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Under the Microscope: Onycholysis

June 24, 2011  | Article

Onycholysis is a condition that causes nails to separate from the nail bed. If addressed quickly, this common nail disorder poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: nail diseases   onycholysis   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Splinter Hemorrhages

May 19, 2011  | Article

A splinter hemorrhage is a small area of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails that usually requires no treatment.

Keywords: nail diseases   Under the Microscope  

New Laser Technique Tackles Onychomycosis

March 22, 2011  | Article

Dr. Krista Archer, a Manhattan foot specialist, offers her patients a new treatment, an in-office laser called the CoolTouch CT3 plus CoolBreeze, that treats discolored, thickened, fungal toenails.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   nail diseases   onychomycosis  

Under the Microscope: Pterygium

February 28, 2011  | Article

Pterygium is an adhesion between the skin surrounding the nail and the area under the nail plate.

Keywords: nail diseases   pterygium   skin diseases  

What Is Onychatrophia?

January 1, 2011  | Article

“Atrophy” is simply the wasting away of a part of the body. The same thing can happen to nails.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Help Clients Prepare for a Visit to the Nail Doctor

December 1, 2010  | Article

Be an informed patient by avioding common mistakes and misperceptions about a visit for you first nail evaluation. 

Keywords: client issues   nail diseases   working with doctors  

Diagnosing Different Nail Types

November 16, 2010  | Article

Not all nails are perfect. Some are thin, some are ridged, and some have cracks and tears. But luckily techs have a number of natural nail products to strengthen and treat a variety of nails. Here’s a quick guide from Nail Tek’s Mary Jo Zwirowski.

Keywords: nail diseases   Nail Tek   nail treatments   natural nail care  

What Is Hammertoe?

October 1, 2010  | Article

A progressive problem that could appear on one or all of the toes, hammertoe must be corrected early if sufferers hope to avoid surgery.

Keywords: Feet   nail diseases   pedicures  

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Get a Doctor in Your Corner

September 1, 2010  | Article

Medical and beauty professionals need not be at odds with each other. Instead, techs can help create a bridge between professions, with multiple benefits to both tech and doctor.

Keywords: business tools   diabetic clients   nail diseases   networking  

What Is Onychauxis?

August 1, 2010  | Article

In and of themselves, thick nails pose no danger to a client, but they often indicate a larger problem. Techs can protect themselves and their clients if they proceed with caution. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   nail diseases   onychauxis   skin conditions  

What Is Onychogryphosis?

July 1, 2010  | Article

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve. Techs may be more familiar with the term “ram’s horn,” which is the common description given to this condition.

Keywords: nail diseases  

What Is Foot Odor?

June 1, 2010  | Article

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for open-toed shoes and perfectly polished piggies. But not everybody looks forward to the time when shoes are optional. Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet — and an unpleasant foot odor.

Keywords: nail diseases   pedicures  

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

Keywords: Feet   nail diseases   pedicures   skin care  

What Is Subungual Hematoma?

May 1, 2010  | Article

Subungual hematomas are caused by injury to the nail. Most commonly this happens in two ways: either through blunt trauma or through repetitive pressure.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail injuries   subungual hematoma  

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