September 1, 2009
The new treatment for fungal nails is not only safe, but it’s proving much more effective than the currently available oral antifungal medications, which may have side effects. Introduced in 2008, the treatment involves a small laser beam that is moved over the surface area of the toenail, instantly killing the fungal spores in the nail bed while leaving healthy tissues intact.
Keywords: fungus nail diseases
June 1, 2008
Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.
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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, 2003
At a recent tradeshow I saw an abundance of products that have been developed in direct response to a recent industry disaster, and it got me thinking.
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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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March 1, 2000
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February 1, 2000
Can Vicks VapoRub cure nail fungus? It’s deep-heating, but is it antifungal? When nail technician Pam Karousis of Nail Designs Unlimited in Cortland, Ohio, read an article in her local paper suggesting that Vicks VapoRub can cure toenail fungus she was understandably skeptical.
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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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