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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  

What Are Ingrown Nails?

December 1, 2008  | Article

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   skin conditions  

What Are Beau's Lines?

November 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Rumor Has It

September 1, 2008  | Article

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   salon sanitation  

What Is Eczema?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.

Keywords: client health   eczema   nail diseases   Skin Care   skin conditions  

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

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  

What Are Splinter Hemorrhages?

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

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April 1, 2008  | Product

New and improved formula is healthier since it no longer contains phthalates.

Keywords: client health   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   fast dry top coats   nail diseases   Poshe  

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008  | Article

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  

What Is Pterygium

March 1, 2008  | Article

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  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Here’s the Scoop (Scoop Nails, That Is)

August 1, 2006  | Article

Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.

Keywords: koilonychia   nail diseases   scoop nails  

When Darker Isn’t Better

July 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Seeing White Spots

March 1, 2006  | Article

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  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

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  

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