What is Nail Fungus?
Scientifically known as onychomycosis (OM), nail fungus occurs when one or more finger or toe nails are infected with fungi.
You know you have a case of nail fungus when your nail changes in color, begins to crumble, grows thick, changes in shape, and/or separates from the nail bed. An infected nail may also emit a foul odor and feel sensitive to pressure.
Nail fungus is by three main classes of fungi:
- Nondermatophyte molds
What Causes Nail Fungus?
Causes and contributing factors that can lead to nail fungus:
- Injury to the nail or nail bed
- Family history
- Increasing age
- Poor health
- Occlusive footwear
What Treats Nail Fungus?
- Topical antifungals (Lamisil or Tinactin)
- Oral therapy (Lamisil or Sporanox)
Learn More About Nail Fungus Treatment in New Jersey
Contact us by email or call us at 973-509-2000 to learn about nail fungus treatments. We are happy to take your questions and to set up a consultation with one of our New Jersey dermatologists.