Nail Concerns In Naperville, IL

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What are Common Nail Concerns?

Common nail concerns encompass a range of conditions that affect the appearance, texture, and health of nails. Some prevalent nail concerns include:

Fungal Nail Infections (Onychomycosis): This condition is caused by fungi, leading to nail discoloration, thickening, and brittleness. It can affect one or more nails and may spread if left untreated.

Ingrown Toenails: Occurring most commonly in the toenails, this condition arises when the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and potential infection.

Nail Psoriasis: Psoriasis can affect nails, causing changes such as pitting ridges, discoloration, crumbling, or detachment of the nail from the nail bed.

Nail Trauma: Injuries or trauma to the nails can result in nail bed lacerations, bruising, or deformities, affecting the nail’s growth and appearance.

Brittle Nails: Weak, fragile nails prone to splitting, peeling, or breaking easily can result in various factors, including excessive exposure to water, harsh chemicals, or nutritional deficiencies.

Nail Discoloration: Changes in nail color, such as yellowing, whitening, or darkening, can indicate underlying health conditions or fungal infections.

Beau’s Lines: These horizontal depressions or ridges across the nail plate may occur due to severe illness, trauma, or systemic conditions that disrupt nail growth.

How is a Nail Concern Treated?

Treating nail concerns involves a multifaceted approach tailored to the specific condition, severity, and underlying cause. Your provider will use a dermatoscope to examine skin and nail lesions at a magnified level. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment strategies may include:

Topical Medications: Antifungal medications may be prescribed to treat fungal nail infections (onychomycosis).

Addressing Underlying Conditions: Managing underlying health conditions, such as psoriasis or nutritional deficiencies, may involve targeted therapies to improve nail health.

Home Care: Patients may be advised on home remedies or over-the-counter treatments to supplement professional care and promote nail health.

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