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Nail care basics

Nail changes
12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine

Have you noticed a change to any of your nails lately? If you notice any changes to a fingernail or toenail, it’s time to see a board-certified dermatologist.

nail biting
Biting your nails? How to stop

Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood, and the side effects can be more than cosmetic. To help you stop biting your nails, dermatologists recommend these tips.

Injured nail: How to treat it at home
Injured nail: How to treat it at home

Find out when you can treat an injured nail at home, what can bring relief, and how to protect your nail while it heals.

Trimming nails
How to trim your nails

To properly trim your nails, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

Perfect nails
Quiz: Can you keep your nails looking their best?

Are you doing everything you can to have healthy looking nails? Take this quiz and find out.

Clipping child's toe nails
Teaching your child healthy nail care

Teaching your child the these tips from dermatologists can help your child develop healthy nail care habits.

Healthy nails
Tips for healthy nails

Nails reflect our overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Here are dermatologists’ tips for keeping your nails healthy.