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Raynaud’s Syndrome

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Raynaud’s Syndrome is a condition characterized by blood vessels in the hands and feet that spasm and temporarily cut off blood flow to the digits, most commonly found among otherwise healthy women ages 20-40; people with Raynaud’s have a higher risk for infection due to poor circulation in their extremities during a spasm.

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psoriasis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, red, raised areas that develop silvery scales; also causes pitting, splitting, and discoloration of the nail plate.

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primary irritant

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance that causes acute or immediate irritation to skin and/or soft tissue.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

primary allergen

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance that can cause acute or immediate allergic reactions, for example, poison ivy is a primary allergen.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

plantar fasciitis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissues that runs from the heel to the toes. Along the bottom of your foot runs a thick band of connective tissue.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   plantar fasciitis  

pathogen

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A microorganism that is capable of causing disease.

Keywords: nail diseases  

onychorrhexis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Onychorrhexis refers to split or brittle nails that also have a series of lengthwise ridges; can be caused by injury to the fingers, excessive use of cuticle solvents, nail polish removers, and careless or rough filling.

Keywords: brittle nails   nail diseases   onychorrhexis  

onychoptosis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A condition in which part or all of the nail sheds periodically and falls off the finger; it can affect one or more nails; it can occur during or after certain diseases of the body, such as syphilis, as a result of fever and system upsets, as a reaction to prescription drugs, or as a result of trauma.

Keywords: nail diseases  

onychomycosis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Onychomycosis is an infectious disease caused by a fungus (vegetable parasite); a common form is whitish patches that can be scraped off the surface.

Keywords: nail diseases   onychomycosis  

onycholysis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A condition in which the nail loosens from the nail bed, beginning usually at the free edge and continuing to the lunula, but does not come off; it is caused by an internal disorder, trauma, infection, or certain drug treatments.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

onychia

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An inflammation somewhere in the nail; the tissue at the base of the nail may be red and swollen and pus may form; it is often caused by improperly disinfected manicuring implements.

Keywords: nail diseases  

onychauxis (or hypertrophy)

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Onychauxis, which is the medical term for an overgrowth or thickening of the nail, reveals nothing to the casual observer, the tech, or the doctor. Many times, in fact, onychauxis is a natural part of aging.

Keywords: elderly clients   nail diseases   nail injuries   onychauxis  

onychatrophia

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Onychatrophia, also known as atrophy; describes the wasting away of the nail; the nail loses its shine, shrinks, and falls off. Many people are familiar with the concept of atrophy.

Keywords: nail diseases  

nail disease/disorder

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A condition caused by injury to the nail or disease or imbalance in the body.

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mold

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A fungus infection of the nail that is usually caused when moisture seeps between an artificial nail and the free edge of the nail; mold starts with a yellow-green color and darkens to black if not treated by a doctor; clients with mold should be referred to a doctor.

Keywords: nail diseases  

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