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.
Don't Try This At Home: Increased consumer home use of products containing chemicals to bond and cure acrylic and gel nail treatments are causing the problem. When used correctly and with the correct equipment by trained professionals, the chemicals are harmless.
MediNail offers the world's first home DNA self-test for fungal nails and bacterial biofilm. Simply "Clip It, Bag It and Ship It" and you can get your results in as little as 2-3 weeks. Visit www.medinailselftest.com for more information.
Safe to use over nail polish and acrylics without compromising the color coating, Vité 20’s Brush-On is a maximum strength topical treatment that kills fungus, according to the manufacturer.
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.