March 1, 2008
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
February 1, 2008
Cosmetics marketer in the Netherlands says he's found a cure to habitual nail biting.
Keywords: nail biting onychophagy
February 1, 2008
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
February 1, 2008
Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.
Keywords: callus foot care fungal infections fungus
November 1, 2007
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
October 18, 2007
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
September 1, 2007
As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.
Keywords: antifungals fungal infections onychomycosis
May 1, 2007
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
April 4, 2007
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 Wisconsin
February 1, 2007
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
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.
Keywords: client health nail diseases nail trauma subungual hematoma
November 1, 2006
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
August 1, 2006
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.
Keywords: koilonychia nail diseases scoop nails
July 1, 2006
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
June 1, 2006
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