Dermatologists are the medical specialists trained in diagnosis and treatment of the many different conditions affecting the fingernails and toenails. Patients commonly come to Kessel Dermatology after failing to improve the condition of their nails despite years of anti-fungal therapy and are surprised to learn from a member of our team that they in fact have one of many nail disorders that are not due to fungus.
Common conditions affecting the fingernails include psoriasis, vitamin deficiency, autoimmune disease, skin allergies, drug reaction, arthritis, and occupational or habitual injuries. Sometimes, disorders of the nails are the first sign of a separate medical condition affecting the lungs, livers, kidneys, or hormones. Correctly diagnosing these conditions can have a far greater effect on your health than improving the appearance of your nails.
If you suffer from a disorder of the nails, schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about your condition.