Nail Diseases & Disorders

Nail disorders, such as fungal growth, bacteria infections, irregular splitting, or abnormal color or texture, are fairly common. Since our fingernails and toenails are constantly exposed, they tend to endure quite a bit of abuse.  Poor hygiene, improper diet, genetics, tight shoes, and unsuitable nail filing techniques can all encourage nail issues. 

With most common nail conditions, the sooner you treat it, the better. If you notice any changes in color, texture, or sensitivity of your nails, you should consult your dermatologist for a treatment regimen.

Common Nail Diseases 

Toenails and fingernails protect the tissue of your toes and fingers. Nails are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin. The condition of your nails can say a lot about your overall health.

In addition to treating skin, dermatologists specialize in the treatment of hair and nails. The following are nail conditions commonly treated by board-certified dermatologists:

  • Nail fungus or onychomycosis
  • Psoriasis of the nail
  • Lichen planus of the nail
  • Onycholysis
  • Paronychia
  • Onychorrhexis/onychoschizia/brittle nail syndrome
  • Pseudomonas nail infection
  • And more

We Can Treat Your Nail Conditions

Are you in need of nail treatment? MOD Dermatology can treat you for the common nail conditions listed above. When you need a dermatologist in Omaha, MOD is the dermatology center for you. Call for an evaluation to discuss your nail concerns today! 402-509-4812

A patient with a toenail that appears cracked and diseased.