Topic : nail diseases

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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  

arthritis

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The Greek term “arthro” means joint, or a connection point. The meaning of “itis” is “inflamed.

Keywords: arthritic clients   elderly clients   nail diseases   special needs clients  

athlete's foot

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

An infection on the foot caused by fungus. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot exists on floors (think locker rooms) and it spreads easily through contact.

Keywords: athlete's foot   feet   nail diseases  

What Is Onychatrophia?

January 1, 2011  | Article

“Atrophy” is simply the wasting away of a part of the body. The same thing can happen to nails.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Beau’s Lines

December 30, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Beau's lines are linear depressions that occur crosswise (transverse) in the fingernail; they can occur after illness, trauma to the nail, and with malnutrition.

Keywords: Beau's lines   nail diseases  

nail tumor

December 30, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A nail tumor is a lesion that is located in the nail bed or matrix.

Keywords: nail diseases  

foot odor

December 29, 2010  | Encyclopedia

The official term for any type of body odor from sweat, including the odor on your feet, is bromhidrosis.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases  

onychocryptosis (ingrown nails)

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Onychocryptos, another name for ingrown nails, isa 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  

greenies

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

"Greenies" is the informal term used by many nail technicians to describe a nail that has become infected with pseudomonas, which looks green under a nail; usually occurs as a result of water or other moisture becoming trapped between an artificial nail and the natural nail; treatment does not always require removing the artificial nail.

Keywords: nail diseases  

plantar warts

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Benign growths that occur on the sole (plantar surface), heel, or ball of the foot.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   warts  

callus

December 20, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Callus ia a completely natural acquired, superficial, round, and thickened patch of epidermis caused by pressure or friction on the hands or feet. Heels and the balls of feet are especially prone to callus.

Keywords: callus   dry skin   feet   nail diseases  

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