Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal Nail Infections

Also called as onychomycosis (OM) / tinea unguium

Causes

  • Fungal nail infections are most often seen in adults.
  • Often follow fungal infection of the feet.
  • More often in toenails than in fingernails.

You are at higher risk of getting a fungal nail infection if you

  • Get manicures or pedicures with tools that have been used on other people
  • Have minor skin or nail injuries
  • Have deformed nail or nail disease
  • Have moist skin for a long time
  • Have immune system problems
  • Wear closed footwear

Symptoms

  • Discolouration of the nail changes to white or green, distal onycholysis (separation of the nail plate from nail fold)
  • Damage to nail plate leading to white, crumbly nail surface.
  • Complete nail damage.

Diagnosis

Depending on duration, various causes, symptoms, appearance, any co-existing medical illness or skin disease, medications history, occupational details, diagnosis is made and if any underlying condition is present it is addressed immediately.

Treatment at Skin & You Clinic

Based on causative factors it can be combination of oral and topical treatment – such as topical and oral antifungals, topical and oral antibiotic.

Why Skin & You Clinic for Nails Infections?

We, at Skin & You Clinic, assess, examine and treat all dermatological conditions with utmost care.