Infections of the nails and skin
Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)
This is an infection of the nail bed and nail plate with fungus. Fungally infected nails often become thickened and quite brittle and if left untreated the nail can worsen in appearance.
Your podiatrist can remove some of the superficial fungus and improve appearance with the use of a drill. Superficial infection can be treated with a topical anti-fungal solution that can be prescribed.