Treating cosmetically induced nail problems

Renee Mc Lean Chang, Anna Quinn Hare, Phoebe Rich

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Smooth, lustrous nails are a sign of health and beauty in our society and fuel the US$6-billion nail salon industry in the United States. Although many women can use nail cosmetics without adverse consequences, when problems occur it is important to recognize the causes and treat the problem condition. The cornerstone of management of nail cosmetic problems is prevention through education. In spite of efforts to that end, nail salon procedures and materials can cause nail disease that must be recognized and treated in order to restore the nails to health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalDermatologic Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Atypical mycobacterium
  • Manicure
  • Nail cosmetics
  • Nail salons
  • Pedicure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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