Health - Topic : onychomycosis

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Send In Your Fungal Nails With the MediNail OnychoTest

June 12, 2017  | Video

MediNail offers the world's first home DNA self-test for fungal nails and bacterial biofilm. Simply "Clip It, Bag It and Ship It" and you can get your results in as little as 2-3 weeks. Visit www.onychotest.com for more information.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   MediNail   onycholysis   onychomycosis  

Something to Talk About: White Superficial Onychomycosis

April 28, 2017  | Article

White superficial onychomycosis may appear as a dusting on the tops of your clients’ toenails and requires lab results to diagnose accurately. Here’s what do to if you suspect this powdery culprit.

Keywords: fungus   onychomycosis   white superficial onychomycosis  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Yellow Nails

March 17, 2017  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses yellow nails. Causes range from cosmetic concerns — like polish staining — to medical conditions such as fungus, onycholysis, and yellow nail syndrome.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   onycholysis   onychomycosis   polish staining  

Feet Smarts: When to Refer Your Client to a Podiatrist

August 12, 2015  | Article

As a nail tech, you’ve probably seen your share of calluses, ingrown nails, fungi, and other yucky foot ailments. But how do you know when to declare “hands off” and refer your client to a podiatrist?   

Keywords: bunions   cracked heels   Footlogix   fungal infections   Gehwol  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: January 2015

December 22, 2014  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.  

Keywords: athlete's foot   Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   onychomycosis   pseudomonas  

Chemist’s Corner: Antifungal Treatments

September 29, 2014  | Article

Is nail fungus contagious? NAILS spoke to former pharmacist and now podiatrist, Dr. Bill Danzeisen, to get to the sole of the matter.

Keywords: antifungals   chemist's corner   feet   nail diseases   onychomycosis  

Three Oils Combine to Fight Fungus

March 16, 2012  | Article

New from Backscratchers Salon Systems, Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer combines oregano oil, tea tree oil, and cinnamon oil to create a natural, powerful agent that attacks nail fungus.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   onychomycosis  

Prevent Fungus in the First Place

February 22, 2012  | Article

Dr. Danzeisen and his partners developed Nourish, a line of enriched, anti-fungal nail lacquers and a nail treatment.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   nail treatments  

New Laser Technique Tackles Onychomycosis

March 22, 2011  | Article

Dr. Krista Archer, a Manhattan foot specialist, offers her patients a new treatment, an in-office laser called the CoolTouch CT3 plus CoolBreeze, that treats discolored, thickened, fungal toenails.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   nail diseases   onychomycosis  

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  

Spread the News About Onychomycosis

September 1, 2007  | Article

As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   onychomycosis  

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  

Nail Separation Anxiety

June 1, 2003  | Article

Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.

Keywords: fungal infections   lichen planus   lifting   nail separation   onycholysis  

Getting a Step Ahead of Onychomycosis

April 1, 2003  | Article

Once deemed almost impossible to treat, newer antifungal medications are claiming cure rates of 80% and higher. 

Keywords: antifungals   feet   onychomycosis  

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fungus But Were Too Disgusted to Ask

September 1, 2001  | Article

Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).

Keywords: fungus   fungus treatments   onychomycosis   yeast  
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