nail trauma


After a blow to the fingernail or toenail, an injured nail will commonly collect blood underneath in a condition called subungual hematoma. Nails can also accidentally be torn or split, or a splinter can get under the nail.

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What Are Beau's Lines?

November 1, 2008

Unattractive lines that run horizontally across the nails, Beau’s lines present an excellent opportunity for techs to showcase their skills.

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

July 1, 2008

There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?

Nail Trauma: The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

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