Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Dermatologist Thomas Knackstedt,, MD, answers this one.
You see this B vitamin touted as a remedy for skin, hair and nail problems. But how well does biotin really work? We asked a dermatologist to weigh in.
If you’re a die-hard runner, black, loose or missing toenails may be as much a part of the sport as bags of frozen peas and race t-shirt collections.
Your body is like a billboard for your state of health. By knowing the telltale clues, you can tell whether it’s time to see the doctor for followup.
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You may think the mark of a great pedicure is one that lasts and lasts. But your toenails may need a breather!
If you want some clues about your overall health, look down at your fingernails. “Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. Pay attention to anything on or around your fingernails or toenails that … Read More
When warm weather hits, it’s time to shimmy out of your boots and strap on sandals. Here are five strategies to help your feet look their best. Get a safe pedicure Did you know that your local pedi palace could be a source of a nasty foot infection? It all depends on how the salon is … Read More
An ingrown toenail, with the side edge of your nail growing into the skin, can make you painfully aware of a toe you don’t normally notice. As the nail continues to dig into the skin, it irritates it, causing pain. “If an ingrown toenail causes a break in the skin, bacteria can enter and cause … Read More