Topic : nail diseases

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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  

leukonychia

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Leukonychia is the complete or partial whitening (spots) of the natural nail plate; usually caused by external physical damage, but other medical conditions may be responsible.

Keywords: leukonychia   nail diseases  

irritant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance capable of causing inflammation of the skin, eyes, nose, throat, or lungs.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

inverse pterygium

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An abnormal growth of skin under the free edge of the nail plate.

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ingrown nail

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A condition of the fingers and toes in which the nail grows into the sides of the tissue around the nail; improper filing of the nail and poor-fitting shoes are two causes of this disorder.

Keywords: ingrown toenails   nail diseases  

hypoallergenic

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term suggesting that the product contains less or fewer allergy-causing substances (allergens) than other equivalent products;there are no federal guidelines for defining or limiting the use of this term.

Keywords: nail diseases  

hangnails

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A hangnail, also known as agnails; a common condition in which the skin around the nail splits, usually from dryness.

Keywords: hangnails   nail diseases  

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