Topic : nail diseases

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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  

What Is Skin Cancer?

December 1, 2009  | Article

Gone are the days when we slathered baby oil on our skin and competed with each other for the darkest skin tone. However, factors other than the sun play a role in the development of skin cancer, so even those who use the highest SPF can still be at risk. Learn to recognize changes in the skin that could indicate skin cancer and educate your clients about the importance of early treatment.

Keywords: nail diseases   skin cancer  

What Is Alopecia Areata?

September 1, 2009  | Article

Because alopecia areata is known to make an appearance on the nails, techs should be aware of this emotional, and often life-altering, disease.

Keywords: alopecia areata   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   client health   nail diseases   skin diseases  

Laser Fungal Treatment Twice as Effective as Pills

September 1, 2009  | Article

The new treatment for fungal nails is not only safe, but it’s proving much more effective than the currently available oral antifungal medications, which may have side effects. Introduced in 2008, the treatment involves a small laser beam that is moved over the surface area of the toenail, instantly killing the fungal spores in the nail bed while leaving healthy tissues intact.

Keywords: fungus   nail diseases  

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