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The Nail Doctor: Splitting Nails and Pregnancy Precautions

January 1, 1994  | Article

The Nail Doctor is back to tell us about nail deformities and the safety of artificial nails during pregnancy.

Keywords: chemical safety   pregnant clients   splitting nails   The Nail Doctor  

Acrylic Allergy Can Cause Nails to Separate

December 1, 1993  | Article

Should a nail technician remove acrylic from a client who is suffering from tender nail beds after the nail tech recently changed product?

Keywords: acrylic allergy   allergic reactions   contact dermatitis   The Nail Doctor   workplace allergies  

It is Athlete’s Foot Or Eczema?

December 1, 1993  | Article

Athlete’s foot and eczema may produce the same symptoms, but their causes and treatments are very different.

Keywords: athlete's foot   eczema   The Nail Doctor  

Nail Treatments Provide A Temporary Armor For Brittle Nails

November 1, 1993  | Article

Keywords: brittle nails   peeling nails   The Nail Doctor  

The Nail Doctor: Brown Lines and Acetone

October 1, 1993  | Article

The Nail Doctor helps us interpret brown lines on our nails, and the potential effects of acetone.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   cancer   splinter hemorrhage   The Nail Doctor  

Internal Disorders Can Affect the Nails

September 1, 1993  | Article

Determining the cause of a change in nail color can be difficult, but knowing when the change occurred – while the nail plate was being formed or after it developed – is helpful.

Keywords: nail discoloration   The Nail Doctor  

The Stories Nails Tell

April 1, 1993  | Article

Nails don’t talk, hut they do reveal a lot about: a persons lifestyle and grooming habits. And, if you know what to look for, they also reveal signs of poor health.

Keywords: effects of medications on nails   The Nail Doctor  

Damage to Matrix Can Permanently Deform Nail

February 16, 1993  | Article

The only way wearing acrylics could have contributed to the damage is by rough manicuring.

Keywords: The Nail Doctor  

Should You Switch to Formaldehyde-Free Nail Products?

January 1, 1993  | Article

Several years ago nail technicians expressed concern about the use of formaldehyde in nail polish and nail treatments because it is a know skin irritant and some people are allergic to it. However, I suspect that less than 1/10,000 of human exposure to formaldehyde comes from nail products.

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   formaldehyde-free products   The Nail Doctor  

Ingrown Nails Are Preventable

June 1, 1992  | Article

Ingrown nails are most common on the big toes because people wear tight shoes that press on the skin around the big toe, jamming it into the side of the nail.

Keywords: ingrown toenails   The Nail Doctor  

Ask the Nail Doctor: Nail Separation

May 16, 1992  | Article

The nail is an amazing structure, and a healthy nail is too hard and too dry for bacteria to invade.

Keywords: formaldehyde   nail separation   psoriasis   The Nail Doctor  

Debunking the Fungus Myth

April 1, 1992  | Article

Fungal infections of the fingernail are relatively rare and can only be treated with internal prescription medications.

Keywords: fungus   fungus treatments   The Nail Doctor  

The Nail Doctor: Bandaging Aggravates Nail Ailments

March 1, 1992  | Article

Covering problem nails with a bandage is the most common aggravating factor I see in nail disorders.

Keywords: The Nail Doctor  

Help Clients Break Habits

January 1, 1992  | Article

It’s not uncommon to see clients with nail deformities characterized by ridges on the nail plate. Called habit tic, it is a benign habit that often relieves a person’s anxiety.

Keywords: habit tic   The Nail Doctor  

The Nail Doctor: Avoid Spreading Warts Viruses

October 1, 1991  | Article

Warts are a common problem caused by contagious viruses. All warts come from direct or indirect contact with another wart. Each wart makes millions of viruses each day that can be passed to other people and cause warts.

Keywords: The Nail Doctor   warts  

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