Cleveland area practice describes treatable nail conditions such as nail fungus
Patients visit Seriously Skin Cosmetic and Laser Medicine when they have a concern that they want to address. For some, it may be nail fungus.
Several types of nail fungus can develop, but many Cleveland area patients are excited to learn that this nail condition is completely treatable with the assistance of a professional. At Seriously Skin, we typically see a condition known as Onychomycosis that may occur more often on the toenails due to direct contact with the fungus. However, with the help of the team at our practice, we can eradicate this nail fungus and get patients back to health.
Several risk factors may contribute to the development of nail fungus, and may include:
- Athlete’s foot
- Older age
- Circulatory system disorders
- Nail bed injuries
- Weakened immune systems
- Wearing close-toed work boots
- Keeping feet moist and warm
When nail fungus develops, it may look very unpleasant. Most patients will notice brittleness or thickening of the nail. It may be difficult to cut and may form ripples. These nails may also become discolored and at times painful during normal activities such as walking. This may be an indication that nail fungus is present, and is a good time for patients to work with a dedicated professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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