Nail problems make up about 10 percent of all dermatological conditions, and can signal health problems. Nail problems usually increase throughout life and affect a high number of senior citizens.
Fungal infections cause about half of all nail disorders and are more common in toenails. Even though rare, melanomas can grow under the nail and are often mistaken for an injury. Any changes in nails should be looked at by a Board Certified Dermatologist.D r. Paul Stevenson at Dermatology at The Eye Associates has great experience and much success with treating these unattractive conditions.