Ringworm of the nail is due to a fungal infection of the superficial layer of the skin. Fungi can penetrate the skin and begin to proliferate inside the skin causing the characteristic red, scaly rash associated with ringworm. Sometimes this reaction is so irritating to the skin that it causes symptoms of itching and burning for the patient.
Treatment for ringworm depends on the severity of the fungal infection. It is important to have the patient’s medical history evaluated by the doctor as well as a professional diagnosis in order to guide correct treatment selection and quick recovery. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kormeili.