Nail Fungus Overview

Microscopic-sized fungi thrive in warm, moist areas. With the perfect conditions, the organisms can become out of control resulting in fungal infections to the skin, hair, or nails. Fungal infections can be hard to treat, and recurrence is common.

What Causes Fungus/ Nail Fungus?

Fungal infections are contagious. Direct skin-to-skin contact or coming in contact with contaminated items and surfaces can cause an infection.

Are There Different Types of Fungus/ Nail Fungus?

Fungus comes in various types. The three most common include; ringworm, athlete’s foot, and nail fungus.

  • Ringworm is a ring-shaped infection that can appear on the body, scalp, or genitals.
  • Athlete’s foot occurs on the feet primarily between the toes.
  • Nail fungus (onychomycosis) produces thick, brittle nails that are white or yellow.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

We use the latest diagnostic tools to identify the fungi for treatment. During your consult, our highly-trained dermatologists will assess the severity of your condition and customize a treatment plan accordingly. In most cases, a topical antifungal medication can solve your problem, but oral medications may also be recommended.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*