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Home Remedies to the Rescue

Most people, and especially Americans, would like to have a simple and guaranteed solution to cure nail and foot fungus. The cost should also be cheaper than free. Here is an abbreviated list of commonly used home remedies for fungal infections: Listerine Bleach Vinegar Alcohol Hydrogen peroxide Vicks VaporRub Oils (tea tree oil is the […]

Ick! Toenail Fungus!

By Richard Miller Nail’n’Toe Founder Group Ick! This is the normal reaction to the fungal toenail picture. Most people don’t want their toenails to look like this. The truth is: this is a picture of a moderately severe case. Discoloration, thickness, flaking, peeling… but not too bad! A dermatophyte is a type of fungus which […]

Comprehensive Therapy for a Complex Disorder

Toenail and finger nail infections are typically caused by dermatophytes, a group of fungi that get into the nail bed and thrive off the nail slowly turning it into a disfigured and ugly looking claw. Yeasts and molds can also be responsible for nail infections. Several types of fungal infections have been identified by medical […]

Got Fungus? Get Treated!

Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection of the nails, most often the toenails. Risk factors include increasing age, diabetes, nail trauma, hyperhidrosis, peripheral vascular disease, poor hygiene, tinea pedis, immunodeficiencies and chronic exposure of nails to water. Recent research documented a relationship among smoking, peripheral arterial disease and onychomycosis. Studies have reported the prevalence of onychomycosis […]

Fungus and Psoriasis

Accurate diagnosis of patients with nail problems is very important for the success of the treatment. Many patients with mild cases of skin psoriasis believe that their nail problems are caused by fungus. Without consulting with a doctor they go to a pharmacy and get an OTC anti-fungal topical solution or search online and end […]

The Burden of Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis accounts for 18-40% of all nail diseases and 30% of cutaneous fungal infections.[1] The incidence is between 2 and 13% and increases with age. Overall, 15-20% of the population suffering from onychomycosis is in the age range of 40-60 years.[2] Fungal infections of the feet normally occur in the outermost layer of the skin […]

Internet Miracle Cures for Fungus

Internet is a wonderful thing. Just a few years ago you could be looking at your nails wondering why they are yellow, flaky and ugly. Now you can google to see pictures and videos to compare and conclude that you have toenail fungus without going to a doctor. But there is, of course, another side […]

Toenail Fungus: Why Did I Get It

A number of risk factors are known to increase the likelihood of developing toenail fungus, including age, a family history of the infection, smoking, heavy perspiration, etc. People over 55 tend to get it easier than the younger population. However, children can get it too. Humid or moist environment,  uncomfortable socks or shoes, poor personal […]

Fungal Nail Infections

Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. Your nails’ health can be a clue to your overall health. Nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can signal various lung, heart, […]

Psoriatic Nails

Psoriatic Nails About 50 percent of persons with active psoriasis have psoriatic changes in fingernails and/or toenails. In some instances psoriasis may occur only in the nails and nowhere else on the body. Psoriatic changes in nails range from mild to severe, generally reflecting the extent of psoriatic involvement of the nail plate, nail matrix […]