June 26, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern encounters patients dealing with psoriasis; red, spotted lunula; lichen planus; myxoid cyst; and chemotherapy affecting the nails.
Keywords: chemotherapy Dr. Dana Stern lichen planus lunula Myxoid cyst
November 20, 2012
A chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, red, raised areas that develop silvery scales; also causes pitting, splitting, and discoloration of the nail plate.
Keywords: nail diseases psoriasis skin diseases
March 22, 2011
Keywords: psoriasis skin conditions skin diseases
Psoriasis is a chronic recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.
December 16, 2010
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
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
April 1, 2008
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.
Keywords: nail diseases psoriasis skin conditions
September 1, 2005
Although this skin condition cannot be cured, there are ways to keep it under control. Keeping hands, feet, and nails well moisturized and well groomed can help alleviate the itchiness and scaliness associated with psoriasis.
Keywords: client health dry skin health psoriasis skin diseases
June 1, 2004
Our feet — along with our activities— change as we mature. From hereditary problems to injuries, our feet often take a pounding the older we get. Help your clients take care of their feet throughout their lifetime to ensure good foot health into old age.
Keywords: arthritic clients athlete's foot brittle nails bunions corns
June 1, 2003
Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.
Keywords: fungal infections lichen planus lifting nail separation onycholysis
February 1, 2000
Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.
Keywords: artificial nails bacterial infections brittle nails fungal infections leukonychia
September 1, 1999
The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis.
Keywords: allergic reactions formaldehyde fungus fungus treatments onycholysis
February 1, 1999
The Nail Doctor on brittle nail syndrome, psoriasis and acrylics, and breakage.
Keywords: biotin brittle nail syndrome effects of medications on nails elderly clients formaldehyde-free products
December 1, 1997
One of the most common conditions that affects the nail is onycholysis, which is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. Onycholysis occurs as a result of or along with a great variety of nail traumas and disorders. Probably the most common cause of onycholysis is a fungal infection of the nail.
Keywords: onycholysis psoriasis The Nail Doctor
August 1, 1997
Though psoriasis most often affects skin, it can affect nails as well. By understanding the symptoms you may help a client seek treatment before it gets out of hand.
Keywords: nail psoriasis psoriasis The Nail Doctor