Clinical Dermatology


Onychomycosis are infections that can affect the nails of the fingers, hands and feet. They appear more often on the feet, due to the moisture that develops inside the shoes. Usually, the lesions begin with the appearance of changes in the thickness, color, texture and shape of the nails.

Onychomycosis usually occurs at older ages. However, some groups of people, such as patients with diabetes, athletes, people with mobility problems, people who sweat a lot or who use shared showers in sports venues present a greater risk of developing it. Treatments for onychomycosis depend on the extent of the problem. After isolating the pathogenic fungus, the dermatologist will consider the clinical picture of the nail and prescribe either topical antifungal drugs or oral antifungal pills.