Topic : nail diseases

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What Is Eczema?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.

Keywords: client health   eczema   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

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  

What Are Splinter Hemorrhages?

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Poshé Super-Fast Drying TopCoat

April 1, 2008  | Product

New and improved formula is healthier since it no longer contains phthalates.

Keywords: client health   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   fast dry top coats   nail diseases   Poshe  

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.

Keywords: nail diseases   psoriasis   skin conditions  

What Is Pterygium

March 1, 2008  | Article

Pterygium is a medical condition in which the skin grabs onto the nail plate and grows forward as the nails grows out. Nail techs are well positioned to identify this rare disorder in its early stages.

Keywords: nail diseases   pterygium  

The Art of Foot Reading [What Your Clients’ Feet Reveal About Them]

May 1, 2007  | Article

You might think a bunion or ingrown toenail is indicative of nothing more profound than too-tight shoes. But according to professional foot reader Jane Sheehan, our feet and toenails can lead insight into our personalities and emotional makeup.

Keywords: damaged toenails   foot care   nail diseases  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   nail trauma   subungual hematoma  

Here’s the Scoop (Scoop Nails, That Is)

August 1, 2006  | Article

Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.

Keywords: koilonychia   nail diseases   scoop nails  

When Darker Isn’t Better

July 1, 2006  | Article

These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.

Keywords: client health   melanonychia   nail diseases  

Seeing White Spots

March 1, 2006  | Article

Don’t be alarmed if you notice your client’s nails turning white. It’s most likely a case of leukonychia and while it sounds serious, in reality, the discoloration may simply be a result of a minor injury to the nail.

Keywords: leukonychia   nail diseases   white spots  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Exposing Onychomycosis

March 1, 2005  | Article

Better known as a fungal infection, this unsightly nail condition can cause nails to become brittle, yellow, and worse, even cause pain. Find out what causes it and what you can do in the salon to help minimize the risk of your clients getting it.

Keywords: nail diseases   onychomycosis  

Great Websites for Researching Nail Health

March 1, 2005  | Article

There is a wealth of information about nail diseases and nail health online. Our online correspondent, Debbie Doerrlamm, takes you to some top sites.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   fungus   nail diseases  


February 1, 2005  | Article

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.

Keywords: fungus   mold   nail diseases   pseudomonas  

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