discolored nail


A condition in which the nail turns a variety of colors including yellow, blue-gray, green, red, and purple; discoloration can be caused by poor blood circulation, heart conditions, or topical or oral medications, and can be indicative of any number of disorders.

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Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

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