What are Nail Disorders?
Nail disorders change the appearance or condition of your fingernails and toenails. They may be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection, virus, or an underlying medical condition. If you discover a change in your fingernails or toenails, schedule an appointment with our experienced dermatology teams in Katy, Pearland, League City, or Sugar Land, TX. We can diagnose and treat your ingrown nails, fungal infections, and dark spots in the nails. We can also evaluate your nail beds (skin under the nail) for skin cancer. Most patients do not realize that nails on the thumbs, big toes, and index fingers are the most at risk for developing skin cancer. We would be happy to take a look and get your nails back to their healthiest state again.
"The attention in this center is wonderful, the girls who are at the reception are very friendly and attentive. The Dr. Marzuka is an excellent professional, she made a radical change in my skin, with medical treatment and recommendations. Unfortunately I will not be able to continue with it because you no longer work with my insurance, which represents a very high cost to pay you, but I am very grateful to have been taken care of by an excellent professional."- R.L. / Google / May 13, 2022
"I had a noncancerous spot on my leg and a mole that I wanted frozen off so that they wouldn't keep growing larger. I have a blister on each that I can't even feel, no discomfort at all. The procedure was quick , everyone was very nice"- J.F. / Google / May 13, 2022
"I love the professionalism and attention given to my skin care needs. I appreciate each person that has helped me. Thank you."- J.S. / Google / May 13, 2022
"I don’t come here often but when I do I always wonder why I haven’t been using them for all my derm needs, both medical and cosmetic. I was able to get in the same day when I’ve had an issue, like a rash which at UTMB (where we do most of our medial issues) would be really difficult. Lovely staff and just a great experience. In the course of ten years I’ve used the Katy, Pearland and league city offices. Will be using them for all my derm needs."- J.H. / Google / May 13, 2022
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What Causes nail disorders?
During your exam, one of our practitioners will examine your nails to determine the cause. While a physical exam is usually enough, a sample of your nail or cuticle may be taken for a better diagnosis. Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections are common causes, but it can also be signaling that something is wrong elsewhere in your body.
What are the Symptoms of nail disorders?
If you have concerns about the appearance or condition of your nails, you should schedule an appointment at Advanced Dermatology. Some of the customary symptoms of a nail disorder are inflammation under and around your nails, a change in the color of your nails, brittle or thin nails that split, and nails that look bumpy or grooved. In some cases, a nail disorder may cause pain in your nails, making it difficult to hold objects, put your hands in water, write, or type.
How are nail disorders treated?
For your first clinical visit, we ask that you please remove all nail polish (even clear). We want to be able to see the nail in its most natural form. If the condition affects your fingernails or toenails, please remove any nail polish before your appointment.
During your appointment, your practitioner will perform a thorough exam to determine the type of nail disorder and if there's an underlying condition. Our team will go over your treatment options based on your diagnosis. You may be prescribed an antibiotic for a bacterial nail infection or antifungal medicine for fungal infections. Anti-inflammatory creams are also common treatments for nail disorders. We can discuss how to best treat your disorder once a diagnosis is made.
Onward to Healthy Nails
If you're concerned about the appearance or health of your fingernails or toenails, schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated practitioners at Advanced Dermatology. We will determine if you have a nail disorder and discuss your treatment options. Contact Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX to get more information on nail disorders or to schedule your appointment.