Skin and Nails
Our feet are on the front lines in a number of ways, bearing the weight of our bodies as well as enduring long treks stuffed in socks and shoes. Such circumstances can often do a number on our skin and nails.
Conditions like these are often thought of as mostly cosmetic concerns. But while having nice-looking feet is certainly important, properly addressing skin and nail problems can also go a long way toward preventing discomfort, pain, and even cracks or weaknesses that can pave the way to infection.
Our practice aims to treat our patients’ skin and nail problems in as quick, comfortable, and efficient ways as possible—often utilizing advanced technology to do so!
Whenever you have something that needs to be looked at professionally, don’t wait: call us at 203-876-7736 to schedule an appointment.
Toenail fungus has a way of stubbornly setting up base and thriving on the keratin within your nails. Gradually, your nails become thick, discolored, misshapen and brittle.
There are a variety of treatment methods for treating fungal nails, including topical and oral treatments. All of them have varied levels of success, and some are not even advisable for certain patients based on the side effects they cause.
Our most often preferred method is laser treatment. It is painless, gets deeper into the nail faster than other treatments can, and does not have any side effects or collateral damage to worry about.
Believe it or not, but the same types of fungus that can cause fungal nails can also cause athlete’s foot on the skin—in fact, the conditions can spread between your skin and nails, and even back to other nails!
Athlete’s foot often takes the form of a red, itchy, scaly, stinging rash, usually around the toes, sides, or soles of the feet.
While many cases of athlete’s foot are mild and can be treated with over-the-counter medication, contact us if your case is causing you severe pain or does not improve after a couple days of treatment.