by Allison Sit on
Bustle recently posted an article on tricks to strengthen dry and brittle nails. How should dermatology clinicians counsel their patients who have dry, brittle nails? What nail conditions are sometimes misdiagnosed as dry, brittle nails?
For expert advice, I reached out to Molly Hinshaw, MD, professor of dermatology, section chief of dermatopathology and director of the nail clinic at the U …
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
A 65-year-old patient presents with this painful, itchy rash on the right dorsal foot. The pain has made ambulating difficult. Prior unsuccessful treatments included topical betamethasone and clotrimazole. Based on the image provided, which of the following treatments have the highest cure rate?
A. Oral itraconazole
B. Oral terbinafine
C. Topical ciclopirox nail lacquer
D. Topical …
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Onychomycosis is an extremely common and difficult to treat condition. We have numerous oral and topical treatments in our therapeutic repertoire, but oral medication use is often limited by the risk of hepatotoxicity or drug interactions. Traditional topical lacquers, on the other hand, have limited efficacy due to their inability to adequately penetrate the nail plate. Efinaconazole is a newer t …
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The April 2022 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) includes the perfect blend of original articles, case reports, and editorials. With topics ranging from injectable fillers, botulinum toxin in hidradenitis suppurativa, cannabis and cannabinoid product use, to psoriasis, melasma, onychomycosis and everything in between, we share this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD …
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Shari Lipner, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of the Nail Division at Weill Cornell Medicine and President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, shared her expertise of nail disorders in patients with skin of color: from nail psoriasis and onychomycosis to subungual melanoma.
Dr. Lipner’s lecture focused on the following key points (spoiler alert!):