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Introduction to Nail Conditions
Common Nail Conditions
Welcome to NailKnowledge’s Common Nail Conditions. This guide and information should be used for reference when you are faced with unhealthy-looking skin or nails.
The importance of understanding nail and skin conditions
As a nail professional being able to recognise unhealthy nail and skin conditions, is important, as you need to know when a client should be referred to a medical professional, or when you can or cannot work on the skin and nails.
Recognising unhealthy nail and skin conditions is different from diagnosing. There are some adverse conditions that may just need an adjustment to the service or treatment. If you are unsure then leave the diagnosis to the medical profession
Nail and skin conditions covered include:
White Superficial Onychomycosis
White Superficial Onychomycosis, often abbreviated to ‘WSO‘, is a condition where white spots are seen on the superficial layer of the nail plate; unlike Leukonychia though, these white spots can be filed off and are as a result of fungal infection rather than any matrix dystrophy.
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