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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Q&As From Around the World

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern answers questions she’s received about nail ailments from around the world.  Topics include toenail fungus, vertical black lines, nail shedding, ingrown toenails, and cutting the cuticle.

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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.

Something to Talk About: White Superficial Onychomycosis

White superficial onychomycosis may appear as a dusting on the tops of your clients’ toenails and requires lab results to diagnose accurately. Here’s what do to if you suspect this powdery culprit.

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.

Wondering About Those White Patches on Your Client’s Nails?

Here’s an excerpt from Doug Schoon’s “Face to Face, Volume 2” discussing WSO — white superficial onychomycosis.

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.

Feet Smarts: When to Refer Your Client to a Podiatrist

As a nail tech, you’ve probably seen your share of calluses, ingrown nails, fungi, and other yucky foot ailments. But how do you know when to declare “hands off” and refer your client to a podiatrist?

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

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.  

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.

Three Oils Combine to Fight Fungus

New from Backscratchers Salon Systems, Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer combines oregano oil, tea tree oil, and cinnamon oil to create a natural, powerful agent that attacks nail fungus.