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Great Websites for Researching Nail Health

March 1, 2005  | Article

There is a wealth of information about nail diseases and nail health online. Our online correspondent, Debbie Doerrlamm, takes you to some top sites.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   fungus   nail diseases  


February 1, 2005  | Article

Having a nail infection is never fun, but luckily pseudomonas bacteria is one nail disease that can be eliminated fairly easily. Find out what causes the “greenies” and how you can ensure your clients won’t have ever have to deal with this ugly disorder.

Keywords: fungus   mold   nail diseases   pseudomonas  

Bacteria: Back to the Basics

October 1, 2002  | Article

As a nail tech, you come in close contact with a number of people on a regular basis, in a type of interaction that makes the spread of bacteria and disease not only possible, but likely. With the recent spotlight on bacteria-related mishaps in the nail industry, we decided to revisit its history, causes, and remedies.

Keywords: bacteria   bacterial infections   fungus   nail separation   nail trauma  

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fungus But Were Too Disgusted to Ask

September 1, 2001  | Article

Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).

Keywords: fungus   fungus treatments   onychomycosis   yeast  

FDA Approve Antifungal Nail Treatment

March 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: antifungals   fungus  

Rub Your Toes the Right Way

February 1, 2000  | Article

Can Vicks VapoRub cure nail fungus? It’s deep-heating, but is it antifungal? When nail technician Pam Karousis of Nail Designs Unlimited in Cortland, Ohio, read an article in her local paper suggesting that Vicks VapoRub can cure toenail fun­gus she was understandably skeptical.


Keywords: diy   fungus   fungus treatments   natural treatments   over the counter treatments  

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: Splinter Hemorrhages Are Bleeding Under the Nail

August 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: effects of medications on nails   fungus   onychomycosis   psoriasis   Raynaud's Disease  

The Nail Doctor

February 1, 1999  | Article

The Nail Doctor on brittle nail syndrome, psoriasis and acrylics, and breakage. 

Keywords: biotin   brittle nail syndrome   effects of medications on nails   elderly clients   formaldehyde-free products  

The Lab Reports Panel Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 1998  | Article

First question is: Is it okay to clean your brush in acetone instead of monomer, or soak it in acetone if build-up is present?

Keywords: brush care   formaldehyde   fungus   The Help Desk   toluene  

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  

Eating Carrots Will Make Your Nails Stronger ... and Other Nail Myths

March 1, 1997  | Article

There are just about as many myths circulating about nail care as there are Elvis’ whereabouts. As a nail technician you have a responsibility to your clients to know what constitutes good nail care practice … and what is just plain hogwash.


Keywords: CND   fungus   nail diseases   polish  

Identifying and Understanding Common Skin Disorders

June 1, 1995  | Article

Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.

Keywords: athlete's foot   dermatitis   eczema   effects of medications on nails   fungus  

Salon Sanitation: For The Health Of Your Business

March 1, 1994  | Article

Salon sanitation is the biggest issue facing you as a professional today. If you do not abide by the codes of sanitation outlined by your state board, you risk losing not only your license but your reputation and clients as well.

Keywords: AIDS   Backscratchers   disinfection   Flowery   fungus  

Can Fungal Infections be Passed from Client to Client?

February 1, 1994  | Article

Paul Kechijian answers questions on nail infections, how to deal with unpleasant fungus and a frequent nail-biter. 

Keywords: acetone/removal products   fungal infections   fungus   nail biting   The Nail Doctor  

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