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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nail Biting

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses complications and concerns surrounding nail-biting, along with several effective treatment options — including gel manicures.

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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Rare Nail Diseases

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses some of the rare nail diseases she’s seen in her practice, including several types of tumors found under the nail.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Q&As From Around the World (Part 2)

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern shares more questions she’s received about nail ailments from people all around the world.  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Q&As From Around the World

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern answers questions she’s received about nail ailments from around the world.  Topics include toenail fungus, vertical black lines, nail shedding, ingrown toenails, and cutting the cuticle.

Separating Nail Facts From Fiction

Dermatologist Dana Stern takes on some common nail myths — including the one about  nails “breathing.”

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Yellow Nails

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses yellow nails. Causes range from cosmetic concerns — like polish staining — to medical conditions such as fungus, onycholysis, and yellow nail syndrome.

Dr. Dana’s Travel Diary: My Pedicure in the French Alps

Dr. Dana Stern recounts her experience getting a pampering pedicure during a ski trip to the French Alps.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Habit Tic

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses habit tic, a nail defect that occurs as a result of repetitively picking or pushing back the cuticle. You might be surprised to learn that super glue can play a part in its treatment.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Brittle Nails

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the causes of brittle nails and explores treatment myths and solutions.

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

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the different reasons pseudomonas infections (sometimes called "greenies") may develop on clients’ nails and what to do about it if they do.