Nails

Don’t Let Runner’s Toe Slow You Down

Running is a great way to stay fit and it’s one of the most popular forms of exercise. But even though running brings heart-healthy benefits, all of that pounding on the feet can cause visible problems in the skin and toenails. Many long distance runners have toenails that turn black. “The repetitive pressure on the toe from running can cause Continue reading

Is The Black Streak On My Nail Dangerous?

What is Longitudinal Melanonychia? “Longitudinal Melanonychia is the medical term for a dark, hyperpigmented streak that appears on a nail,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and skin cancer specialist at Sanova Dermatology. “Basically, it represents an accumulation of melanin pigment in the cells in the nail beds. As the hard nail plate grows, it picks up this Continue reading

Learn How A Dermatologist Can Help You!

Too often, people suffer from common problems such as acne, hair issues, or issues with their nails. But more often than you think, the solution is actually easier than you think. Keep reading to learn how a Dermatologist can help you. A dermatologist is a doctor whose expertise is in the field of skin, hair, and nails. These professionals can treat a wide Continue reading

Can Laser Cure My Nail Fungus?

Onychomycosis, the medical term for toenail fungus, can be quite uncomfortable. These fungal infections can significantly alter the appearance of the nail, with brown and yellow discoloration, excessive nail thickening, cracks and splits.  Furthermore, nail fungus can result in pain and discomfort in the affected toe. The actual organism is often the same fungi that cause athlete’s foot, but take Continue reading

Jublia: A New Topical Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Do you struggling with thick or discolored toenails? Are your nails cracked, brittle or loose? This may be a sign that you have a toenail fungus. Onychomycosis, the medical term for toenail fungus, is a common and often uncomfortable condition that can affect both finger and toe nails. “It’s not just about feeling sheepish at the nail salon,” says Dr. Continue reading

Paronychia

What is Paronychia? Paronychia is the bacterial, yeast or fungal infection of the skin folds around the nail bed. It is common to have multiple factors that predispose patients or lead to this type of this infection. A common start to this condition is a cut, fissure or break in the nail or nail bed with an exposed area. This can Continue reading

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