Who knew skin and nail problems could be such a pain in the foot? Dermatological problems can be both annoying and painful, so don't ignore them! There are lots of treatment options available for skin and toenail problems. Whether you have toenail fungus or warts, we are here to help put those problems behind you. Below are just a few of the many skin and nail problems our FAANT doctors treat.
Common Skin and Nail Problems
Fungal Toenails: The most common cause of unusual looking nails is a fungal infection that makes the toenail discolored and disfigured over time. This is called onychomycosis, and it is usually caused by the typical athlete's foot fungus. It can be a mild infection that looks like small, white pits on the nail, a moderate collection of debris under the toenail, or it can be a fully involved white, chalky nail that is very irregular in shape and is often painful in shoes. We offer several treatment options for fungal toenails, so be sure to discuss your options with your doctor.
Warts: So you think you may have a wart! A wart is a virus, and like any virus, it is not easy to get rid of. The good news is that we have been treating warts for years and we have several treatment options available! With warts, the longer you wait, the longer it will take to get rid of, and the longer you wait the more likely the wart will multiply. It is important to stop in to see your podiatrist to get your warts taken care of!
Athlete's Foot: Athlete's foot, or Tinea Pedis, is the term used for a dermatophyte infection of the bottom of the feet and in between the toes. Symptoms include itchy, scaly soles of the feet and painful fissures between the toes. It is a very common infection - in fact, about 70% of the population will experience tinea pedis at some point!
Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Feet): Are you dealing with wet, sweaty feet? You are not alone! There are approximately 8 million people suffering from Hyperhidrosis, and around 30%of those suffer from sweet, or plantar hyperhidrosis. Not only is this condition inconvenient, it can also cause you to shift and slide around in your shoes, leading to possible injuries. Hyperhidrosis can also be a symptom of other medical conditions, so it is important to be evaluated by your doctor.
Corns: Have you noticed painful, red spots on your feet? You may have corns! The name "corn" comes from the appearance of a bump that looks like a kernel of corn on or in between the toes. Corns are caused by repeated friction and pressure from skin rubbing against a bone or an irregularity in a shoe.