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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Q&As From Around the World (Part 2)

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern shares more questions she’s received about nail ailments from people all around the world.

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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: July 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern encounters patients dealing with psoriasis; red, spotted lunula; lichen planus; myxoid cyst; and chemotherapy affecting the nails.    

Under the Microscope: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.

What Are Splinter Hemorrhages?

They get their name from their resemblance to a little splinter wedged under the nail. In most cases, these small thin lines are harmless. But techs should be aware they could signal a larger problem.

What Is Psoriasis?

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.

Shedding Light on Psoriasis

Although this skin condition cannot be cured, there are ways to keep it under control. Keeping hands, feet, and nails well moisturized and well groomed can help alleviate the itchiness and scaliness associated with psoriasis.

The Aging Foot

Our feet — along with our activities— change as we mature. From hereditary problems to injuries, our feet often take a pounding the older we get. Help your clients take care of their feet throughout their lifetime to ensure good foot health into old age.

Nail Separation Anxiety

Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.

Frequently Asked Questions: The Nail Doctor

Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.