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Nail Diseases

Dermatologist-recommended treatment for nail diseases at Brentwood Dermatology.

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Nail Diseases

Dermatologist-recommended treatment for nail diseases at Brentwood Dermatology.


What are Nail Diseases?

Nail diseases and disorders are a type of condition that affects the health, strength, and appearance of fingernails and toenails. Common nail diseases include infection, irregular splitting, ingrown nails, abnormal coloring and texture, or atypical nail growths. 


Nail Disease FAQs

Interested in learning more? Get a better understanding of nail diseases, such as the different types, common symptoms, and how our board-certified dermatologists treat nail diseases in Brentwood, TN. 

Several factors and situations can cause nail diseases and disorders. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Infections (Fungal or Bacterial) 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Underlying Illnesses
  • Injury 
  • Genetics
  • Circulation Issues 

If you are struggling with a stubborn nail disorder, we recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist to uncover the cause behind it. With the right diagnosis and treatment plan, you can restore the health of your nails!

There are several types of nail diseases and disorders. The most common are nail psoriasis, lichen planus of the nail, onychogryphosis, ingrown nails, onycholysis, nail fungal infection, paronychia, and brittle splitting nails (onychoschizia). 

The signs and symptoms of a nail disease depend on the specific type. For example, onychoschizia (brittle splitting nails) presents symptoms of weak, brittle nails with vertical ridges. Symptoms of nail psoriasis, on the other hand, include nail pits, buildup beneath the nail, separating from the nail bed, and discoloration. 

Nail diseases and disorders can certainly be painful, with many patients experiencing soreness, tenderness, and pain. If you are dealing with pain due to a nail disorder, we recommend visiting an experienced provider as soon as possible for an effective treatment. 

Not all nail diseases can be prevented. However, there are certain steps you can take each day to optimize the health of your nails and reduce the chances of getting a nail disease, including: 

  • Regularly washing your hands.
  • Not biting your nails. 
  • Keeping the nail and nail beds dry. 
  • Consistently keeping your nails trimmed. 
  • Wearing shoes that properly fit your feet. 
  • Not pushing back or cutting your cuticles. 

As always, we recommend seeing a board-certified dermatologist when something isn’t right. If you are in the Brentwood area, visit Brentwood Dermatology to optimize the health and wellness of your nails!

At Brentwood Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists utilize several different methods to address and treat nail diseases. Treatment plans often include a combination of topical medication, oral supplements (such as biotin), and lifestyle recommendations. 

Treatment, however, depends on the specific nail disease or disorder you have. For instance, an antifungal nail polish is recommended for a nail fungal infection, whereas nail psoriasis is a symptom of the underlying condition and needs to be treated accordingly. 

For more information on nail disease treatment at Brentwood Dermatology, contact our clinic by calling (615) 377-3448 or filling out our online form.


Nail Disease Photos

If you are unsure of what a nail disease might look like or how it can impact your nail health, view the photos below to get more familiar with this common condition. 

Patient With Fungus Affecting Their Toenails
Patient With Damaged, Brittle Nails
Person Experiencing Nail Fungus

Schedule Nail Disease Treatment in Brentwood, TN

Do you suspect you have a nail disease and need a professional diagnosis? The board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology are experts in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating nail diseases at our state-of-the-art clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee.   

Schedule your nail disease treatment in Brentwood, Tennessee, by requesting an appointment online or by calling (615) 377-3448.

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