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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  

It is Athlete’s Foot Or Eczema?

December 1, 1993  | Article

Athlete’s foot and eczema may produce the same symptoms, but their causes and treatments are very different.

Keywords: athlete's foot   eczema  

Nail Treatments Provide A Temporary Armor For Brittle Nails

November 1, 1993  | Article

Keywords: brittle nails   peeling nails   The Nail Doctor  

Internal Disorders Can Affect the Nails

September 1, 1993  | Article

What causes nail color changes?

Keywords: nail discoloration  

Nail Pigment Changes Can Mean Cancer

July 1, 1993  | Article

Keywords: cancer   melanonychia   nail injuries  

Cuticles Help Protect Against Infection

June 1, 1993  | Article

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  

How Do Nails Grow?

May 1, 1993  | Article

Keywords: nail growth  

The Stories Nails Tell

April 1, 1993  | Article

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  

Patch Test Pinpoint Causes Of Allergies

March 1, 1993  | Article

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  

Clients And Technicians Can Live With Contact Dermatitis

February 1, 1993  | Article

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  

The Nail Doctor: Some Clients Shouldn’t Wear Acrylics

December 1, 1992  | Article

Keywords: allergic reactions   circulation disorders   lupus   paronychia   psoriasis  

Ingrown Nails Are Preventable

June 1, 1992  | Article

Keywords: ingrown toenails   The Nail Doctor  

Help Clients Break Habits

January 1, 1992  | Article

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  

Don't Ignore Minor Infections

December 1, 1991  | Article

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  

Nutrition and Nails

September 1, 1991  | Article

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.

Keywords: nutrition  

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