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Archive for October 2011

Nail Fungus in Bathrooms

Most of us tend to think of nail fungus infection (onychomycosis) spreading via public swimming pools and borrowed footwear, but shared bathrooms spread nail fungus as well. Conditions for fungal survival and growth are similar in pool areas, foot wear, and bathrooms: continuous moisture, relatively warm temperatures, and limited air circulation. The other thing that’s…

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Plantar Warts

Warts on the bottom of the feet are also known as plantar verruca. Depending on where the warts are located, some may cause pain when walking. There are many different treatments for warts including acid, freezing, duct tape (yes, the same duct tape you can use to fix almost anything), laser and surgery to name…

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shocking toenail fungus stastistics

1. One in every four adults has experienced or will experience fungal infection of the nails at least once by the time they hit age forty. 2. Nearly 50% of people aged 60 and above are stricken with some type of nail fungus. 3. Over 35 million people all over the world have some type…

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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Laser treatment for toenail fungus are revolutionary breakthrough procedures in treating nail fungus infection. Laser fungus toenail treatments do not cause cuts or burns and thus has the advantage of patients being treated without reported discomfort. Studies on laser treatment for toenail fungus have been done are extremely encouraging, and to date, no known side…

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Heel Pain

About 90 percent of people with plantar fasciitis improve significantly after two months of initial treatment. You may be advised to use shoes with shock-absorbing soles or fitted with a standard orthotic device like a rubber heel pad. Your foot may be taped into a specific position. If your plantar fasciitis continues after a few…

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ooh my aching toe!

Abrasions/scrapes are very common on the feet and toes. Initial treatment should be to stop the bleeding. Luckily, abrasions do not usually bleed a lot. Next, you want to clean the area with soap and water. Now, there are a couple options for what to do next. You can leave the area uncovered and allow…

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high heels for babies?

Have you heard about the latest fashion trend for babies? It is high heels. That’s right, you read that correctly. Two moms from Bellevue, Washington have designed soft and squishy high heels that babies (0-6 months) can wear. They are called Heelarious. As long as the baby does not stand in the shoes, I think…

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