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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern quizzes you on your knowledge of a range of nail disorders and examines the characteristics of each.

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A Guide to Servicing Common Nail Conditions

Troubleshoot common nail conditions by targeting the cause and customizing your care — both in the salon and with home care recommendations.

Something to Talk About: Onycholysis

Onycholysis is a relatively common condition where the nail plate separates from the nail bed. Sometimes the only treatment required is a gentle touch and a little bit of patience.

Send In Your Fungal Nails With the MediNail OnychoTest

MediNail offers the world's first home DNA self-test for fungal nails and bacterial biofilm. Simply "Clip It, Bag It and Ship It" and you can get your results in as little as 2-3 weeks. Visit www.medinailselftest.com for more information.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Yellow Nails

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses yellow nails. Causes range from cosmetic concerns — like polish staining — to medical conditions such as fungus, onycholysis, and yellow nail syndrome.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nails and Chemotherapy

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the effects of chemotherapy on the nail and the precautions you should take if a client has cancer.

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.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Aging Nails

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the changes that take place in the nails as we age, including an increase in ridging, thickening, yellowing, and onycholysis (nail separation).

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: April 2015

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the most common causes of onycholysis and its treatment.