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The Nail Doctor: Nails Are A Window To Your Client's Health

July 1, 1996  | Article

The stories your client s nails tell might not make you a fortune teller, but they do reveal more about her than the polish color she likes best.

Keywords: The Nail Doctor  

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

June 1, 1996  | Article

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

Keywords: diabetic clients   effects of medications on nails   nail anatomy   onychomycosis   psoriasis  

Strong Hope For Brittle Nails

May 1, 1996  | Article

Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   effects of medications on nails   nail dehydration   nail trauma  

Biotin Supplements Strengthen Weak Nails

March 1, 1996  | Article

Two independent studies have shown that the vitamin biotin thickens weak nails and reduces splitting. In just six to eight weeks, your clients may be able to finally grow strong, healthy nails.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   nail dehydration  

A Pedicurist's Education in Diabetes

March 1, 1996  | Article

Diabetes is a very serious, and very common, disease. Before providing foot care to a diabetic client, know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Keywords: diabetic clients   elderly clients   pedicures   special needs clients  

A New Era In The Fight Against Fungus

January 1, 1996  | Article

Fungal infections of the nails have always been tough to treat, with available medications that were either too weak or too toxic. A new generation of treatments may finally turn the tide.

Keywords: fungal infections   onychomycosis   The Nail Doctor  

1996: The Year of the Pedicure

December 1, 1995  | Article

 

Start the New Year right with these five resolutions, and kick off a year-long celebration of happy feet (and very happy clients).

The Nail Doctor: Nail Streaks, Like Skin Moles, Should Be Watched

December 1, 1995  | Article

Although the cause of most nail pigment changes is benign (such as stains), more serious problems such as cancer must be considered.

Keywords: melanoma   melanonychia   The Nail Doctor  

1996: The Year of the Pedicure

December 1, 1995  | Article

 

Start the New Year right with these five resolutions, and kick off a year-long celebration of happy feet (and very happy clients).

Keywords: pedicures  

Can Menstruation Wreak Havoc on Nails?

August 1, 1995  | Article

Some clients with artificial nails experience lifting or sensitivity at certain times of the month. Is this just a coincidence, or is there a correlation?

Keywords: effect of menstruation on nails  

The Nail Doctor: Over-vigorous Manicuring Can Cause White Nails

June 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: effects of medications on nails   leukonychia   nail trauma   onycholysis  

Identifying and Understanding Common Skin Disorders

June 1, 1995  | Article

Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.

Keywords: athlete's foot   dermatitis   eczema   effects of medications on nails   fungus  

Psoriasis Of The Nails

April 1, 1995  | Article

Psoriasis is a condition that most frequently manifests on the skin. Approximately 4% of the American population (10 million people) is affected by this disorder. Most of these patients have psoriasis that involves their nails.

Keywords: fungal infections   psoriasis  

Aging Nails Grow More Slowly

August 1, 1994  | Article

Could a client's recent surgery being affecting her nails?

Keywords: effects of medications on nails   nail separation   The Nail Doctor  

Skin Reactions Can Indicate a Product Allergy

May 1, 1994  | Article

When a client develops a rash around her fingertips or on her neck or face, she may be allergic to a chemical in a nail product you use. Determining which chemical, however, is best left to a dermatologist.

Keywords: allergic reactions  

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