Nail Diseases and Disorders Pterygium is the inward advance of skin over the nail plate, usually the result of trauma to the matrix due to a surgical procedure or by a deep cut to the nail plate. Pterygium results in the loss of the nail plate due to the development of scar tissue. Cortisone is used to prevent the advancement of scar tissue. Never attempt to remove pterygium -instead, consult a physician for advice and treatment. NOTE: The 'true cuticle' is often referred to as Pterygium. If…

Nail Diseases and Disorders Pterygium is the inward advance of skin over the nail plate, usually the result of trauma to the matrix due to a surgical procedure or by a deep cut to the nail plate. Pterygium results in the loss of the nail plate due to the development of scar tissue. Cortisone is used to prevent the advancement of scar tissue. Never attempt to remove pterygium -instead, consult a physician for advice and treatment. NOTE: The 'true cuticle' is often referred to as Pterygium. If…

Nail Diseases and Disorders  MMA Damaged Nails:  D. Tuggle, owner of The Nail Academy, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., submitted this picture of nails damaged by MMA to the BeautyTech Web Site and allowed it to be added to this page.  MMA (methyl methacrylate) is a liquid monomer used for acrylic nails by some unscrupulous salons even though it is considered by and prohibited by the FDA to be a poisonous and deleterious substance.

Nail Diseases and Disorders MMA Damaged Nails: D. Tuggle, owner of The Nail Academy, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., submitted this picture of nails damaged by MMA to the BeautyTech Web Site and allowed it to be added to this page. MMA (methyl methacrylate) is a liquid monomer used for acrylic nails by some unscrupulous salons even though it is considered by and prohibited by the FDA to be a poisonous and deleterious substance.

Nail Diseases and Disorders  Onychorrhexis are brittle nails which often split vertically, peel and/or have vertical ridges.  This irregularity can be the result of heredity, the use of strong solvents in the workplace or the home, including household cleaning solutions.  Although oil or paraffin treatments will re-hydrate the nail plate, one may wish to confer with a physician to rule out disease.

Nail Diseases and Disorders Onychorrhexis are brittle nails which often split vertically, peel and/or have vertical ridges. This irregularity can be the result of heredity, the use of strong solvents in the workplace or the home, including household cleaning solutions. Although oil or paraffin treatments will re-hydrate the nail plate, one may wish to confer with a physician to rule out disease.

Koilonychia is usually caused through iron deficiency anemia.  these nails show raised ridges and are thin and concave.  Seek a physicians advice and treatment.

Koilonychia is usually caused through iron deficiency anemia. these nails show raised ridges and are thin and concave. Seek a physicians advice and treatment.

Nail Diseases and Disorders  Brittle Nails are characterized by a vertical splitting or separation of the nail plate layers at the distal (free) edge of the nail plate.  In most cases, nail splitting and vertical ridges are characteristic of the natural aging process.  This nail problem is also the result of overexposure to water and chemical solvents such as household cleaning solutions.  As we age, the nail bed's natural flow of oils and moisture is greatly reduced.  This oil and moisture…

Nail Diseases and Disorders Brittle Nails are characterized by a vertical splitting or separation of the nail plate layers at the distal (free) edge of the nail plate. In most cases, nail splitting and vertical ridges are characteristic of the natural aging process. This nail problem is also the result of overexposure to water and chemical solvents such as household cleaning solutions. As we age, the nail bed's natural flow of oils and moisture is greatly reduced. This oil and moisture…

Nail Diseases and Disorders  Koilonychia is usually caused through iron deficiency anemia.  these nails show raised ridges and are thin and concave.  Seek a physicians advice and treatment

Nail Diseases and Disorders Koilonychia is usually caused through iron deficiency anemia. these nails show raised ridges and are thin and concave. Seek a physicians advice and treatment

Nail Diseases and Disorders  Pseudomonas bacterial infection can occur between the natural nail plate and the nail bed, and/or between an artificial nail coating and the natural nail plate.  Many people have been led to believe that the classic 'green' discoloration of this type of infection is some type of mold.  In actuality, mold is not a human pathogen.  The discoloration is simply a by-product of the infection and is caused primarily by iron compounds. Pseudomonas thrive in moist…

Nail Diseases and Disorders Pseudomonas bacterial infection can occur between the natural nail plate and the nail bed, and/or between an artificial nail coating and the natural nail plate. Many people have been led to believe that the classic 'green' discoloration of this type of infection is some type of mold. In actuality, mold is not a human pathogen. The discoloration is simply a by-product of the infection and is caused primarily by iron compounds. Pseudomonas thrive in moist…

Nail diseases and disorders are deformities of the nails. Although the nail is a structure produced by the skin and is a skin appendage, nail diseases have a distinct classification as they have their own signs and symptoms which may relate to other medical conditions.  Deformity or disease of the nails is referred to as onychosis.

Nail diseases and disorders are deformities of the nails. Although the nail is a structure produced by the skin and is a skin appendage, nail diseases have a distinct classification as they have their own signs and symptoms which may relate to other medical conditions. Deformity or disease of the nails is referred to as onychosis.

Nail Diseases and Disorders Flashcards - ProProfs

Nail Diseases and Disorders Flashcards - ProProfs

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