November 21, 2011
Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care — and infection may follow.
Keywords: feet ingrown toenails nail diseases Under the Microscope
November 18, 2011
Watch and listen while industry scientist Doug Schoon walks you through 10 episodes of the educational series “Doug Schoon’s Brain.”
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November 4, 2011
Beau’s lines are ridged or grooved lines that run horizontally across the nail.
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September 30, 2011
Sometimes called onychorrhexis or onychoschizia, brittle nails peel, split, and break easily.
Keywords: brittle nails nail diseases onychorrhexis onychoschizia
August 19, 2011
A New York City-based dermatologist specializing in nails, Dr. Dana Stern takes us on a tour of her day — complete with melanomas, onycholysis, paronychia, and more.
Keywords: dermatologists Dr. Dana Stern medical pedicures nail diseases working with doctors
June 24, 2011
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
June 15, 2011
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
June 15, 2011
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
May 19, 2011
A splinter hemorrhage is a small area of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails that usually requires no treatment.
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April 4, 2011
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
March 22, 2011
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
March 7, 2011
Glamour offers advice on four types of nail dilemmas and which warning signs to be on the lookout for.
Keywords: health nail diseases
March 5, 2011
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.
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March 5, 2011
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