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Spread the News About Onychomycosis

September 1, 2007  | Article

As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   onychomycosis  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months

Keywords: elderly clients   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   splinter hemorrhage  

Help Desk

October 1, 2004  | Article

I have lost several clients who work in the medical field because they are no longer allowed to wear acrylic nails. What can you tell me about acrylic versus natural nails in terms of spreading bacteria?

Keywords: fungal infections   ingrown toenails   nurses and artificial nails  

Nail Separation Anxiety

June 1, 2003  | Article

Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.

Keywords: fungal infections   lichen planus   lifting   nail separation   onycholysis  

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: Cold Weather Can Affect Nails

December 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: bacterial infections   brittle nail syndrome   brittle nails   cold weather techniques   effect of weather on nails  

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  

The Nail Doctor Talks About Summer Nail Issues

August 1, 1998  | Article

It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.

Keywords: fungal infections   nail diseases   onychomycosis   overexposure   sweaty feet  

The Nail Doctor

June 1, 1998  | Article

The Nail Doctor tackles a handful of questions about nail fungus, damaged lunulas, and nail pitting. 

Keywords: bacterial infections   circulation disorders   elderly clients   fungal infections   lunula  

Green Monsters

November 1, 1997  | Article

Fungal infections of the nails are to nail salons what Elvis sightings are to the National Enquirer — rumored to be everywhere but with no documented proof.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments  

Lab Reports Answers Your Technical Questions

July 1, 1997  | Article

Our panel of experts tackles herpes, the effect of medications on nails, and acrylic lifing. 

Keywords: effect of hornones on nails   effect of menstruation on nails   effect of vitamins on nails   fungal infections   herpes  

The Nail Doctor: Grooved Nails and Lifted Plates

June 1, 1997  | Article

The Nail Doctor tackles your pressing questions on nail injuries and arthritis. 

Keywords: arthritic clients   fungal infections   lifting   longitudinal grooves   nail injuries  

Lab Reports

January 1, 1997  | Article

One of my clients has what looks like tiny splinters between her nail bed and nail plate. They are very small, dark, straight lines that appear throughout the nail. Should she see a doctor?

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   fungal infections   healthy working  

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  

The Nail Doctor: Super-Size Edition

July 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers all of your pressing questions and revisits the topic of menstruation's effects on the nails. 

Keywords: acetone/removal products   bacterial infections   effect of menopause on nails   fungal infections   The Nail Doctor  

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