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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  

Teach Clients to Slow the Aging Process of Nails

October 1, 1994  | Article

The Nail Doctor explains how to keep nails youthful-looking longer.

Keywords: aging   anti-aging   The Nail Doctor  

Good Pedicurist Care Can Prevent the Need for Podiatrist Care

September 1, 1994  | Article

The majority of the problems seen by a podiatrist are directly related to improper mechanical function of the bones, joints, and muscles of the foot during walking and standing.

Keywords: callus   corns   foot care   pedicures   podiatrists  

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  

Strengthening Nails That Peel

March 1, 1994  | Article

Frequent manicures and thin overlays strengthen peeling nails while allowing the client to wear her nails natural.

Keywords: peeling nails   Vicki Peters  

Acrylic Allergy Can Cause Nails to Separate

December 1, 1993  | Article

Should a nail technician remove acrylic from a client who is suffering from tender nail beds after the nail tech recently changed product?

Keywords: acrylic allergy   allergic reactions   contact dermatitis   The Nail Doctor   workplace allergies  

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