Fungal infections are a skin condition that is caused by a fungus. Because there are many types of fungi, there are a variety of fungal infections. Skin Dermatology can help diagnose and treat fungal infections.
Nail Fungal Infections
Fungal infections can occur in the fingernails or toenails. These infections often occur due to an overgrowth of fungi in the nail area. Because fungi do best in warm, moist environments, they can easily overpopulate in the nail regions.
Some symptoms of these infections include a change in nail color, brittle or thickened nails, and odor. For treatment, you may be prescribed a topical cream or other antifungal treatments, such as an anti-fungal nail lacquer or a pill.