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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  


December 19, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Onychoschizia, or splitting nails, are a very common presentation in the salon. The split can occur horizontally or vertically, but usually occur near the free edge.

Keywords: nail diseases   onychoschizia   splitting nails  


December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Onychogryphosis is a condition in which the nail curvature is increased and enlarged; the nail becomes thicker and curves, sometimes extending over the tip of the finger or toe; this condition results in inflammation and pain if the nail grows into the skin; the cause of this disorder is unknown. Sometimes called "ram's horn."

Keywords: nail diseases  

Myxoid cyst

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Myxoid cysts are small rounded deformities that occur around the fingers and toes.

Keywords: Myxoid cyst   nail diseases  


December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Paronychia is a bacterial inflammation of the tissue around the nail; the symptoms are redness, swelling, and tenderness of the tissue surrounding the nail.

Keywords: nail diseases   paronychia  

yellow nail syndrome

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

The nails (including the toenails) of a client with YNS will have some or all of these characteristics: They will be thicker than normal and they may have a dark, greenish edge. They will grow slower than normal.

Keywords: nail diseases   yellow nail syndrome  


December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A bunion is an inflamed swelling of the small sac on the first joint of the big toe; results in a protruding lump and is often caused by prolonged encasement in tight shoes.

Keywords: bunions   feet   nail diseases  

skin cancer

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

While all types of skin cancer, including squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, can be found on the foot, the most common is the most serious form, melanoma.

Keywords: cancer   nail diseases   skin cancer   skin diseases  


December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Onychophagy is a medical term for nails that have been bitten enough to become deformed.

Keywords: nail biting   nail diseases   onychophagy  


December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

An inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions, which become scaly, crusted, or hardened.

Keywords: eczema   nail diseases   psoriasis   skin care   skin diseases  

nail trauma

December 15, 2010  | Encyclopedia

After a blow to the fingernail or toenail, an injured nail will commonly collect blood underneath in a condition called subungual hematoma.

Keywords: nail diseases  

exfoliative keratolysis

December 15, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Exfoliative keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.

Keywords: nail diseases  


December 15, 2010  | Encyclopedia

In the medical and scientific world it’s known as pseudomonas. In the salon, it’s more commonly referred to as “greenies.

Keywords: mold   nail diseases   pseudomonas  

Haglund's deformity

December 8, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A bony growth on the side of the heel, Haglund’s deformity is often the result of wearing hard, inflexible shoes. Heredity has some infl uence, causing some to be predisposed to the condition.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Help Clients Prepare for a Visit to the Nail Doctor

December 1, 2010  | Article

Be an informed patient by avioding common mistakes and misperceptions about a visit for you first nail evaluation. 

Keywords: client issues   nail diseases   working with doctors  

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