Nail treatments that involve skin penetration can include cuticle cutting, razor scraping and cuticle pushing.
These skin penetration procedures can damage client's skin and there is a risk of spreading infections between clients. Poor cleaning and hygiene can allow viral, bacterial and fungal infections to be spread by contaminated equipment and surfaces. This can include diseases such as Hepatitis C and B as well as infections of staphylococcal, streptococcal and pseudomonas.
Typically the common conditions associated with visits to a dermatologist include:
Nail fungal infections – discolored, crumbly nails with neaped up material beneath a nail, particularly if only one or two nails are affected are signs you maybe 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. This is manifested by a swelling around the nail, which maybe reddish in color and painful.
Subungual or periungual warts – Rough growths, around or under the nail are suggestive of warts, which can be a nuisance especially if they are encroaching on the nail bed. Urgent attention is warranted for these.
Ingrown toenails are a common cause of visits to a dermatologist and are typically manifested by a nail piercing your nail folds and eventually resulting in infection around the area.
Age related changes of the nail
Other rare conditions include tumors 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 occurrence 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 injury or get your skin injured 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 a route of entry into the nail apparatus.
Weak immune systems can make you an easy prey to nail infections.
Frequent work which involves wet hands (kitchen work/ household work etc.) can lead to occurrence of nail fold and nail infections.
Dermatology Treatment for Nail Diseases and Disorders
Dr. Asma and staff at Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute can treat a wide array of nail diseases that may be present. Nail disorders can be a result of poor nail care and it’s important to develop early healthy habits. If you have been dealing with any form of nail discoloration 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 and 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 more common in women. The usual cause of brittle splitting nails is repeated wetting and drying of the fingernails. The 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 that your nails will start to grow healthier than ever.
Green nail discoloration can be a frightening condition, but there are green nail syndrome treatments available to those who need it. Green nail syndrome is an infection of the nails that leads to a greenish discoloration. 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, and Dr. Asma has successfully treated so many 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 grow into the skin. This improper growth can be very painful after some time, and there is a lot of pressure felt in this area. Wearing very narrow shoes can be one cause for ingrown toenails. Fortunately, there is 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 simply lift the edge of the nail and place cotton down until the swelling subsides.
Dr. Asma and staff can treat all nail diseases and conditions and we make sure that the treatment process is customized and effective. If you feel that you may 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.