February 1, 2008
Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.
Keywords: callus foot care fungal infections fungus
September 1, 2007
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
June 1, 2005
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
October 1, 2004
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
June 1, 2003
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
February 1, 2000
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
September 1, 1998
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
August 1, 1998
It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.
Keywords: fungal infections nail diseases onychomycosis overexposure sweaty feet
June 1, 1998
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
November 1, 1997
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
July 1, 1997
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
June 1, 1997
The Nail Doctor tackles your pressing questions on nail injuries and arthritis.
Keywords: arthritic clients fungal infections lifting longitudinal grooves nail injuries
January 1, 1997
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
January 1, 1996
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