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When Nails Separate

April 1, 2005  | Article

Onycholysis may look scary, but fortunately, a separated nail can re-attach itself. Nail techs can do their part by offering gentle, soothing services that help prevent further irritation to the affected nail.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

Exposing Onychomycosis

March 1, 2005  | Article

Better known as a fungal infection, this unsightly nail condition can cause nails to become brittle, yellow, and worse, even cause pain. Find out what causes it and what you can do in the salon to help minimize the risk of your clients getting it.

Keywords: nail diseases   onychomycosis  

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  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical and Health Questions

December 1, 2003  | Article

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   brush care   nail diseases   onycholysis   The Help Desk  

Closing In On Ingrown Toenails

December 1, 2002  | Article

Wearing tight, closed-toed shoes is an invitation for ingrown toenails. Soreness, irritation, and pain are just a few symptoms clients live with. Here we give you tried-and-true solutions to ease client discomfort.

Keywords: ingrown toenails   nail diseases   pedicure implements  

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  

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: A Tale of Two Clients

April 1, 2002  | Article

Looks aren’t everything when it comes to a client’s health: To know which ones have Raynaud’s Phenomenon, you need to ask. And you do need to ask, as two clients’ tales will tell.

Keywords: nail diseases   Raynaud's Disease   special needs clients  

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   brittle nails   effect of weather on nails   fungal infections   leukonychia  

The Nail Doctor: Cold Weather Can Affect Nails

December 1, 1998  | Article

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

The Nail Doctor Talks About Summer Nail Issues

August 1, 1998  | Article

It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.

Keywords: foot conditions   fungal infections   nail diseases   onychomycosis   overexposure  

The Nail Doctor

June 1, 1998  | Article

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

Keywords: circulation disorders   elderly clients   fungal infections   lunula   male clients  

The Nail Doctor Live!

February 1, 1998  | Article

Salon owners and nail technicians from all over the world came to hear their favorite dermatologist discuss everything you need to know about nail disorders.

Keywords: nail diseases   The Nail Doctor  

Preventing Diseases in the Salon

October 1, 1997  | Article

The chances of contracting AIDS or tuberculosis in the salon are slim to none. It’s the little, everyday illnesses—like the flu and the common cold—nail technicians need to watch out for.

Keywords: nail diseases   safety and sanitation  

Eating Carrots Will Make Your Nails Stronger ... and Other Nail Myths

March 1, 1997  | Article

There are just about as many myths circulating about nail care as there are Elvis’ whereabouts. As a nail technician you have a responsibility to your clients to know what constitutes good nail care practice … and what is just plain hogwash.

 

Keywords: cnd   fungal infections   nail diseases   polish  

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