What are Nail Disorders?
Nail disorders are a collection of conditions that can impact the appearance and health of your nails. They can be caused by a fungal or bacterial infection, virus, or an underlying health issue like lung cancer, diabetes, or liver disease. Symptoms vary depending on the type of nail disorder but commonly include discoloration, white patches, rippling, and brittleness. If you've noticed abnormal changes in your toenails or fingernails, schedule a consultation with skilled dermatologist Dr Jay Mehta. He is highly trained in diagnosing and treating nail disorders and can examine your nails to determine the cause of your condition. At Arizona Skin Institute, we'll take our time to educate you on all of your treatment options so you can regain strong, healthy nails.
"I love this place. It is super clean and staff are very versed in all aspects of skin care. I have not been here for awhile as I usually come out to Arizpna for the winter months and have been away but am back now and will be booking appointment right away. This place is so very different than many and do not push things at you. They are 100% professional."- B. / Healthgrades / Jan 08, 2020
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"My first visit at Arizona Skin Institute was great~!...The staff was friendly welcoming, and professional in every detail~!...Dr Mehta is a super nice man~!...He is personable, down-to-earth and easy to talk to...He has great bedside manner~!...He explained things thoroughly and I felt confident about his addressing my issues...I am have no doubt that he'll continue to make my skin health his priority~!...I didn't have any more than a 10 minute wait for my appointment...I was in & out within an hour but I didn't feel at all rushed...I would highly recommend Dr Mehta at Arizona Skin Institute...I am looking forward to any future visits.. I know that Dr Mehta will take good care of me~!...Don't hesitate to make an appointment...You won't be sorry..."- S.C. / Google / Mar 13, 2020
"I visited the Peoria location. The staff is amazing! Everyone is friendly, professional, and very personable. I was having a hard day, not to mention, struggling for some time with some skin issues, and one of my doctors really went the extra mile to cheer me on and show her beautiful loving spirit with a friendly hug and positive, motivating feedback. I was very comfortable engaging with the doctors and asking questions. Having over 10 & 15 years of experience, they were very informative and confident. I really love this place and I recommend it to anyone seeking any areas of dermatology, like skin diseases & conditions, including cosmetic treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, and laser treatments."- M.B. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"They were prompt, great front office and Becky Caudle, PA and the Doctor were fantastic!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
what Causes nail disorders?
Nail disorders are commonly brought on by a fungal or bacterial infection, as well as viruses. Some of the infections that affect the nails are paronychia, ringworm, anemia, eczema, psoriasis, and athlete's foot. Nail disorders may also be brought on by an underlying condition like diabetes, lung cancer, heart disease, thyroid issues, or liver disorders. During your consultation, Dr Mehta will examine your nails and may take a sample of your nail or cuticle to help determine the diagnosis and best treatment plan.
Treatments for nail disorders
At your appointment, Dr Mehta will perform a comprehensive examination to identify your nail disorder and whether there are any underlying health issues that need to be addressed. Then, he'll go over all of the treatment options for your diagnosis. He may prescribe an antibiotic for a bacterial infection or an antifungal medication for a fungal infection. Anti-inflammatory creams are also effective treatments for nail disorders.
Strong, Healthy Nails
If you're concerned about the look or well-being of your fingernails or toenails, schedule an appointment with Dr Mehta at Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ. We offer a wide variety of treatment options and can help restore the health of your nails so you can show off your hands and feet with confidence. Our practice is proud to serve the Phoenix metropolitan area with expert dermatological care.