July 1, 2008
There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?
Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails brittle nails Doug Schoon effects of medications on nails hormones
June 1, 2008
They get their name from their resemblance to a little splinter wedged under the nail. In most cases, these small thin lines are harmless. But techs should be aware they could signal a larger problem.
Keywords: fungal infections nail diseases nail trauma psoriasis splinter hemorrhage
December 1, 2006
Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.
Keywords: client health nail diseases nail trauma subungual hematoma
June 1, 2005
n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months
Keywords: elderly clients fungal infections nail diseases nail trauma splinter hemorrhage
October 1, 2002
As a nail tech, you come in close contact with a number of people on a regular basis, in a type of interaction that makes the spread of bacteria and disease not only possible, but likely. With the recent spotlight on bacteria-related mishaps in the nail industry, we decided to revisit its history, causes, and remedies.
Keywords: bacteria bacterial infections fungus nail separation nail trauma
June 1, 2000
The Nail Doctor discusses throbbing nails, tumors, young clients, and arthritis medication.
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July 1, 1998
The Nail Doctor brings you the medical expertise of not one, not two, but three professionals this month!
Keywords: leukonychia nail trauma onycholysis onychoschizia The Nail Doctor
April 1, 1997
When a nail is injured, it can assume a number of different appearances. The most common, of course, would be a discoloration of the nail plate due to bleeding under or around the nail.
Keywords: melanonychia nail trauma subungual hematoma The Nail Doctor
May 1, 1996
Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.
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February 1, 1995
The Nail Doctor is back to answer your pressing questions on allergies and menopausal side effects.
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