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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: July 2014

June 26, 2014  | Article

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  

psoriasis

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

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  

Under the Microscope: Psoriasis

March 22, 2011  | Article

Psoriasis is a chronic recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.

Keywords: psoriasis   skin conditions   skin diseases  

eczema

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

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  

What Are Splinter Hemorrhages?

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Shedding Light on Psoriasis

September 1, 2005  | Article

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  

The Aging Foot

June 1, 2004  | Article

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  

Nail Separation Anxiety

June 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Frequently Asked Questions: The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.

Keywords: allergic reactions   artificial nails   bacterial infections   brittle nails   bruised nails  

The Nail Doctor

September 1, 1999  | Article

The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   fungus   fungus treatments   onycholysis  

The Nail Doctor: Splinter Hemorrhages Are Bleeding Under the Nail

August 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: effects of medications on nails   fungus   onychomycosis   psoriasis   Raynaud's Disease  

The Nail Doctor

February 1, 1999  | Article

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  

The Nail Doctor: Onycholysis, or Nail Separation, Has Different Varieties

December 1, 1997  | Article

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  

The Nail Doctor Examines Psoriasis

August 1, 1997  | Article

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  
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