Health - Topic : bacteria

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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2000

March 31, 2018  | Article

In 2000, a Watsonville, Calif., salon was the source of a major bacterial outbreak that infected at least 110 clients and left them with lesions on their legs.

Keywords: 35th anniversary   bacteria   pedicure sanitation   Watsonville  

Why Clients Shouldn’t Shave Before a Pedicure

October 27, 2017  | Article

Performing a pedicure soon after a client shaves can cause potential harm.

Keywords: bacteria   pedicure safety  

Tammy Taylor Fresh Nail

January 3, 2017  | Product

Fresh Nail from Tammy Taylor is an effective remedy for the common bacterial infection of the nail plate, pseudomonas (AKA greenies).

Keywords: bacteria   disease treatment   fungal infections   nail treatments   pseudomonas  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Pseudomonas Nail Infections

April 5, 2016  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the different reasons pseudomonas infections (sometimes called "greenies") may develop on clients’ nails and what to do about it if they do.

Keywords: bacteria   client health   Dr. Dana Stern   nail diseases   onycholysis  

Why Sterilize With Dry Heat?

October 10, 2013  | Article

Although each state has specific regulations to ensure client safety, using the best possible technology and procedures will increase clients’ safety from infection, elevate customer confi dence, increase customer retention, and provide a competitive advantage for their services.

Keywords: bacteria   sterlize  

Under the Microscope: Pseudomonas

March 7, 2012  | Article

Familiar to nail techs because it can turn clients’ nails green, pseudomonas is a common bacteria that thrives in many environments.

Keywords: bacteria   pseudomonas   Under the Microscope  

Sensuous Solutions Safe-Spa Bacteria Test Kit

December 1, 2008  | Product

Safe-Spa Bacteria Test Kit from Sensuous Solutions allows you to screen you foot spa water for bacterial contamination in just 20 minutes.

Keywords: bacteria   salon sanitation  

Disinfectants Defined

February 1, 2008  | Article

You don’t need to be a microbiologist to use disinfectants, but you do need to be an educated user.

Keywords: antifungals   bacteria   disinfection   salon sanitation  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical and Health Questions

December 1, 2003  | Article

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   bacteria   brush care   onycholysis   The Help Desk  

Bacteria: Back to the Basics

October 1, 2002  | Article

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   fungal infections   nail separation   nail trauma  

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   bacteria   brittle nails   effect of weather on nails   fungal infections  

The Nail Doctor: Cold Weather Can Affect Nails

December 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: bacteria   brittle nails   effect of weather on nails   fungal infections   Raynaud's Disease  

The Nail Doctor

June 1, 1998  | Article

The Nail Doctor tackles a handful of questions about nail fungus, damaged lunulas, and nail pitting. 

Keywords: bacteria   circulation disorders   elderly clients   fungal infections   lunula  

The Nail Doctor: Super-Size Edition

July 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers all of your pressing questions and revisits the topic of menstruation's effects on the nails. 

Keywords: acetone/removal products   bacteria   effect of menopause on nails   fungal infections   The Nail Doctor  

Bacterial Infections Can Make The Nail Green

August 1, 1993  | Article

Green discoloration of the nail plate is the most common change in nail color of the fingernails. Yellow-green, green, and green-black discolorations of the nail plate are caused by pseudomonas bacteria, which can grow in the cleft between the nail plate and nail bed at the base of the nail.

Keywords: bacteria   nail discoloration   nail diseases  
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