Health - Topic : nail diseases

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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  

Exposing Onychomycosis

March 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Great Websites for Researching Nail Health

March 1, 2005  | Article

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  | Article

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  

Closing In On Ingrown Toenails

December 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: A Tale of Two Clients

April 1, 2002  | Article

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  

The Nail Doctor Talks About Summer Nail Issues

August 1, 1998  | Article

It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.

Keywords: fungal infections   nail diseases   onychomycosis   overexposure   sweaty feet  

The Nail Doctor

June 1, 1998  | Article

The Nail Doctor tackles a handful of questions about nail fungus, damaged lunulas, and nail pitting. 

Keywords: bacterial infections   circulation disorders   elderly clients   fungal infections   lunula  

The Nail Doctor Live!

February 1, 1998  | Article

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  

Eating Carrots Will Make Your Nails Stronger ... and Other Nail Myths

March 1, 1997  | Article

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  

A Doctor's Notes on Ingrown Toenail Surgery

October 1, 1996  | Article

Ingrown toenails often become severe enough to require surgery. Dr. Mix shows you step by step what happens in the ingrown toenail surgery procedure.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Lab Report

September 1, 1996  | Article

With the tremendous technological growth in the nail industry, nail technicians are better prepared for their jobs when they are armed with correct, up-to-date information .NAILS has assembled a panel of experts in the fields of chemistry, dermatology, podiatry, and genetics to answer readers ‘ questions as they relate to the chemicals, products, and techniques they use. Led by Richard K. Scher, M.D., the panel of experts will bring the latest, most accurate information to answer nail technicians’ direct questions bimonthly. Here are the most recent findings from the panel.


Keywords: client health   nail diseases   reader questions  

Cancer Of The Nails

March 1, 1995  | Article

Just as the skin is, the nail unit is susceptible to cancer.

Keywords: cancer   disease treatment   nail diseases  

Regular Maintenance Can Prevent Nail Thickening

March 1, 1995  | Article

Why do natural nails get thick? Why do they change colors? Why do some natural nails become painful or infected?

Keywords: cutting nails   disease treatment   nail diseases   ram's horn  

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