Nail treatments that affect skin penetration include cuticle cutting, razor scraping and cuticle pushing.
These skin penetration procedures can damage clients' skin, and there is a risk of circulating infections between clients. In addition, poor cleaning and hygiene can also allow viral, bacterial and fungal infections to be used by infected tools and surfaces. It can contain diseases such as Hepatitis C and B and staphylococcal, streptococcal and pseudomonas disorders.
Typically, the common conditions associated with visits to a dermatologist include:
Nail fungal infections – discoloured, crumbly nails with neaped-up material beneath a nail, particularly if only one or two nails are affected, are signs you may be suffering from an underlying nail infection, and it may be a good idea to visit your dermatologist.
Bacterial Nail infection – This typically occurs in the nail folds and is also known as Paronychia – typically caused by a bacteria called staphylococci aureus but may rarely occur due to other bacteria/fungi as well. It manifests by a swelling around the nail, which may be reddish and painful.
Subungual or periungual warts – Rough growths around or under the nail suggest warts, which can be a nuisance, especially if they encroach on the nail bed. Urgent attention is warranted for these.
Ingrown toenails are a common cause of visits to a dermatologist. They are typically manifested by a nail piercing your nail folds, eventually resulting in infection around the area.
Age related changes of the nail
Other rare conditions include tumours and growth associated with the nail apparatus. At The Velvet Skin Centre, individual tests are performed for the proper diagnosis and treatment of the nail infection.
There can be several causes of nail infection. Below mentioned pointers throw light on the same:
Diabetic patients are more likely to get nail infections.
Those who wear artificial nails are susceptible to nail infections.
Chances of getting nail infections are more in people who go for frequent swimming in public swimming pools.
If you get a nail or skin injury near the nails, chances of getting an infection exist.
Frequent manicures and pedicures are common causes of nail infections as the cuticle is disrupted, providing infection with a route of entry into the nail apparatus.
Weak immune systems can make you easy prey to nail infections.
Frequent work involving wet hands (kitchen work/ household work) or others can lead to nail folds and infections.
Dermatology Treatment for Nail Diseases and Disorders
Dr. Asma and the staff at Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute can treat a wide array of nail diseases that may be present. Nail disorders can result from poor nail care; developing early healthy habits is important. If you have been dealing with nail discolouration or splitting of the fingernails, you should seek dermatology care.
At The Velvet Skin Centre, we provide our patients with a full assessment to determine the necessary treatment and level of care. Our dermatologist in Lucknow is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in all of our treatments. We will help each patient maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails. Common nail disorders include ingrown nails, nail infections, and fungal infections. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to evaluate the symptoms of your nail disease, and best determine the most effective treatment.
Splitting of the fingernails is a common problem seen here by Dr Asma. It includes splitting, soft, or thin nails. This condition is common in women. The usual cause of brittle splitting nails is repeated wetting and drying of the fingernails. Vitamin biotin is beneficial in some people who are susceptible to this condition. If you are dealing with brittle nails, The Velvet Skin Centre can treat the symptoms so your nails will grow healthier.
Green nail discolouration can be frightening, but green nail syndrome treatments are available to those who need them. Green nail syndrome is an infection of the nails that leads to a greenish discolouration. The infection is not typically painful; however, the skin around the nail can get swollen and tender from these bacteria.
Fortunately, green nail syndrome responds very well to treatment. Dr Asma has successfully treated lots of individuals with this nail condition. Green nail treatment often involves trimming back the nail and treating the underlying cause of green nail syndrome. Green nail syndrome can be a repeat nail condition, and early treatment is key in preventing repeat infections.
This is a nail condition in which the edges of the toenail develop into the skin. This improper growth can be extremely painful after some time, and much pressure is felt in this area. Wearing very narrow shoes can be one cause of ingrown toenails. Fortunately, there is an effective treatment for this condition. If ingrown toenails are not properly treated, an infection can form, causing more pain and swollen nails. Depending on the severity of the ingrown nail, a dermatologist will either numb the area to treat it or lift the edge of the nail and place cotton down until the swelling subsides.
Dr. Asma and the staff can treat all nail diseases and conditions. We ensure the treatment process is customized and effective. If you have a nail infection or an ingrown toenail, contact Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute today to learn more about our nail treatments. Our dermatologist provides the highest quality for all treatments and cosmetic dermatology in Lucknow! Schedule your next appointment today with Dr Asma.