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Nail fungus—called onychomycosis—causes your nails to turn colors, thicken, and become brittle. Nail fungus can show up on your hands as well as your feet, and it isn’t pretty. Infections start at the tip of the nail and work their way under the nail bed, causing white, yellow, or brown streaks, and thickening the nail. The nail ends up being a shield that allows the fungus to grow.
Podiatrists and dermatologists often prescribe oral drugs like Lamisil and Sporanox, but they usually need to be taken for months to work, and there is a risk of side effects. Many people are reluctant to take these drugs because in very rare cases they may cause liver damage. Over-the-counter antifung
Susan Bard, MD, a cosmetic and medical dermatologist at Vanguad Dermatology in New York City, loves what she does, and as a result, patients naturally gravitate toward her.
“I love taking care of people and I love making people feel good about themselves,” she tells Beauty in the Bag. “ There is something about talking to patients and listening to their stories. It’s not just about their skin conditions, but about their life and experiences. I love being able to provide answers and solutions to their questions and skin conditions.”
The best part? “I love even more when they return back to the office after I’ve treated a condition and they are satisfied and excited about