Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Don’t Cover Up Nail Fungus

It is finally Spring and you are likely beginning to unveil your toes and get your feet looking their best for flip flops and pool weather. Before you dazzle your toenails with that perfect pink coat of polish, you need to be sure you have healthy nails underneath. Recognizing the signs of nail fungus is important so that you are not covering up a skin condition that needs attention.

Nail fungus usually presents itself in one of two types of infections, both caused by dermatophytes. One type (distal subungal onychmycosis) affects both the nail and the skin underneath the nail, or nail bed. It produces yellow streaking in the nail bed, debris buildup under the nail, and a discolored, brittle and thickened nail that begins to separate from the nail bed. The other type of nail fungus, called white superficial onychomycosis, involves infection on the nail surface. If you have this type of nail fungus, you will likely see white spots or streaks on the nail surface and a damaged, brown or gray nail surface that becomes powdery and soft as the infection worsens. With either infection, there is usually not pain if caught early. A dermatologist can properly diagnose your nail fungus and suggest a treatment option to eliminate the infection. Recurrent nail fungus may require a closer look at what is causing it, such as the sanitation of your nail salon.

You may think your nail fungus is not too bad or perhaps it is just easier to paint those toes and ignore it for a while. Be careful! Leaving a nail fungus untreated can cause inflammation and very painful symptoms, sometimes worsening enough to inhibit your ability to walk comfortably. Not only are you allowing a living organism to reside in your body, you could be putting your health at risk. Although most nail fungal infections stay in the foot, it still has the possibility of traveling to other parts of your body, especially if you have a weaker immune system. When it comes to noticing your nail fungus, the longer you leave it, the harder it is to treat. Make that appointment now to see your dermatologist and get your feet and toes healthy enough to show off this Spring.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Based on 900 reviews

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!