September 1, 2009
The new treatment for fungal nails is not only safe, but it’s proving much more effective than the currently available oral antifungal medications, which may have side effects. Introduced in 2008, the treatment involves a small laser beam that is moved over the surface area of the toenail, instantly killing the fungal spores in the nail bed while leaving healthy tissues intact.
Keywords: fungus nail diseases
August 1, 2009
Nail technicians should be aware of Raynaud's Disease which produces a stark change in the look of fingers and toes.
Keywords: client health nail diseases Raynaud's Disease
July 1, 2009
Notably different than nails stained yellow from polish, yellow nail syndrome could indicate a more serious health concern with the respiratory or lymphatic systems.
Keywords: nail diseases special needs clients yellow nail syndrome
June 1, 2009
Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may need not only the attention of a good nail tech, but also an appointment with a professional who can help with behavior modification.
Keywords: client health nail biting nail diseases
May 1, 2009
Woodward Lab's kit helps diagnose toenail and fingernail fungus in the privacy of your own home.
Keywords: client health fungus treatments nail diseases Woodward Labs
April 1, 2009
Spoon nails are a common nail abnormality that can be easily overlooked because the mildest cases are hard to recognize. But be observant; early detection can alert clients to the early stages of a more serious medical condition.
Keywords: client health koilonychia nail diseases spoon nails
March 1, 2009
Oh, that dreaded feeling that comes over a tech when she picks up a client’s hand and spots her green nemesis.
Keywords: disinfection nail diseases pseudomonas sanitation
January 1, 2009
Paronychia may start off as a small annoyance, but it can turn into a big problem. Early detection and treatment are a tech’s best defense against this potentially painful infection.
Keywords: nail diseases
December 1, 2008
Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care. Techs can recommend treatment, but ingrown nails, also called onychocryptosis, could likely require a trip to the doctor.
Keywords: nail diseases nail health skin conditions
November 1, 2008
Unattractive lines that run horizontally across the nails, Beau’s lines present an excellent opportunity for techs to showcase their skills.
Keywords: Beau's lines nail diseases
September 1, 2008
Your client is the type who believes everything she hears. If it’s published on the Internet, it must be true, right? Luckily, you know better. Educate your clients on the truth behind 10 common nail misconceptions with this convenient handout.
Keywords: disinfection health nail diseases sanitation
August 1, 2008
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.
Keywords: autoimmune issues client health eczema nail diseases nail health
July 1, 2008
Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.
Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails fungal infections nail diseases nail separation onycholysis
June 1, 2008
They get their name from their resemblance to a little splinter wedged under the nail. In most cases, these small thin lines are harmless. But techs should be aware they could signal a larger problem.
Keywords: fungal infections nail diseases nail trauma psoriasis splinter hemorrhage
April 1, 2008
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.
Keywords: nail diseases psoriasis skin conditions