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
March 1, 2008
Pterygium is a medical condition in which the skin grabs onto the nail plate and grows forward as the nails grows out. Nail techs are well positioned to identify this rare disorder in its early stages.
Keywords: nail diseases pterygium
December 1, 2006
Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.
Keywords: client health nail diseases nail trauma subungual hematoma
July 1, 2006
These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.
Keywords: client health melanonychia nail diseases
March 1, 2006
Don’t be alarmed if you notice your client’s nails turning white. It’s most likely a case of leukonychia and while it sounds serious, in reality, the discoloration may simply be a result of a minor injury to the nail.
Keywords: leukonychia nail diseases white spots
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
March 1, 2005
Better known as a fungal infection, this unsightly nail condition can cause nails to become brittle, yellow, and worse, even cause pain. Find out what causes it and what you can do in the salon to help minimize the risk of your clients getting it.
Keywords: nail diseases onychomycosis
March 1, 2005
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
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
December 1, 2002
Wearing tight, closed-toed shoes is an invitation for ingrown toenails. Soreness, irritation, and pain are just a few symptoms clients live with. Here we give you tried-and-true solutions to ease client discomfort.
Keywords: ingrown toenails nail diseases pedicure implements
April 1, 2002
Looks aren’t everything when it comes to a client’s health: To know which ones have Raynaud’s Phenomenon, you need to ask. And you do need to ask, as two clients’ tales will tell.
Keywords: nail diseases Raynaud's Disease special needs clients
August 1, 1998
It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.
Keywords: fungal infections nail diseases onychomycosis overexposure sweaty feet
February 1, 1998
Salon owners and nail technicians from all over the world came to hear their favorite dermatologist discuss everything you need to know about nail disorders.
Keywords: nail diseases The Nail Doctor
October 1, 1997
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