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What Causes Thumbnail Ridging?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

The most common cause of those funny ridges down the middle of thumbnails is surprising – and it’s reversible. The ridging, also called habit-tic deformity, is caused by flicking the nail and adjacent cuticl...

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What Your Nails Say about Your Health

By Jen Hayes

What your nails say about your health gives you a window into what's going on in your body. There are many different nail problems and how do you know which are just annoying or trivial, and which signify so...

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Treatment for Nail Psoriasis; Why You Don't Have to Hide Nail Psoriasis Anymore!

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Treatment for nail psoriasis is frustrating. Psoriasis of the finger and toenails is disfiguring and potentially uncomfortable so it is exciting to have new treatment guidelines. New treatment guidelines fo...

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Nail Care Secrets for the Winter Months

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Do you have dry, cracked, splitting brittle fingernails during the winter months? Have you tried several methods to fix your dry nails with little success? It's not just your skin that dries out during the w...

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How to Fix Your Splitting Nails: Find it Again Friday

By Cynthia Bailey MD

During the dry winter months, not only will our hands crack, but it seems like our nails split more often as well. However, there are ways to prevent your nails from splitting. But first, it is important to ...

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What causes weak, splitting nails?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Splitting nails are common. Soft, weak nails that split down the middle, on the sides or just peel in layers are unfortunately a problem. About 20% of people suffer from brittle nails, especially women over ...

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Doctors Expert Advice for Nail Care: cuticles, fingernails, hangnails and more

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Expert advice for nail care is important but it's not something you often get from a dermatologist. Dermatologists are the doctors who specialize in nails as well as all skin and skin related structures like...

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Splitting Fingernails that are Cracked, Dry, and Brittle; Dermatologist's Tips

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Splitting cracked, dry and brittle fingernails are a common problem for some people. The problem gets worse as we age and our skin, hair and nails become more prone to dryness. You use your nails like handy ...

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