Topic : fungal infections

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That Fungus May Not Be Your Fault

November 28, 2011  | Article

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld, founder of the Institute for Integrative Podiatric Medicine, suggests that toenail fungus in actually the result of an internal fungal infection.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus  

PediFix Fungasoap

March 27, 2011  | Product

Organic soap company Vermont Soapworks has teamed up with PediFix to create Fungasoap, an all-natural liquid soap that fights foot fungus. The soap is enriched with tea tree oil, an essential oil that has been used to fight fungal infections for centuries.

Keywords: all-natural   antifungals   athlete's foot   fungal infections   fungus  

New Laser Technique Tackles Onychomycosis

March 22, 2011  | Article

Dr. Krista Archer, a Manhattan foot specialist, offers her patients a new treatment, an in-office laser called the CoolTouch CT3 plus CoolBreeze, that treats discolored, thickened, fungal toenails.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   nail diseases   onychomycosis  

ringworm

December 30, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Ringworm is a type of fungal infection, often picked up while traveling.

Keywords: fungal infections   ringworm   skin diseases  

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

What Are Splinter Hemorrhages?

June 1, 2008  | Article

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.

Keywords: fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   psoriasis   splinter hemorrhage  

Can callus buildup be caused by a fungus?

February 1, 2008  | Article

Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.

Keywords: callus   foot care   fungal infections   fungus  

Spread the News About Onychomycosis

September 1, 2007  | Article

As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   onychomycosis  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months

Keywords: elderly clients   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   splinter hemorrhage  

Help Desk

October 1, 2004  | Article

I have lost several clients who work in the medical field because they are no longer allowed to wear acrylic nails. What can you tell me about acrylic versus natural nails in terms of spreading bacteria?

Keywords: fungal infections   ingrown toenails   nurses and artificial nails  

Nail Separation Anxiety

June 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: fungal infections   lichen planus   lifting   nail separation   onycholysis  

Frequently Asked Questions: The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

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

Keywords: allergic reactions   bacterial infections   brittle nails   effect of weather on nails   fungal infections  

The Nail Doctor: Cold Weather Can Affect Nails

December 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: bacterial infections   brittle nail syndrome   brittle nails   effect of weather on nails   fungal infections  

The Nail Doctor

September 1, 1998  | Article

This month, our Nail Doctors team up to talk about bacteria spots, perimenopause, toenail fungus, and working after surgery.

Keywords: allergic reactions   antifungals   effects of medications on nails   fungal infections   peeling nails  

The Nail Doctor Talks About Summer Nail Issues

August 1, 1998  | Article

It’s summer, which can mean a healthy time for nails.

Keywords: fungal infections   nail diseases   onychomycosis   overexposure   sweaty feet  

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