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Prevent Fungus in the First Place

February 22, 2012  | Article

Dr. Danzeisen and his partners developed Nourish, a line of enriched, anti-fungal nail lacquers and a nail treatment.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   nail treatments  

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  

A Natural Alternative for Dark, Discolored Nails

November 28, 2011  | Article

A proprietary blend of citrus seed extracts, Citrusway Nail Solution is applied twice daily around and under the nail to combat darkened and discolored nails.

 

Keywords: citrus   fungus   nail diseases  

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  

Laser Fungal Treatment Twice as Effective as Pills

September 1, 2009  | Article

The new treatment for fungal nails is not only safe, but it’s proving much more effective than the currently available oral antifungal medications, which may have side effects. Introduced in 2008, the treatment involves a small laser beam that is moved over the surface area of the toenail, instantly killing the fungal spores in the nail bed while leaving healthy tissues intact.

Keywords: fungus   nail diseases  

Caring for the Elderly

June 1, 2008  | Article

Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   elderly clients   fungus   healthy working  

What Is Athlete’s Foot?

February 1, 2008  | Article

This common infection of the feet is most often characterized by cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. In the majority of cases, it responds well to self care.

Keywords: athlete's foot   foot care   fungus   skin conditions  

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  

Lifestyle Trends Affect the Health of Our Feet

November 1, 2007  | Article

Lifestyle factors affect the health of our feet. Obesity, poor circulation, and even the choice of shoe can lead to serious foot conditions.

Keywords: diabetic clients   foot care   fungus   skin diseases   special needs clients  

Great Websites for Researching Nail Health

March 1, 2005  | Article

There is a wealth of information about nail diseases and nail health online. Our online correspondent, Debbie Doerrlamm, takes you to some top sites.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   fungus   nail diseases  

Pseudomonas

February 1, 2005  | Article

Having a nail infection is never fun, but luckily pseudomonas bacteria is one nail disease that can be eliminated fairly easily. Find out what causes the “greenies” and how you can ensure your clients won’t have ever have to deal with this ugly disorder.

Keywords: fungus   mold   nail diseases   pseudomonas  

There Is Opportunity in Every Disaster

October 1, 2003  | Article

At a recent tradeshow I saw an abundance of products that have been developed in direct response to a recent industry disaster, and it got me thinking.

Keywords: antifungals   fungus   MMA  

Bacteria: Back to the Basics

October 1, 2002  | Article

As a nail tech, you come in close contact with a number of people on a regular basis, in a type of interaction that makes the spread of bacteria and disease not only possible, but likely. With the recent spotlight on bacteria-related mishaps in the nail industry, we decided to revisit its history, causes, and remedies.

Keywords: bacteria   bacterial infections   fungus   nail separation   nail trauma  

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fungus But Were Too Disgusted to Ask

September 1, 2001  | Article

Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).

Keywords: fungus   fungus treatments   onychomycosis   yeast  

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