Nail Treatment in Omaha, NE

Common Nail Problems

Fungus is a common mold that thrives in warm, dark, damp environments. It is most commonly found on the bottom of the feet and between the toes. Fungus appearance can be represented by dry, red, cracked feet with fluid-filled blisters. Between the toes can be white in appearance due to excess moisture. It is contagious and is often found near pools and public showers. It is important to treat the fungus as it can develop into a serious secondary infection.

Fungal nails are often the result of athlete’s foot, nail polish, a decrease in your immune system, or trauma to the area. The nails are thick and discolored in appearance. As the nails thicken, they can become ingrown and painful. Fungal nails can be the result of any nail polish.

Ingrown nails are most commonly found on the first toes. It is usually the result of the nail growing into the skin. The most common causes are improper trimming, injuries, fungal infections, or the shape due to inherited factors. It is important to seek treatment if the nail becomes painful, red, swollen, odorous, or drainage. There could be an underlying infection that may need antibiotics. If the infection is not treated and gets into the bone, it could lead to amputation.

If the ingrown nail becomes chronic, a simple in-office procedure is done to relieve your symptoms. A local anesthetic is used, and a chemical is applied to prevent the nail edge from regrowing.


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