Nail problems are very common, always similar, yet always different from one patient to another. You might think that you have a nail fungus infection or an ingrown toenail, but you could in fact suffer from a bacterial infection or even psoriasis, or have nail trauma induced by too small shoes or some other cause. Only an experienced eye and appropriate tests can allow to properly diagnose what is really going on with your nails.
Toenail paronychia is a bacterial infection that produces stabbing pain and pus buildup near the toenail. Acute paronychia is caused by a bacterial infection, like staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus, while chronic paronychia develops slowly as a result of the candida bacteria. In the case of acute paronychia, it should be treated by a health care…Read more
Ingrown toenails are a common nail problem that can become very painful. This occurs when a toenail grows and penetrates into the flesh. It causes inflammation and can cause infection, which results in pain in the toes. The problem must be corrected as quickly as possible in order to prevent the situation from worsening. There…Read more
If you suffer from a nail infection like nail fungus (onychomycosis), don’t let this problem go untreated. Most often affecting the big toe, it is a fungal infection that causes pain and that is very difficult to treat. However, if you take the time, it is possible to get rid of it. Read on for…Read more