January 14, 2016
As nail professionals, we don’t diagnose or treat medical conditions, but being able to spot trouble empowers us to help guide clients to seek appropriate help. Take our quiz to check your knowledge.
Keywords: nail diseases onychauxis onychogryphosis onycholysis onychomycosis
December 22, 2015
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the changes that take place in the nails as we age, including an increase in ridging, thickening, yellowing, and onycholysis.
Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern elderly clients fungal infections onychorrhexis subungual hematoma
September 16, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about some of the conditions that cause the appearance of stripes, bands, and ridges on the nails.
Keywords: Beau's lines Dr. Dana Stern erythronychia lichen planus Mee's lines
November 20, 2012
Onychorrhexis refers to split or brittle nails that also have a series of lengthwise ridges; can be caused by injury to the fingers, excessive use of cuticle solvents, nail polish removers, and careless or rough filling.
Keywords: brittle nails nail diseases onychorrhexis
September 30, 2011
Sometimes called onychorrhexis or onychoschizia, brittle nails peel, split, and break easily.
Keywords: brittle nails nail diseases onychorrhexis onychoschizia
October 1, 2009
It’s a long name for a common condition — longitudinal ridging — and just the type of problem that makes nail techs look like miracle workers in the eyes of their clients.
Keywords: brittle nails onychorrhexis ridged nails
October 1, 2008
So common they hardly rate as a condition, brittle nails are often nothing more than the body’s response to environmental conditions. A trip to the nail salon can be an informative and satisfactory first step to making brittle nails beautiful.
Keywords: brittle nails onychorrhexis
May 1, 1991
Problem nail challenge a technician’s skills, but the reward is professional satisfaction for the technician and boosted self-esteem for clients.
Keywords: Beau's lines crooked nail beds koilonychia nail deformities onychogryphosis