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What Is Pterygium

March 1, 2008  | Article

Pterygium is a medical condition in which the skin grabs onto the nail plate and grows forward as the nails grows out. Nail techs are well positioned to identify this rare disorder in its early stages.

Keywords: nail diseases   pterygium  

Are Nail Biting Woes Over?

February 1, 2008  | Article

Cosmetics marketer in the Netherlands says he's found a cure to habitual nail biting.

Keywords: nail biting   onychophagy  

What Is Athlete’s Foot?

February 1, 2008  | Article

This common infection of the feet is most often characterized by cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. In the majority of cases, it responds well to self care.

Keywords: athlete's foot   foot care   fungus   skin conditions  

Can callus buildup be caused by a fungus?

February 1, 2008  | Article

Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.

Keywords: callus   foot care   fungal infections   fungus  

Lifestyle Trends Affect the Health of Our Feet

November 1, 2007  | Article

Lifestyle factors affect the health of our feet. Obesity, poor circulation, and even the choice of shoe can lead to serious foot conditions.

Keywords: diabetic clients   foot care   fungus   skin diseases   special needs clients  

U.S. Deaths From Drug-Resistant Staph on the Rise

October 18, 2007  | News

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the number of deaths caused by MRSA staph infections in the U.S. may soon surpass the number of deaths caused by AIDS, writes the Associated Press.

Keywords: MRSA   pedicure sanitation   staph infections  

Put Some Medi In Your Pedi

May 1, 2007  | Article

So-called “medi pedis” are catching on with consumers despite the fact that there are no strict guidelines on what they entail or who can perform them. Salons that offer this therapeutic service promise clients a high level of sanitation, scrupulous callus reduction, superior treatment products, and expert knowledge on the part of the practitioner.

Keywords: medical pedicures  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   working safely  

Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

February 1, 2007  | Article

Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.

Keywords: callus   damaged toenails   pedicures   plantar fasciitis   runners pedicure  

Nail Trauma: The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: nail trauma  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   nail trauma   subungual hematoma  

Prevent Pincer Nails

November 1, 2006  | Article

This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.

Keywords: foot disorders   pincer nails  

Here’s the Scoop

August 1, 2006  | Article

Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.

When Darker Isn’t Better

July 1, 2006  | Article

These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.

Keywords: client health   melanonychia   nail diseases  

The Itch of Eczema

June 1, 2006  | Article

Although eczema cannot be cured, there are ways to relieve the itchiness and rash associated with this chronic skin condition. Avoiding triggers such as hot water and sunburn can help prevent an outbreak of eczema.

Keywords: eczema   skin conditions  

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