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Frequently Asked Questions: The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.

Keywords: allergic reactions   artificial nails   bacterial infections   brittle nails   bruised nails  

The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers your questions about strep, overgrowth, and white spots. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   brittle nails   diabetic clients   eczema   elderly clients  

The Nail Doctor

September 1, 1999  | Article

The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   fungus   fungus treatments   onycholysis  

The Nail Doctor

September 1, 1998  | Article

This month, our Nail Doctors team up to talk about bacteria spots, perimenopause, toenail fungus, and working after surgery.

Keywords: allergic reactions   antifungals   effects of medications on nails   fungal infections   peeling nails  

Hypoallergenic: What Does It Really Mean?

December 1, 1995  | Article

Some nail products are truly hypoallergenic, but don’t consider the term a guarantee against allergic reactions. Pay as much attention to client reactions as you do to product labels.

Keywords: allergic reactions  

The Nail Doctor: Nails that Break and Headaches

September 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor is back to discuss brittle nail syndrome, the effect of climate on nail growth, and what's really behind those persistent headaches.

Keywords: allergic reactions   biotin   brittle nail syndrome   effects of medications on nails   nail growth  

The Nail Doctor Returns

February 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor is back to answer your pressing questions on allergies and menopausal side effects. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   damaged nails   effect of menstruation on nails   fiberglass   nail trauma  

Avoid Skin Contact with Irritants

November 16, 1994  | Article

Anyone can get hand eczema at any time, but it is most likely to occur in people who are genetically pre-disposed, those who have wet-work jobs, those exposed to irritating or allergy-producing substances.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   healthy working   skin irritants   skin sensitivity  

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  

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  

Know the Warning Signs of Chemical Sensitivity

May 1, 1993  | Article

Tired and cranky? Bothered by headaches, nausea, or blurred vision? It may be you’re sensitive to the chemicals you work with. Short of entering a plastic bubble, learn how to protect yourself from chemical overexposure.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical overexposure   chemical safety   chemical sensitivity   healthy working  

Gloves and Barrier Creams Protect Working Hands

May 1, 1993  | Article

Protecting oneself against chemical absorption at the salon starts with the simple practice of wearing gloves or applying a barrier cream.

Keywords: allergic reactions   gloves  

Should You Switch to Formaldehyde-Free Nail Products?

January 1, 1993  | Article

Several years ago nail technicians expressed concern about the use of formaldehyde in nail polish and nail treatments because it is a know skin irritant and some people are allergic to it. However, I suspect that less than 1/10,000 of human exposure to formaldehyde comes from nail products.

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   formaldehyde-free products   The Nail Doctor  

The Nail Doctor: Some Clients Shouldn’t Wear Acrylics

December 1, 1992  | Article

I allow most patients I treat for nail disorders to keep their acrylics while undergoing therapy unless wearing them would be detrimental to their recovery.

Keywords: allergic reactions   circulation disorders   lupus   paronychia   psoriasis  

Ask the Nail Doctor

February 1, 1992  | Article

Every month, our nail doctor answers readers' questions about any health-related issue.

Keywords: allergic reactions   antifungals   effect of UV light   fungus   home remedies  

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