Onychomycosis is an infectious disease caused by a fungus (vegetable parasite); a common form is whitish patches that can be scraped off the surface.
December 23, 2013
In response to several questions from readers, Dr. Stern is addressing the topic of fungal infections of the nail and its treatment in this month’s column.
August 19, 2011
A New York City-based dermatologist specializing in nails, Dr. Dana Stern takes us on a tour of her day — complete with melanomas, onycholysis, paronychia, and more.
July 1, 2008
Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.
March 1, 2005
Better known as a fungal infection, this unsightly nail condition can cause nails to become brittle, yellow, and worse, even cause pain. Find out what causes it and what you can do in the salon to help minimize the risk of your clients getting it.
September 1, 2001
Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).