Have you noticed that one or more of your fingernails or toenails has become brittle, dry, or cracked? Your nails may be infected by a fungus that thrives in the moist environment found under the nails, typically the toenails. While there are numerous treatment options available on the market for fingernail or toenail fungus, if you’re ready to see results and regain the healthy, beautiful nails you once had, schedule a consultation with the board-certified dermatologists at Gold Skin Care Center today!
What are the Symptoms of Nail Fungus?
Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is an infection of microbes that are commonly found in warm, wet environments, such as the showers at a gym, a public restroom, or even at a nail salon. If your finger or toenail has been infected, it should show the following symptoms that can quickly worsen if left untreated:
- Appears dull or dried out
- The nail separates from the skin-to-skin
- Yellow or brown color
- Bad odor
- Chipped appearance
- Painful sensations
Anyone can get nail fungus, but it is particularly common among people with diabetes or the elderly. If the condition worsens, in some cases, it may be necessary to completely remove the nail and allow it to regrow, which may take up to a year or more.
Contact Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville TN Today!
Do not wait to protect your nails from fungus that can not only ruin the appearance of a nail but can also result in total nail loss. A number of antifungal oral and topical solutions are available as well as Lunula Laser treatments. A series of short laser sessions are needed, allowing your nails to grow strong and beautiful again. Contact Dr. Gold today to learn about the best treatments for your fingernails and toenails.