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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  

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  

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: 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: Children Have Nail Problems Too

December 1, 1996  | Article

Nail problems in children and adolescents may often mirror those disorders found in adults., but some differences exist.

Keywords: children's services   diabetic clients   onychomycosis   psoriasis   The Nail Doctor  

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

June 1, 1996  | Article

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

Keywords: diabetic clients   effects of medications on nails   nail anatomy   onychomycosis   psoriasis  

Identifying and Understanding Common Skin Disorders

June 1, 1995  | Article

Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.

Keywords: athlete's foot   dermatitis   eczema   effects of medications on nails   fungus  

Psoriasis Of The Nails

April 1, 1995  | Article

Psoriasis is a condition that most frequently manifests on the skin. Approximately 4% of the American population (10 million people) is affected by this disorder. Most of these patients have psoriasis that involves their nails.

Keywords: fungal infections   psoriasis  

The Nail Doctor: Some Clients Shouldn’t Wear Acrylics

December 1, 1992  | Article

Keywords: allergic reactions   circulation disorders   lupus   paronychia   psoriasis  

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