Topic : nail diseases

31 - 45 of 156
Previous Next

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.

Keywords: nail diseases  

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  

hammertoe

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints. It is a progressive problem that could appear on one or all of the toes, hammertoe must be corrected early if sufferers hope to avoid surgery.

Keywords: foot disorders   hammertoes   nail diseases  

ganglion cyst

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Cystic swellings under the skin, generally in the wrist or the upper surface of the foot; a ganglion develops when a jelly-like substance accumulates in one of two places — a joint capsule or a tendon sheath — and causes it to balloon out; usually painless and harmless, it can be surgically treated by draining it with a needle, applying pressure after puncturing it, or surgically removing it.

Keywords: nail diseases  

furrows

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Also known as corrugations, long ridges that run either lengthwise or across the nail; some lengthwise ridges are normal in adult nails, and they increase with age; lengthwise ridges can also be caused by conditions such as psoriasis, poor circulation, and frostbite; ridges that run across the nail can be caused by conditions such as high fever, pregnancy, a zinc deficiency, and measles in childhood.

Keywords: nail diseases  

fungus

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Microscopic plants such as mold, dermatophyte, and yeast; only two members of this family can form colonies in or under the natural nail and under artificial nails; one of these is a yeast called candida albicans and the other is a dematophyte called trichophyton rubrum; if improperly treated, they may lead to serious medical problems; the technical term for fungus is onychomycosis.

Keywords: nail diseases  

eggshell nails

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Nails that are thin, white, and curved over the free edge; the condition is caused by improper diet, internal disease, medication, or nervous disorders.

Keywords: nail diseases  

edema

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A swelling of the tissues due to a localized accumulation of water or fluid.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases  

discolored nail

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A condition in which the nail turns a variety of colors including yellow, blue-gray, green, red, and purple; discoloration can be caused by poor blood circulation, heart conditions, or topical or oral medications, and can be indicative of any number of disorders.

Keywords: nail diseases  

dermatitis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An inflammation of the skin characterized by redness, rash, swelling, cracking, itching, pain, etc.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   nail diseases   skin care  

cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The fastest-growing type of occupation-related injury involving inflammation of tissues; can cause painful and crippling illness that may be permanent if not treated properly.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   nail diseases  

Encyclopedia

George Schaeffer has built OPI Products, an extraordinary nail care company, through an acute business sense and an extraordinary commitment to...
Learn More

Featured Products & Promotions   |   Advertisement

Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

Industry Statistics for

View All

VietSALON

The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

Subscribe to NAILS & SAVE!

Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift
Subscribe Today!

Please sign in or register to .    Close
Loading...
 
Subscribe Today
Subscribe Today