Like the skin, our nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can be an indication of health problems, including liver and kidney disease, heart and lung conditions, anemia, and diabetes. Symptoms that could signal nail problems include changes in color, shape and/or thickness, swelling of the skin around the nails, bleeding or discharge, and pain. Fungal infections cause about half of all nail disorders and can affect skin in other parts of the body as well.
The board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology & Skin Surgery are specialists in providing accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of nail problems as well as fungal infections wherever they occur.