hand nail fungus

This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What is it?

Nail fungus is a fungal infection that develops under the body’s nails, either in the toes or fingers. The fungi that cause the development of nail fungus are microscopic organisms that thrive in warm, moist environments.


Nail fungus symptoms are usually easy to detect and include:

Debris beneath the nail
Spots under the nail, usually white or yellow
Darkening of the nail can also be a sign of melanoma - a potentially deadly disease
Foul-smelling toe, finger, or nail
Thickening nail
Pain in the nail

Could this be what you have?

Nail fungus has no ethnic, geographic or gender preference. You can get this condition when walking barefoot in moist or wet areas such as swimming pools, locker rooms, showers and other similar environments.

People who wear shoes when their feet perspire excessively can create the warm, dark and moist environment favored by fungi. Others at risk for nail fungus include diabetics and those with circulatory problems.

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

Our dermatology providers can help diagnose your condition and choose an antifungal medication with proven effectiveness, including topical treatment options or oral medications, such as terbinafine or itraconazole.