Topic : nail diseases

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Diagnosing Different Nail Types

November 16, 2010  | Article

Not all nails are perfect. Some are thin, some are ridged, and some have cracks and tears. But luckily techs have a number of natural nail products to strengthen and treat a variety of nails. Here’s a quick guide from Nail Tek’s Mary Jo Zwirowski.

Keywords: nail diseases   Nail Tek   nail treatments   natural nail care  

What Is Hammertoe?

October 1, 2010  | Article

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: feet   nail diseases   pedicures  

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | Article

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

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Get a Doctor in Your Corner

September 1, 2010  | Article

Medical and beauty professionals need not be at odds with each other. Instead, techs can help create a bridge between professions, with multiple benefits to both tech and doctor.

Keywords: business tools   diabetic clients   nail diseases   networking  

What Is Onychauxis?

August 1, 2010  | Article

In and of themselves, thick nails pose no danger to a client, but they often indicate a larger problem. Techs can protect themselves and their clients if they proceed with caution. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   nail diseases   onychauxis   skin conditions  

What Is Onychogryphosis?

July 1, 2010  | Article

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve. Techs may be more familiar with the term “ram’s horn,” which is the common description given to this condition.

Keywords: nail diseases  

What Is Foot Odor?

June 1, 2010  | Article

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for open-toed shoes and perfectly polished piggies. But not everybody looks forward to the time when shoes are optional. Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet — and an unpleasant foot odor.

Keywords: nail diseases   pedicures  

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   pedicures   skin care  

What Is Subungual Hematoma?

May 1, 2010  | Article

Subungual hematomas are caused by injury to the nail. Most commonly this happens in two ways: either through blunt trauma or through repetitive pressure.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail injuries   subungual hematoma  

Correct Painful Toenail Woes Easily and Quickly

May 1, 2010  | Article

Heather Goodwin offers relief to clients suffering from mildly ingrown toenails and pincer nails with the application of a B/S Brace.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   nail treatments   pedicures  

What Is Arthritis Pain?

April 1, 2010  | Article

Arthritis is so common, it’s easy to approach it with a grin-and-bear-it attitude. However, nail services can often offer clients temporary relief from the persistent pain of arthritis.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

March 1, 2010  | Article

Painful and often persistent, plantar fasciitis can be troublesome to treat because what is necessary seems nearly impossible.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases  

What Are Corns?

February 1, 2010  | Article

Though a common ailment, corns can often be avoided by something as simple as changing one’s shoes.

Keywords: diabetic clients   feet   nail diseases  

What Are Pincer Nails?

January 1, 2010  | Article

A common and potentially painful condition, pincer nails can often be avoided by careful detection and proper care.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases  

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