Onychomycosis or nail fungal infection is one of the most common nail disorders (Diseases). Assesment of your nail in such cases needs to be done by an expert doctor in nail diseases & conditions. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is specialized in cosmetic dermatology & specifically looks at cosmetic solutions to nail diseases like onychomycosis.
Onychomycosis represents approximately 50% of all nail disorders. Onychomycosis is far more common on the toenail than it is on the fingernail. It may be associated with trauma to the nail and tinea pedis. The disease, which causes the nails to become thickened, hard to cut and often painful, is worsened by moisture, warmth, trauma, communal bathing and other activities that lead to the exposure of fungi. Common complaints of the disorder are pain, deformed nails and interference with daily activities.
How does a patient with Onychomycosis present?
The patient presents with the following symptoms:
- At first, the patient does not have any physical symptoms, only complaints about the way their nail appears
- As time advances, it interferes with walking, standing, exercising
- Pain, discomfort, paraesthesia, loss of dexterity
- Inhibited social interaction because of loss of self-esteem
What are the causes?
Onychomycosis is caused due to these classes of fungi: yeasts, dermatophytes, etc.
Following are the possible risk factors for development of Onychomycosis:
- Poor health
- Family history
- Prior trauma
- Increasing age
- Participation in fitness activities
- Warm climate
- Communal bathing
- Immuno-compromised individuals (eg. HIV, drug induced)
What is the treatment?
Treatment for Onychomycosis involves administration of medications topically or orally. A combined treatment of topical and systemic treatment increases the rate of cure. Other treatments include Laser treatment, Photodynamic therapy and surgical removal of nail.
How much is the cost of the treatment?
The expenditure for the treatment depends upon the type of treatment administered. Treatment with Laser is relatively expensive compared to treatment with medications. Laser therapies require multiple sessions. In general, a consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor would cost about INR 1000/-.
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Facilities at The Esthetic Clinic:
Quality patient care is provided through well trained specialist Dermatologist – Dr. Rinky Kapoor as well as Plastic surgeon who give customized expert advice and personally perform treatments with the latest technology and techniques in treating any disease/cosmetic concern available world over.
The Esthetic Clinic is a world class center dedicated to skin care and plastic surgery of the entire body – and specializes in housing an experienced Dermatologist, Dr. Rinky Kapoor, who can provide world class Skin Treatments, for skin diseases and make your skin look beautiful. So if you want to go ahead and get your hair, skin, and nails treated, The Esthetic Clinic is the right place for you.
About Dr. Rinky Kapoor
Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinic, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetologist India”, etc for her evidence based expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care …Read more
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