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Nail Fungus

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About Nail Fungus

Discolored or misshapen nails may indicate you have nail fungus. The experts at Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, can eliminate fungus, restore your nail’s structure and integrity, and reduce the risk of complications. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Nail Fungus Q & A

What is nail fungus?

Nail fungus is a common condition that occurs when fungus affects your fingernails or toenails. It often causes nail discoloration or deformities. 

The fungus might look unsightly or spread to other parts of your body when left untreated. The experts at Thomas Dermatology can effectively eliminate nail fungus and prevent it from returning.

What are the symptoms of nail fungus?

Common signs and symptoms of nail fungus include nails that are:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • Crumbly
  • Ragged
  • Brittle
  • Thickened
  • Dark in color
  • Distorted
  • Foul-smelling

Nail fungus often affects your toenails, but it can appear in your fingernails as well. Complications that might occur with untreated nail fungus include permanent nail damage, reduced blood circulation, and the risk of bacterial skin infections.

What are the risk factors for nail fungus?

Anyone can get nail fungus, but some factors boost your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Older age
  • History of athlete’s foot
  • Heavy sweating
  • Walking barefoot in communal areas
  • Diabetes 
  • Circulation problems
  • Weakened immune system
  • Minor nail injuries
  • Skin injuries
  • Psoriasis

Ways to reduce your risk of nail fungus include washing your feet and hands regularly, not walking around barefoot in locker rooms or other communal areas, trimming your nails straight across, changing your socks often, and wearing shoes made of breathable materials.

How does my doctor diagnose nail fungus?

To diagnose nail fungus and develop a treatment plan, your Thomas Dermatology specialist discusses your medical history, reviews your symptoms, and examines your nails. 

They may have a lab evaluate nail clippings or debris they scrape from under your nails to identify the type of fungus that’s causing your infection.

What are the treatments for nail fungus?

Common treatments for nail fungus include:

Home remedies

Using over-the-counter antifungal creams and trimming your nails regularly can help get rid of minor fungal infections.


Prescription oral or topical medicines can eliminate nail fungus and restore fingernail and toenail health.


Minor surgery helps your specialist remove an infected nail and treat it to prevent fungus from spreading.

Don’t live with unsightly nail fungus when simple treatments available at Thomas Dermatology can eliminate it. Call the nearest office to book an appointment or schedule online today.