Studies show that the main reason people develop nail fungus is untreated conditions of athlete’s foot, which is a skin fungus. This athlete’s foot problem needs to be treated if you want to prevent nail fungus. Other conditions we treat here are dry skin, which we recommend proper moisturizers and emollients. We also see psoriasis of the foot, which will also be treated with topical steroid medications. There are also many other skin problems we treat here at Richardson Podiatry Center.
Many times we need to do skin biopsies to confirm our diagnosis. Rest assured, we will make a correct diagnosis and treat you properly. If you have athlete’s foot, you can try over the counter products. However, if these fail, your next best option is to come see a podiatrist. We’ll make a thorough evaluation and then recommend proper medication for the treatment of your skin condition.