If you have an ingrown toenail or toenail fungus, dermatologic services can stop the pain, prevent the infection from spreading, and improve your quality of life. At Foot Specialist Associates, Lauren Molchan, DPM, John McGarry, DPM, and the caring team of podiatry and sports medicine specialists provide various dermatologic services, including ingrown toenail removal and anti-fungal treatments. To make an appointment, call the office in Denver, Colorado, or book online today.
Dermatologic services treat conditions that affect your skin and nails. Anyone can experience skin and nail-related issues, but they’re most common in people with diabetes and other conditions that affect circulation.
If you have an ingrown toenail or a fungal nail infection, seek treatment immediately. Early intervention can prevent the condition from worsening and improve your quality of life.
The team at Foot Specialists Associates uses dermatologic services to treat various conditions, including:
An ingrown nail occurs when your toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail bed instead of out and away from your toe. Most ingrown nails heal on their own, but if your nail is red, swollen, or puffy, contact Foot Specialists Associates. That’s because these signs indicate an infection.
Fungal nails refer to a fungal infection of your toenails. Fungal infections start as a small white dot. Over time, the fungi extend deeper into your nails and spread, causing your nails to thicken, yellow, and crumble.
Make an appointment at Foot Specialists Associates for dermatologic services if you experience any of the following symptoms:
After an exam, your provider can make recommendations for treatment.
At Foot Specialist Associates, a dermatologic services visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms. Next, your podiatrist asks you to take off your shoes and socks. Then, they examine your toes, looking for signs of an ingrown nail or a fungal infection.
Most dermatologic issues are visible to the eye, but if you have a fungal infection, your provider might collect nail clippings and analyze them under a microscope to determine the best treatment.
Foot Specialists Associates offers several types of treatment for ingrown nails and fungal nails, including:
The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and prevent the infection from worsening.
To learn more about dermatologic services, make an appointment at Foot Specialist Associates by calling the office or booking online today.