April 23, 2012
In 2000, Watsonville, Calif., was the site of a major bacterial outbreak (Mycobacterium fortuitum) that infected at least 110 clients in a high-volume salon and left them with lesions on their legs.
Keywords: bacterial infections Watsonville
April 23, 2012
Mycobacterium fortuitum is the organism associated with the Watsonville bacterial infection outbreak in 2000.
Keywords: bacteria bacterial infections pedicure sanitation Watsonville
March 7, 2012
Familiar to nail techs because it can turn clients’ nails green, pseudomonas is a common bacteria that thrives in many environments.
Keywords: bacterial infections pseudomonas Under the Microscope
October 1, 2002
As a nail tech, you come in close contact with a number of people on a regular basis, in a type of interaction that makes the spread of bacteria and disease not only possible, but likely. With the recent spotlight on bacteria-related mishaps in the nail industry, we decided to revisit its history, causes, and remedies.
Keywords: bacteria bacterial infections fungus nail separation nail trauma
February 1, 2000
Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.
Keywords: allergic reactions bacterial infections brittle nails effect of weather on nails fungal infections
June 1, 1998
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
July 1, 1995
The Nail Doctor answers all of your pressing questions and revisits the topic of menstruation's effects on the nails.
Keywords: acetone/removal products bacterial infections effect of menopause on nails fungal infections The Nail Doctor
August 1, 1993
Green discoloration of the nail plate is the most common change in nail color of the fingernails. Yellow-green, green, and green-black discolorations of the nail plate are caused by pseudomonas bacteria, which can grow in the cleft between the nail plate and nail bed at the base of the nail.
Keywords: bacterial infections nail discoloration nail diseases