onychomycosis


Onychomycosis is an infectious disease caused by a fungus (vegetable parasite); a common form is whitish patches that can be scraped off the surface.

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Required Reading

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Fungal Infections

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.   

A Day in the Life of a Nail Doctor

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.  

What Is Onycholysis?

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.

Exposing Onychomycosis

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.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fungus But Were Too Disgusted to Ask

September 1, 2001

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