About Nail Disorders
Whether you like them long or short, painted or natural, your nails can say a lot about you. Indeed, the nails are more than a blank canvas for well-kept manicures and pedicures. Las Vegas, NV board-certified dermatologist Dr. Reuel Aspacio is well-versed in all conditions of the nails on the fingers and toes. You may see a small, annoying problem with your nails, but he may see an underlying condition causing your symptoms and subtle signs of disorder. For instance:
- Discoloration of the nail may indicate chronic tobacco use as well as a side effect of medications or an underlying illness
- Dark streaks on the nail bed are often seen in healthy individuals but also in patients with melanoma
- Pitting of the nail may suggest eczema or psoriasis skin conditions
- Fungal infections of the nails may be painless for most people, but many with underlying medical conditions (such as infection) cause pain when walking
Nail disorders may be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection, virus, or an underlying medical condition (such as lung cancer or liver disease). If you observe a change in your fingernails or toenails, schedule an appointment with Dr. Aspacio. He can diagnose and treat your nail disorder at Summerlin Dermatology in Las Vegas, NV.
"Love Alice when shes able to help me. They also give samples of barious brands that have been AMAZING on my skin"- A.K. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
"Excellent care and competent staff."- C.C. / Google / Oct 14, 2018
"Can't say enough great things about Trish and Dr. Aspacio! They are a really great team and Trish is seriously hilarious. They see you timely and can get you in quick for aesthetic/cosmetic. Love Trish's honesty about any skin care regimen questions. Her face is immaculate so I would absolutely take her advice and then some! ;). Really great practice, great customer service and a wonderful experience all around!"- S.C. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2018
"Before beginning this review, I took time to read several of the reviews posted. A very mixed bag of issues and emotions. Well, here is why I gave this group of working professionals a "5 STAR" rating. I was referred to Summerlin Dermatology by my so called medical PCP. I had concern about a mole like growth on my back which appeared to be getting larger. I was concerned it could be cancerous. I received a call from Summerlin Dermatology on 9/26/2018 regarding this referral. It seemed they had a cancellation for that day and asked if this was convenient for me. Yep. Sure was. However, I told the young lady on the phone, Daisy, I didn't want to sit there filling out new patient paperwork. She explained their website with the on-line forms was down at the time and offered to email me the forms to complete before I arrived. She was so upbeat and professional. When I arrived for my appointment (with my completed paperwork) I was greeted by, not one, but two front office staffers, Jose and Desiree. They were professional with a smile. Again, upbeat. I signed in and waited about 10-15 minutes before I was taken into the examining room. During my wait time I had the opportunity to chat with each of these individuals. Very professional, yet not "starchy" if you know what I mean. Real people with a job to do the best they can. I met with Dr. Aspacio and his assistant. I felt at ease with both. I told the doctor why I was there. Doctor Aspacio examined the mole growth. Then asked me for my cell phone. He took a picture of this mole on my back. It was not easy for me to see since it was on my back. He showed me the picture and explained that it was typical of getting older. Such moles are common at "our age". I laughed. He even showed me a couple of areas where he has developed similar moles. He made me feel at ease. I was sooo relieved. I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years. I am 67 years old with Medicare insurance. If you want to experience REALLY BAD medical treatment just wait until you become a senior and on Medicare! I thank heaven that Summerlin Dermatology was an outside referral and NOT part of my primary care network!! I haven't seen my PCP in 2 years! All I see are PAC's or a Nurse Practitioner! Summerlin Dermatology, in my experience/opinion, is only 1 of 3 local medical facilities with whom I would consider professional, to the point and personable. I would recommend them highly!!!"- L.H. / Yelp / Sep 27, 2018
"Very knowledgeable professional and detailed. The staff is very attentive and the doctor was incredibly informative taking the time to make sure I understood the procedure. When the results came in he recommended a plastic surgeon to do the surgery. I really felt very confident in the diagnosis and appreciated everyone's help."- S.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
Nail disorders are commonly caused by a bacterial or fungal infection, as well as viruses. Some of the infections that affect the nails are paronychia, ringworm, anemia, eczema, psoriasis, and Athlete's foot. Unfortunately nail disorders can also be caused by an underlying condition in your body, such as diabetes, lung cancer, heart conditions, as well as liver or thyroid disorders. During your exam, Dr. Aspacio will examine your nails to determine the cause. While a physical exam is usually enough, a sample of your nail or cuticle may be taken for a better diagnosis. You may also be referred to your primary care physician if the nail disorder is merely a symptom of a more in-depth condition.
If you have concerns about the appearance or condition of your nails, you should schedule an appointment at Summerlin Dermatology. Some of the most common symptoms of a nail disorder are inflammation under and around your nails, a change in the color of your nails, brittle or thin nails that split easily, and nails that are bumpy or grooved. In some cases, a nail disorder may cause pain in your nails, making it difficult to hold objects, type, walk, or wear shoes.
During your appointment, Dr. Aspacio will perform a thorough exam to determine the type of nail disorder and if there's an underlying condition. He will go over your treatment options based on your diagnosis. You may be prescribed an antibiotic for a bacterial nail infection or an antifungal medicine for fungal infections. Anti-inflammatory creams are also common treatments for nail disorders.
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If you're concerned about the appearance or health of your fingernails or toenails, schedule an appointment with Dr. Aspacio. He will determine if you have a nail disorder and discuss your treatment options. Contact Summerlin Dermatology in Las Vegas, NV to get more information on nail disorders or to schedule your appointment.