Just like other parts of your body, your nails are also prone to infection and are need to be treated by an experienced doctor, especially if you have or had any medical condition. Nail diseases can be of various types and varieties.
The common conditions related with visits to a dermatologist include:
Bacterial Nail infection- Also known as Paronychia, this infection typically occurs in the nail folds. This is manifested by a swelling around the nail, which may be reddish in color and painful.
Nail Psoriasis- Nail psoriasis causes changes in the fingernails and toenails that can range from discoloration to alterations in the nail bed. Getting a correct diagnosis is important because the treatment for a fungal infection is different from the treatment for nail psoriasis. Anyone with psoriasis and changes in their nails should make sure that their doctor is aware of their psoriasis.
Nail fungal infections- Discolored or crumbled nail, shows a sign that you may be suffering from an underlying nail infection and it may be a good idea to visit your dermatologist.
Lichen Planus- Lichen planus is a condition that can cause swelling and irritation in the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. See your doctor if tiny bumps or a rash-like condition appears on your skin for no apparent reason, such as a known allergic reaction or contact with poison ivy.
Subungual or periungual warts- Rough growths, around the nail are suggestive of warts, which can be an annoyance especially if they are encroaching on the nail bed. Urgent action must be taken on this.
We at DermaSpace suggest tailored treatments once the doctor diagnoses the condition after the tests of the infection area. As per the case, typically the root cause is treated which involves treatment of infections with antibiotics and antifungals, rarely requiring procedural intervention.