Most people are aware that dermatologists treat health problems related to the skin. But actually, the specialty extends a bit beyond that. The following are some problems that, somewhat surprisingly, a dermatologist can treat or help manage.
Fungal infections of the nails
If your toenails or fingernails are thick, yellow, and crumbly, this might be because you have a fungal infection. Fungal infections of the nails are really hard to treat, but as the nails are basically an extension of the epidermis and share a lot of characteristics with skin, dermatologists can treat them.