Topic : nail diseases

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Under the Microscope: Onycholysis

June 24, 2011  | Article

Onycholysis is a condition that causes nails to separate from the nail bed. If addressed quickly, this common nail disorder poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: nail diseases   onycholysis   Under the Microscope  

alopecia areata

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Because Alopecia Areata can appear on the nails, techs should be aware of this emotional, and often life-altering disease. The nail changes associated with alopecia usually accompany the hair loss, but may or follow the onset of alopecia by months or years.

Keywords: alopecia areata   nail diseases  

allergic contact dermatitis

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin and often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   contact dermatitis   nail diseases  

Under the Microscope: Splinter Hemorrhages

May 19, 2011  | Article

A splinter hemorrhage is a small area of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails that usually requires no treatment.

Keywords: nail diseases   Under the Microscope  

carpal tunnel syndrome

April 4, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes pain, numbness, and muscular weakness in the thumb, index, and middle fingers, caused by compression of a major sensorimotor nerve at the wrist, usually due to inflammation, trauma, or injury caused by repetitive motion; nail technicians are prone to this condition because of the repetitive nature of their work, but it can be prevented or alleviated with proper work habits. Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress disorders can be prevented.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   nail diseases  

New Laser Technique Tackles Onychomycosis

March 22, 2011  | Article

Dr. Krista Archer, a Manhattan foot specialist, offers her patients a new treatment, an in-office laser called the CoolTouch CT3 plus CoolBreeze, that treats discolored, thickened, fungal toenails.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   nail diseases   onychomycosis  

Nail Dilemmas

March 7, 2011  | News

Glamour offers advice on four types of nail dilemmas and which warning signs to be on the lookout for.

Keywords: health   nail diseases  

longitudinal grooves

March 5, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Not to be confused with Beau's lines (which are horizontal grooves), longitudinal grooves are vertical grooves that are caused by trauma to a specific area of nail growth.

Keywords: Beau's lines   longitudinal grooves   nail diseases  

splinter hemorrhage

March 5, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding under fingernails or toenails that take the shape of straight lines and may be caused by damage to the vessels; appear as narrow red to reddish brown hemorrhages beneath the nails that run in the direction of nail growth and are named splinter hemorrhage because they have the appearance of a splinter beneath the fingernail; may be caused by microscopic clots that damage the small capillaries under the nails

Keywords: nail diseases   splinter hemorrhage  

pterygium

March 5, 2011  | Encyclopedia

the inward advance of skin over the nail plate, usually the result of trauma to the matrix

Keywords: nail diseases   pterygium  

Under the Microscope: Pterygium

February 28, 2011  | Article

Pterygium is an adhesion between the skin surrounding the nail and the area under the nail plate.

Keywords: nail diseases   pterygium   skin diseases  

subungual hematoma

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The word hematoma means “pocket of blood.” The term subungual means “under the nail.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail injuries   subungual hematoma  

spoon nails

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A deformity in the nail bed that results in a concave indent of the nail plate, causing the outer nail to turn out; also called spoon nail.

Keywords: koilonychia   nail diseases   spoon nails  

pincer nails

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Excessive curvature of the nail plate that causes the nail to pinch into the soft tissue of the surrounding skin.

Keywords: nail diseases   pincer nails  

neuromas

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

An abnormal growth of tissue due to pressure or trauma, most commonly found on the foot .

Keywords: nail diseases  

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