Skin & Nail Problems
Treat & Prevent Common Problems
There are many types of skin and nail problems that can effect your feet. Nail fungus, athletes foot, dry skin, warts are just some of the types you may experience. We see patients of all ages that experience skin and nail problems. Treating these conditions are more involved because your feet deal with extreme conditions.
Your feet are stuck in sweaty and tight conditions which is the perfect recipe for bacteria and infection. There are easy ways to prevent many common skin ans nail problems. First, wear moisture wicking or cotton socks and apply an antiperspirant to your feet daily. This will help to keep your feet dry and soft. If you tend to sweat more, pack an extra pair of socks and change throughout the day. Be sure to switch your shoes daily to give them time to air out.
Nail fungus is a common and frustrating problem. Nail fungus is easily contagious and can spread to a person's own toes. It is caused by a fungi that gets into the nail. it thrives in the most, dark environment in your shoes. There are different ways to treat nail fungus. There are oral, topical and even laser options. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best option.
Athletes foot is another problem that thrives in dark, warm moist environments. It is a fungus that infects the skin on the feet. It is itchy and can become scaly and painful. It is very contagious and can be spread through locker rooms (hence the name), public pools, and gyms. Treatment includes topical lotions and oral medication.
Ingrown toenails are common and can be very painful! They are usually caused by shoes that are too small or improper cutting. Both of which could be corrected by seeing a podiatrist. Depending on the severity, ingrown toenails will be cut in certain ways. We, also, add an extra step an application of medicine to prevent the toenail from growing back into the skin.
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