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.
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.
Common signs and symptoms of nail fungus include nails that are:
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.
Anyone can get nail fungus, but some factors boost your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:
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.
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.
Common treatments for nail fungus include:
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.