March 27, 2011
Organic soap company Vermont Soapworks has teamed up with PediFix to create Fungasoap, an all-natural liquid soap that fights foot fungus. The soap is enriched with tea tree oil, an essential oil that has been used to fight fungal infections for centuries.
Keywords: all-natural antifungals athlete's foot fungal infections fungus
March 22, 2011
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
December 30, 2010
Ringworm is a type of fungal infection, often picked up while traveling.
Keywords: fungal infections ringworm skin diseases
July 1, 2008
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
June 1, 2008
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
February 1, 2008
Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.
Keywords: callus foot care fungal infections fungus
September 1, 2007
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
June 1, 2005
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
October 1, 2004
I have lost several clients who work in the medical field because they are no longer allowed to wear acrylic nails. What can you tell me about acrylic versus natural nails in terms of spreading bacteria?
Keywords: fungal infections ingrown toenails nurses and artificial nails
June 1, 2003
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
February 1, 2000
Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.
Keywords: allergic reactions artificial nails bacterial infections brittle nails bruised nails
September 1, 1998
This month, our Nail Doctors team up to talk about bacteria spots, perimenopause, toenail fungus, and working after surgery.
Keywords: allergic reactions antifungals effects of medications on nails fungal infections peeling nails
August 1, 1998
It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.
Keywords: fungal infections nail diseases onychomycosis overexposure sweaty feet
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