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Nail Fungus Won’t Go Away? It Could Be Lichen Planus

If you have brittle, yellow nails, you may have tried antifungal treatments to clear them. While nail fungus is much more common, an inflammatory condition called lichen planus can cause similar symptoms when it affects the nails.  If your nail fungus doesn’t go away with over-the-counter treatments, it’s time to visit a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Martin …

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How to Be Acne Free in 2023

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, with approximately 85 percent of us experiencing it between the ages of 12 and 24. Unfortunately, getting older isn’t always enough to evade acne since it can occur at any age. While acne isn’t a physically serious issue, it often causes emotional distress or a dip in …

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What are blackheads?

Acne is a common and problematic skin condition that affects people of all ages. While it is most commonly associated with adolescence, acne can occur at any age. Acne is not actually directly caused by dirt or poor hygiene. Rather, it is caused by a special combination of factors, including hormones, genetics, and stress. Dr. …

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