Health - Topic : nail diseases

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What Is Arthritis Pain?

April 1, 2010  | Article

Arthritis is so common, it’s easy to approach it with a grin-and-bear-it attitude. However, nail services can often offer clients temporary relief from the persistent pain of arthritis.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

March 1, 2010  | Article

Painful and often persistent, plantar fasciitis can be troublesome to treat because what is necessary seems nearly impossible.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases  

What Are Corns?

February 1, 2010  | Article

Though a common ailment, corns can often be avoided by something as simple as changing one’s shoes.

Keywords: diabetic clients   feet   nail diseases  

What Are Pincer Nails?

January 1, 2010  | Article

A common and potentially painful condition, pincer nails can often be avoided by careful detection and proper care.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases  

What Is Skin Cancer?

December 1, 2009  | Article

Gone are the days when we slathered baby oil on our skin and competed with each other for the darkest skin tone. However, factors other than the sun play a role in the development of skin cancer, so even those who use the highest SPF can still be at risk. Learn to recognize changes in the skin that could indicate skin cancer and educate your clients about the importance of early treatment.

Keywords: nail diseases   skin cancer  

What Is Alopecia Areata?

September 1, 2009  | Article

Because alopecia areata is known to make an appearance on the nails, techs should be aware of this emotional, and often life-altering, disease.

Keywords: alopecia areata   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   client health   nail diseases   skin diseases  

Laser Fungal Treatment Twice as Effective as Pills

September 1, 2009  | Article

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  

What Is Raynaud's Disease?

August 1, 2009  | Article

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  

What Is Yellow Nail Syndrome?

July 1, 2009  | Article

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  

What Is Onychophagy?

June 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Woodward Launches At-Home Screening Test for Nail Fungus

May 1, 2009  | Article

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  

What Are Spoon Nails?

April 1, 2009  | Article

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  

What Is Pseudomonas?

March 1, 2009  | Article

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   salon sanitation  

What Is Paronychia?

January 1, 2009  | Article

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  

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