DISEASES OF THE NAIL
As a dermatologist, Dr Temi has the expertise in diagnosis and treatment of disorders concerning the skin, hair and nails. Conditions that affect the nails can be structural such as a deformity or dystrophy or can be internal infections. Structural deformities in the nail matrix, bed, plate, nail folds or cuticle are usually due to injury or are inherited, while infections can be bacterial, viral or fungal.
UNDERSTANDING NAIL DISEASES
Your nails are just as much a part of your overall health as any other part of the body. It is essential to contact Dr Temi Awotedu Inc and consult your dermatologist if any signs of nail disorders surface.
Types of nail disorders include:
- Nail discolouration
- Lifted nail plate
- Thickened nails
- Ridged nails
- Splitting nails
- Deformed or brittle nails
- Ingrown toenail
- Inflammation of the skin alongside the nail
- Infections of the nail (bacterial or fungal)
Your dermatologist can also treat pits, grooves or crumbling nails due to skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus or lupus.
TREATMENT AND CARE FOR NAIL DISEASES
If you experience any changes to the nail or nail bed, change in colour or texture or pain, please contact Dr Temi Awotedu Inc and make an appointment to have an expert examine your nails as there are certain diseases that only a qualified dermatologist can diagnose and treat. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the nail be it genetic, structural or caused by infection. Nail tumours may also be diagnosed and treated with referral to the necessary physicians.