. Mehta will perform a comprehensive examination to identify your nail disorder and whether there are any underlying health issues that need to be addressed. Then, he'll go over all of the treatment options for your diagnosis. He may prescribe an antibiotic for a bacterial infection or an antifungal medication for a fungal infection. Anti-inflammatory creams are also effective treatments for nail disorders.
STRONG, HEALTHY NAILS
If you're concerned about the look or well-being of your fingernails or toenails, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mehta at Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ. We offer a wide variety of treatment options and can help restore the health of your nails so you can show off your hands and feet with confidence. Our practice is proud to serve the Phoenix metropolitan area with expert dermatological care.