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Nail Disorders NYC

The Nail Unit

Introduction 

Distorted, discoloured or otherwise unsightly 'abnormal' fingernails and toenails are very common problems experienced by people of all ages in the community. Damage to the nail may be caused by an injury, fungal disease, or other skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.

As there are many potential conditions which cause nail abnormalities it is important for patients to seek medical advice for correct diagnosis and the most effective treatment.

Role of Nails
The nail unit is made up of several components which form, support, protect and frame the nail itself. These include the nail matrix, the nail plate, the cuticle, the nail bed and nail folds. The nail unit protects fingertips, enhances fine touch and is important as a cosmetic structure.

Some skin diseases affect all parts of the nail unit and other conditions affect only one area.

Some Conditions Causing Nail Abnormalities
Lifting of the nail plate
A normal nail is translucent and its pink colour is provided by the nail bed. The end of the nail appears white because of the air beneath it and if the nail becomes separated from the bed the white colour will extend down the nail. This condition is often a result of repeated minor injury to the underside of the nail, (for example, excessive cleaning under the free edge of the nail).



Lifting of the nail plate

Ridging of the nail
Ridging in nails can be either along (longitudinal) or across (transverse) the nail. Longitudinal ridging normally becomes more prominent with age, but can also be associated with medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lichen planus and injury to the nail.

Transverse depressions often appear some weeks after an illness or fever and grow out with the nail. Alternatively they may be caused by longstanding or severe eczema around the nail fold and also trauma from pushing back the cuticle.

Transverse layering or nail splitting
This is a frequent abnormality which involves splitting of the free end of the nail into layers. It is commonly seen in people who frequently immerse their hands in water as part of their work or home duties.

Thickening of the nail
Thickening of the nail can occur as a result of dermatological or general medical disease, and is most frequently seen in the toenails of the elderly. It often results from the long term use of ill-fitting footwear and neglect of the nails.

When psoriasis and other skin conditions affect the nail, they often lead to thickening of the nail. If a fungal infection is suspected to have caused the nail thickening a sample of the thickened nail can be collected and analysed by a laboratory. If this confirms a fungal infection specific treatments are available.

Discolouration
Medications, chemicals from hair dyes and nail varnish, nicotine and creams such as Dithranol can all cause discolouration of the nail.

Antibiotics can cause nail lifting an brownish discolouration of the nail plate. Antimalarial medications and agents used in chemotherapy may also cause discolouration. Bleeding beneath the nail plate can also cause dark discolouration.

Melanoma is another important cause of nail discolouration and may involve the nail bed, nail and/or cuticle. You should see your doctor is new or changing pigmentation of the nail or around the nail occurs.

Inflammation of the nail fold
Bacterial infection of the nail fold causes redness, swelling, tenderness and pain usually around the proximal nail fold (see diagram), sometimes with pus formation. The most common cause is bacterial infection with Staphyloccus aureus. This condition is often seen in nurses, hospitality workers and anyone involved in activities where nails are immersed in water for periods of time. Damage to the cuticle, through immersion in water or over-zealous manicuring, also predisposes to this form of inflammation.

Nail disease of traumatic origin
Nail biting is associated with infection around the nail folds and can cause deformity of the nail plate. Constant fiddling with the nails can produce longitudinal depressions along the nail. Nail cosmetics, particularly nail hardeners containing formalin, can cause separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. Adhesives used to attach artificial nails can be associated with nail and skin inflammation.

Skin with Nail Involvement
Many nail abnormalities stem from skin diseases which need to be treated to enable the nails to return to normal. Some common examples are:

Psoriasis
Psoriasis causes scaly red skin patches and visible abnormalities of the nail including pitting of the nails, with individual pits about the size of a pinhead. Psoriasis can also lead to onycholysis (lifting of the nail plate) and thickening of the nails.

Eczema/Dermatitis
This superficial inflammation of the skin causes itching, a red rash which may blister, weep and become crusted leaving the skin scaling, thickened or discoloured. Often the fingertips and surrounding skin can be affected by eczema with swelling (and possibly infection) of the nail fold tissues. This is often seen in infants who suck their thumbs.

Fungal skin and nail infections
Fungal infections of the skin ('tinea','ringworm') are contagious and may appear as itchy and occasionally painful rashes of the skin. Once the skin is infected the problem moves to nails which can be identified by thickening, a change in colour and sometimes crumbling of the nail.

'Jock itch' and 'athletes foot' are common fungal infections which can spread to other areas of the body and nails.
Diagnosis is usually confirmed by taking a sample (scraping or clipping of the nail or a sample of the debris under the nail). This sample is then examined and tested for fungal infection.

Several topical and oral treatments are available from your doctor to treat fungal nail infection. There have been significant advances in the treatment of fungal infection, and cure rates, particularly for nail infections, are much improved. All medication however can cause side effects, which are occasionally serious.

Fungal infections can be caught in many situations, but taking a few simple precautions will help avoid them. Some of these precautions are:

  • Wear thongs/sandals in communal showers
  • Dry feet and body thoroughly
  • Do not share towels and clothing
  • Wear loose fitting clothing, cotton underwear and socks
  • Wear cotton gloves under rubber gloves if hands are often in water
  • Avoid harsh or irritating soaps/detergents
  • Change shoes regularly. 'Air' them in the sun
Toenails with a fungal infection Same nails after treatment

Lumps and bumps which may affect the nail
Viral warts may occur in, around, or under the nail plate and may result in nail deformity. Cysts can occur towards the end of the finger and this can lead to a longitudinal depression in the nail. Uncommonly, skin cancers (including melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma) can occur in the nail plate area and any non-healing, growing bleeding or discoloured area should be shown to your doctor.

What if You Have a Nail Problem
If you have concerns about your nails and / or are looking for treatment, your general practitioner should be consulted for correct diagnosis of the cause and advise on the most appropriate treatment. Specialist help from a dermatologist may be required.

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Dr. Gary Rothfeld is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic procedures. Dr. Rothfeld cares for all types of skin conditions with a special emphasis in the areas of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery.  Dr. Rothfeld was raised in New York , and as a young man was drawn to the performing arts and creative writing. A strict academic upbringing led him into science and medicine instead. After many years of rigorous training followed by preceptorships and mentorships that added to his skill and experience, Dr. Rothfeld has found art again. Dr. Rothfeld stands on a foundation of science but is now able to express himself creatively in the world of aesthetic medicine.

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NYC Dermatology is under the medical supervision of Dr. Gary Rothfeld, a Board Certified Dermatologist.
To enhance every aspect of your skin care, Dr. Rothfeld has personally created a superb line of cosmetic procedures..

NYC Dermatology by Board Certified  Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld  is a board certified NYC  Dermatologist with a  New York City office in Manhattan, New York  providing expert skin care, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services.

A board certified dermatologist in NYC specializing in dermatology and dermatologic surgery including state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical procedures, Dr. Gary Rothfeld  is known for his attention to facial harmony with his dedication to non-surgical rejuvenation of the face. His specialties include into wrinkles, facial lines and laser advancements. NYC dermatology  specializes in chemical peels, vein injections, laser, restylane, Perlane, Botox injections, Juvederm, non-surgical facelifts and treatment of skin cancer.
 
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   Schedule an appointment at our office which provides top of the line  expert skin care, dermatology, cosmetic dermatology services, and advanced dermatology laser treatments for cosmetic needs and medical skin conditions. We offer a full range of services including surgery for skin cancer, Botox®, the Fractionated Resurfacing laser, Titan laser, and acne photodynamic treatments. Our main goal is to provide you with the most effective and advanced treatment.  We offer a variety of services from Medical to the latest advancments in Cosmetic Procedures. Please contact us with any questions you may have or schedule an appointment online or by phone for a consultation.   Beauty Is Forever!  and Dr. Rothfeld  at NYC Dermatologist has over 20 years of experience with his beauty tips. 
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During your office consultation  and examination you will be provided with a detailed plan of the treatments that will benefit you most.  Our New York Dermatology center offers skin care, dermatolgy,cosmetic dermatology services, and laser treatments for sun damaged skin, acne, acne scars, rosacea, pigmentation, laser hair removal, Broken blood vessels, as well as superficial and deep wrinkles. We offer patients in Manhattan,  services including general dermatology, wrinkle fillers such as Restylane®, Captique,  Perlane, Radiance® (radiesse) and Sculptra. We also offer Botox®, Cosmelan, Velasmooth, Fotofacial, Titan laser, Refirme, and the Fractionated Resurfacing laser. in the treatment of acne, rosacea, skin cancer and  surgery.  Dr. Rothfeld has taught numerous other physicians on the proper use of Botox®, medical hair transplants, and lasers in  the country.   Acne Photodynamic Treatment - Botox® - Botox® for Hyperhidrosis - Cellulite - Cool Laser  - Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment - Glycolic Acid Peel - Fat Transfer - Fotofacial / IPL Fractionated Resurfacing Laser - Hair Loss - Laser Hair Removal - Surgery - Minimal Scar Technique -  Photodynamic Rejuvenation Radiance® - Restylane® - Sclerotherapy - Sculptra - Smoothbeam - Stretch Marks - SunFX - TCA Peel - Tattoo Removal - Titan Laser Facelift - V-beam Laser Treatments - Velasmooth Our cosmetic surgeon includes Dermatologist  Dr. Gary Rothfeld Board Certified Dermatologist  at NYC Dermatology.  Our NYC dermatologist offers advanced dermatology laser treatments for cosmetic needs and medical skin conditions. We offer our services to Manhattan , Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens locations through our Manhattan office in NYC

 

Sun Protection

 

Ultraviolet radiation is the major cause of skin cancer, including melanoma. It is important for everyone to be aware of its damaging effects and take measures to avoid overexposure.

 

Although many people enjoy the appearance of tanned skin and think it looks "healthy," tanned skin is damaged skin. The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight penetrates the deepest layers of the skin where it harms the cells. The body responds by making more pigment (melanin) to try to protect itself, but the damage has already happened and may be permanent. The more exposure you have to the sun, the more likely you are to develop skin problems later in life.

Ultraviolet Radiation

The damaging part of sunlight is called ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays. It is categorized into three types:

  • UVC rays (wavelengths = 200 nm to 290 nm) are the shortest and most powerful of the UV rays. UVC is the most likely to cause cancer if it reaches skin. Fortunately, most of it is absorbed by the ozone layer in our atmosphere. However, there is concern that a thinning of the ozone layer may be causing more UVC to reach the earth's surface.
  • UVB rays (wavelengths = 290 nm to 320 nm) are less damaging than UVC, but more of it penetrates to the earth's surface. It is the most common cause of sunburn and skin cancer. UVB is particularly strong at the equator, at high elevations, and during the summer.
  • UVA rays (wavelengths = 320 nm to 400 nm) are the least powerful of the UV rays, but they are present all year and can penetrate windows and clouds.

Sun Protection

The first and more effective way to avoid sun damage is to stay out of tthe sun as much as possible.

If you cannot avoid being exposed to sunlight, there are five basic defenses that you should keep in mind when you go outdoors:

  • Avoid peak hours of sunlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Shade

Avoid Peak Hours of Sunlight (UV Index)

In general, UV rays are the greatest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. It is best to avoid the outdoors during these hours without protection, particularly during summer, in tropical regions, or at altitude. During this time, you should pay close attention to the appropriate use of sunscreen, clothing, sunglasses, and shade.

You can obtain an accurate measure of the amount of UV rays in your area by looking up the Ultraviolet (UV) Index. The UV Index is like a weather forecast. It provides a report on the amount of damaging UV rays that are expected to affect a region on a particular day. The UV Index changes day to day according to time of year, cloud cover, atmospheric ozone, and other factors.

The following table is a breakdown of the UV Index. A high UV Index number means that you are at greater risk of being exposed to ultraviolet radiation. You should take special care to avoid outdoor exposure to sunlight when the UV Index is moderate or greater.

  • 0 to 2 = Minimal
  • 3 to 4 = Low
  • 5 to 6 = Moderate
  • 7 to 9 = High
  • 10 or more = Very high

The UV Index can be found on our Website or in local papers, usually in the weather section.

Sunscreen

There are several factors to consider when selecting the right sunscreen. (See the Sunscreens handout for more information.)

Sun protection actor (SPF) - Sunscreens are rated by the amount of protection they provide from UVB, measured as the "sun protection factor" or SPF. Sunscreens with higher SPF provide greater protection from the sun. It is best to use sunscreens that offer a minimum SPF of 15.

Broad-spectrum sunscreens - It is best to use a sunscreen that can protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. These are called "broad-spectrum" sunscreens.
Most of the original sunscreens blocked only UVB, but increased awareness of the damage caused by UVA has lead to the development of ingredients that protect against UVA too. Broad-spectrum sunscreens combine ingredients to provide a product with greater protection.

Common sunscreen ingredients that  provide protection from UVB rays:

  • Cinnamates
  • Octocrylene
  • PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)
  • Padimate O and Padimate A (Octyl Dimethyl PABA)
  • Salicylates

Common sunscreen ingredients that  provide protection from UVA rays:

  • Avobenzone (Parsol 1789)
  • Benzophenones (oxybenzone, dioxybenzone, sulisobenzone)

Sunblocks - "Physical" sunscreen ingredients lie on top of the skin and work by reflecting or scattering UV radiation. They are particularly useful for people who are sensitive to the ingredients found in other sunscreens. Sunblocks often contain one or more of these ingredients:

  • Zinc oxide
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Iron oxide

Although past formulations were unsightly (often leaving a white film on the skin), newer "microfine" formulations are invisible after being applied. Microfine titanium dioxide is effective at protecting from both UVA and UVB rays.

Water resistance - Sunscreens are classified as "water-resistant" if they maintain their protection after two 20-minute immersions in water. They are classified as "waterproof" if they maintain their protection after four 20-minute immersions. You should seek a water-resistant or waterproof sunscreen if you will be participating in water sports, such as swimming or water skiing, or will be actively sweating.

However, independent testing has shown many products do not perform well in the real world. So it remains a good idea to apply sunscreen every time you leave the water, or frequently if you are actively sweating.

Using a Sunscreen

Sunscreen should be applied evenly and liberally on all sun-exposed skin within 30 minutes before going outside to give sunscreen time to take effect. (Sunblocks are effective immediately after being applied.) Sunscreens should be reapplied every two hours or following swimming or sweating. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply frequently at least every two hours.


The chemicals may lose effectiveness over time, so it is important to throw away sunscreen that is past its expiration date or is over two years old.


No sunscreen is 100% effective; take additional measures to avoid the damaging effects of the sun's rays.

Clothing

Clothing can provide excellent protection from the sun. However, not all clothing is protective. A thin, wet, white t-shirt will provide almost no protection from UV rays. When selecting clothes for sun protection, consider the following:

  • Cover your head, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Use a hat that is broad-brimmed (brim should be at least four inches wide).
  • Wear fabrics that are thicker or with a tight weave; these allow less sunlight to penetrate the skin.
  • Wear darker-colored clothes that absorb more UV rays.
  • Wear clothing made from nylon or Dacron because it is more protective than cotton.
  • Avoid remaining in wet clothes because wet fabric may allow more UV rays to penetrate the skin.
  • Wash clothing with chemical absorbers to increase their protectiveness.
  • Some clothing comes with a UPF rating that stands for "Ultraviolet Protection Factor." This measures the ability of the fabric to block UV radiation from penetrating to the skin. A fabric with a UPF 15 allows only 1/15th (6.66%) of the UV radiation to penetrate your skin as compared to uncovered skin.

Garments fall into 3 categories:

  • Good protection: UPF = 15 to 24
  • Very good protection: UPF = 25 to 39
  • Excellent protection: UPF = 40 to 50+

Choose clothing with a UPF rating of at least 15. Keep in mind that the UPF of a garment will decrease over time as the fabric wears.

Sunglasses

Overexposure to sunlight can cause cataracts and macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness. Sunglasses can provide protection. However, not all sunglasses are of value. A darker lens itself does not guarantee protection. Look at the label to ensure that the glasses provide UV protection. Sunglasses should be large enough to shield your eyes from many angles. Look for sunglasses that are described as blocking 99% or 100% of UVA and UVB. The glasses may also be described as providing UV absorption up to 400 nm.

Shade

If possible, remain in the shade when outdoors. Keep in mind that shade does not provide full protection from the sun because UV rays can bounce off reflective surfaces, such as sand, snow, water, concrete, or even porch decks. In addition, some fabrics used as shade devices, such as parasols or umbrellas, may not provide sufficient protection. If you seek shade under a cloth, look for a fabric that is thick, tightly woven, and dark-colored.

Clear window glass provides protection from UVC and UVB, but not UVA rays. If you are frequently exposed to sunlight while driving, the plastic interleaf of your windshield (which prevents it from shattering) can help block the light, but side windows have no such protection. Non-drivers can make use of additional window shade devices. Drivers in some states may be able to use darkly-tinted glass in the side windows, but this is illegal in some states.

Summary

  • Avoid the sun when its UV rays are strongest, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater. Apply it 30 minutes prior to being exposed to the sun and reapply every two hours. Consider using a water-resistant sunscreen if you will be active (sweating) or in the water.
  • Use a sunblock on your lips.
  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat when outdoors.
  • Wear sunglasses.
  • Wear tightly woven, dark clothing to cover your arms, legs, and feet.
  • Stay in the shade when possible.
  • Avoid reflective surfaces, such as water or snow.
  • Avoid sunbathing.
  • Don't be fooled by cloudy days since damaging rays can penetrate clouds.

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 Dr. Gary Rothfeld
NYC Dermatology - Board Certified Dermatologist - New York, NY 
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