February 1, 2008
This common infection of the feet is most often characterized by cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. In the majority of cases, it responds well to self care.
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February 1, 2008
Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.
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November 1, 2007
Lifestyle factors affect the health of our feet. Obesity, poor circulation, and even the choice of shoe can lead to serious foot conditions.
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March 1, 2005
There is a wealth of information about nail diseases and nail health online. Our online correspondent, Debbie Doerrlamm, takes you to some top sites.
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February 1, 2005
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.
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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.
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September 1, 2001
Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).
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September 1, 1999
The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis.
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February 1, 1999
The Nail Doctor on brittle nail syndrome, psoriasis and acrylics, and breakage.
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March 1, 1997
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.
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June 1, 1995
Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.
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March 1, 1994
Salon sanitation is the biggest issue facing you as a professional today. If you do not abide by the codes of sanitation outlined by your state board, you risk losing not only your license but your reputation and clients as well.
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February 1, 1992
Every month, our nail doctor answers readers' questions about any health-related issue.
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