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Nail Health for Today and Tomorrow-Fungus and Other Problems

Introduction

Uncommon Fungus Infections of the Great Toe

Introduction

Fungus infections of the nails, the great toe, can be caused by a number of different pathogens.  One of the most uncommon (get ready for the big words) is a nondermatophyte mold.  We won’t go into the name of the three most common molds, it isn’t necessary to know.

Cause

The above mentioned type of mold, and there are molds everywhere, is important as it is found mainly in soil and decaying plant material.  This is a very rare type of fungus infection.  The ability to actually diagnosis this is important as nail infections are difficult to treat and even harder to cure.  Diagnosis is made by microscopic read more...

Nail Fungus Spread and How to Treat It

Overview

Finger nails are one of the first things a person sees when you extend your hand for a hand shake.  It can be an indication of a person’s overall health and how they feel about themselves.  Actually this holds true for any gentleman in a high powered business situation.  The appearance of a nail infection can present someone in a negative light. Nail fungus is contagious to yourself and others and can be cured.

Causes

Fungus as with other types of contagions live microscopically on our skin without any thought of ours.  Routine cleaning of the nail and skin surfaces is not successful when it comes to this type of infec read more...

How to Care for Your Toe Nail Fungus

Cause

One of the frequent infections of the toe nail is a fungus infection.  It is a common organism found on our nails at all times and we have it with us constantly.  Although that is true it does not mean that we will automatically develop an infection.

Symptoms

Any small crack or break of the skin or mucosa will allow the fungus to invade our bodies and set up shop.  As with the best of infections an area that is warm, dark and moist presents the perfect atmosphere for the infection to multiply. The feet present more of a problem than the finger when it comes to awareness and then treatment.  The infected nail read more...

To Prevent a Fungus Infection, Do Your Own Manicure

Introduction

One definition of a well-groomed “lovely” lady is beautiful well cared for hands.  They are sometimes the first thing that is noticed about a woman when she is introduced and extends her hand for a hand shake.  Or perhaps she has met a very romantic man who is about to kiss her hand. The last thing she wants is to present a hand with a finger adorned with a deformed, unsightly nail the result read more...