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Week 6: Nail Growth and Diseases

This week we learned about the ugly side of nails: bacteria, fungus, viruses, and nail diseases and disorders.

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Something to Talk About: Habit Tic

A “habit tic” is the result of a client’s unconscious nervous habit. Learn how you can offer a solution to this curable condition.

Something to Talk About: Psoriasis of the Nail

Psoriasis of the skin is a common issue, but what happens when psoriasis affects the nail? Help your clients get treatment for a condition that could be embarrassing — and painful.

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

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.

Know Your Onychos: A Nail Disease Quiz

As nail professionals, we don’t diagnose or treat medical conditions, but being able to spot trouble empowers us to help guide clients to seek appropriate help. Take our quiz to check your knowledge.  

Not-So-Nice Nails

Sara Cole submitted a nail disease photo and won a Clear Nail retail display and Callus & Cuticle Removers from Dr. G’s in a random drawing.

It Doesn’t Look Like the Picture

Maggie says worst-case nail disease photos aren’t all that helpful to vigilant techs.

Chemist’s Corner: Antifungal Treatments

Is nail fungus contagious? NAILS spoke to former pharmacist and now podiatrist, Dr. Bill Danzeisen, to get to the sole of the matter.

Be a Nail Know-It-All

Did you know that nail problems make up about 10% of all dermatological conditions? It’s true, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer

Backscratchers’ Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer naturally enhances and restores discolored, unhealthy, yellow, or cloudy nails back to their beautiful luster.

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