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What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic reactions   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions   working healthy  

What Is Onychauxis?

August 1, 2010  | Article

In and of themselves, thick nails pose no danger to a client, but they often indicate a larger problem. Techs can protect themselves and their clients if they proceed with caution. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   nail diseases   skin conditions  

Use Caution with Certain Essential Oils

March 1, 2010  | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil.

Keywords: aromatherapy   essential oils   ingredients   Milady   pregnant clients  

What Is Alopecia Areata?

September 1, 2009  | Article

Because alopecia areata is known to make an appearance on the nails, techs should be aware of this emotional, and often life-altering, disease.

Keywords: alopecia   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   client health   nail diseases   skin conditions  

Health: What Is Exfoliative Keratolysis?

February 1, 2009  | Article

Exfoliative Keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.  Though there's no cure all for the treatment of EK, a proper and consistent management strategy could give clients relief.

Keywords: health   skin conditions  

Clients and Chemotherapy

December 1, 2008  | Article

When a client is undergoing chemotherapy, you can often see it in her nails. By carefully modifying your standard manicure procedure, you can take steps to prevent problems.

Keywords: customer service   health   natural nail care   skin conditions   special needs clients  

What Are Ingrown Nails?

December 1, 2008  | Article

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care. Techs can recommend treatment, but ingrown nails, also called onychocryptosis, could likely require a trip to the doctor.

Keywords: nail diseases   skin conditions  

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

November 1, 2008  | Article

Dermatologists are warning that harmless-looking henna tattoos could contain a harmful chemical.

Keywords: allergic reactions   henna   skin conditions   temporary tattoos  

What Is Eczema?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Hey, Look Me Over

August 1, 2008  | Article

It’s tanning season and that means it’s prime time to remind clients of the importance of examining their skin for any early signs of skin cancer.

Keywords: cancer   client health   skin care   skin conditions   sun protection  

What Are Plantar Warts?

May 1, 2008  | Article

Somewhat unsightly and decidedly painful, plantar warts are an annoying, persistent nuisance. But early, consistent treatment could be all it takes to eliminate this common virus.

Keywords: foot conditions   skin conditions  

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  

What You Need to Know About Ganglion Cysts

March 1, 2008  | Article

There’s no proof that repetitive stress on the hands and wrists are the cause of ganglion cysts — benign, fluid-filled lumps — in those areas. But given the number of nail techs who develop them, the connection seems likely.

Keywords: healthy working   skin conditions   work related injuries  

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  

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  

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