Is MELANONYCHIA a contraindication to For Manicure And Pedicure?

Melanonychia is a medical condition in which the nail plate has a pigmentation band that is either black or brown in color.

There are two main types of melanonychia, meaning longitudinal (this being often times a sign of subungual melanoma) and transverse.

This medical condition appears within other medical conditions that are benign, such as the common mole. The band of pigment appearing on a nail has to be properly investigated, as it might be a sign of melanoma.

It seems that individuals with darker skin and Japanese people present a higher risk, the percentage being reduced in the white population. As for age and gender, there is no particular category affected by melanonychia.


, contraindication "MELANONYCHIA" is NOT contagious!

Signs and symptoms for MELANONYCHIA

  • Pigmentation band on the nail plate, of brown or black color
  • Single or multiple nail presence
  • The longitudinal type starts at the cuticle and ends at the free edge of the nail.

Longitudinal melanonychia can be a sign of melanoma, being accompanied by the following:

  • Change in nail appearance
  • Alteration of nail color
  • Modification of nail pattern
  • Change in size of the pigmentation band
  • Pain – sudden onset

When we have a client who has MELANONYCHIA

Nail Treatments
Client must seek medical advice prior to booking.

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