December 1, 1993
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
December 1, 1993
Athlete’s foot and eczema may produce the same symptoms, but their causes and treatments are very different.
Keywords: athlete's foot eczema
September 1, 1993
What causes nail color changes?
Keywords: nail discoloration
June 1, 1993
Although structurally small, the cuticle plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and function of the nail and its surrounding tissues.
Keywords: cuticle treatments cuticles fungal infections health
April 1, 1993
Nails don’t talk, hut they do reveal a lot about: a persons lifestyle and grooming habits. And, if you know what to look for, they also reveal signs of poor health.
Keywords: effects of medications on nails The Nail Doctor
March 1, 1993
When a client exhibits redness, small blisters, swelling, separation of the nail plate from the nail bed, or tenderness of the nail bed and nail folds, this usually indicates contact dermatitis, a skin allergy to a product or ingredient.
Keywords: contact dermatitis
February 1, 1993
Does red, rough skin, small blisters, and separated nails sound familiar? What you may be calling a fungal infection could be an allergy to nail products.
Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis contact dermatitis working with doctors
January 1, 1992
It’s not uncommon to see clients with nail deformities characterized by ridges on the nail plate. Called habit tic, it is a benign habit that often relieves a person’s anxiety.
Keywords: habit tic
December 1, 1991
Information about mild or serious infections will help you understand the importance of your own hygiene as well as increase your appreciation of the complexity of the nail area and make you aware of when a patient needs medical care.
Keywords: nail diseases
September 1, 1991
Nail technicians may perpetuate the myth of diet-caused nail problems by encouraging clients with these complaints to take vitamin supplements to strengthen their nails. But nutrition is a much overrated factor in the nails’ condition.