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What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

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: client health   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   psoriasis  

Caring for the Elderly

June 1, 2008  | Article

Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   elderly clients   fungal infections   healthy working  

What Is Athlete’s Foot?

February 1, 2008  | Article

This common infection of the feet is most often characterized by cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. In the majority of cases, it responds well to self care.

Keywords: athlete's foot   foot care   fungal infections   skin conditions  

Can callus buildup be caused by a fungus?

February 1, 2008  | Article

Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.

Keywords: foot care   foot conditions   fungal infections  

Lifestyle Trends Affect the Health of Our Feet

November 1, 2007  | Article

Lifestyle factors affect the health of our feet. Obesity, poor circulation, and even the choice of shoe can lead to serious foot conditions.

Keywords: diabetic clients   foot care   fungal infections   skin conditions   special needs clients  

Spread the News About Onychomycosis

September 1, 2007  | Article

As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   onychomycosis  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months

Keywords: elderly clients   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   splinter hemorrhage  

Great Websites for Researching Nail Health

March 1, 2005  | Article

There is a wealth of information about nail diseases and nail health online. Our online correspondent, Debbie Doerrlamm, takes you to some top sites.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   fungal infections   nail diseases  

Pseudomonas

February 1, 2005  | Article

Having a nail infection is never fun, but luckily pseudomonas bacteria is one nail disease that can be eliminated fairly easily. Find out what causes the “greenies” and how you can ensure your clients won’t have ever have to deal with this ugly disorder.

Keywords: fungal infections   mold   nail diseases   pseudomonas  

Help Desk

October 1, 2004  | Article

I have lost several clients who work in the medical field because they are no longer allowed to wear acrylic nails. What can you tell me about acrylic versus natural nails in terms of spreading bacteria?

Keywords: fungal infections   ingrown toenails   nurses and artificial nails  

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  

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: fungal infections   nail diseases   nail separation   nail trauma  

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fungus But Were Too Disgusted to Ask

September 1, 2001  | Article

Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).

Keywords: fungal infections   onychomycosis   yeast  

Tea Tree Oil Connection?

July 1, 2001  | Article

This essential oil — a natural antifungal that hails from the Land Down Under — seems to be showing up in everything from pedicure products to hand cream. What can this product do for your clients and why is it being hailed as the next miracle of nature?

Keywords: antifungals   Australia   fungal infections   orly   tea tree oil  

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