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Recognizing Nail Fungus

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – If you think you have nail fungus, you might be tempted to hide your problem with nail polish or self-treat with over-the-counter antifungal products. But you should visit a doctor instead, a dermatologist suggests. "Nail fungus can be an embarrassing problem, but you shouldn't be embarrassed to discuss it with a board-certified dermatologist, who can help you manage ...

Health Tip: Preparing for a Pedicure

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by

-- Getting a pedicure may seem routine, but without precautions you may be putting your health at risk. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you: Shouldn't shave your legs before a pedicure, or let the technician use a razor on your feet. Shouldn't allow the same tools to be used for both a manicure and pedicure. Shouldn't share or use an emery board that has been used on someone ...

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 – Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows. The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 percent among football players, the investigators found. The actual ...

Health Tip: Athletes Are at Risk for Skin Problems

Posted 2 Sep 2015 by

-- Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections. To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises: Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging. Protect against blisters by using a spray, gel or pad on areas that tend to blister. Make sure footwear fits correctly, and consider special socks or gloves for blisters on the hands or ...

Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species

Posted 26 Aug 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 – You've got a lot of unsuspected roommates: A new study finds that ordinary house dust contains thousands of species of bacteria and fungi. The researchers analyzed dust from about 1,200 homes across the continental United States, and found that the dust in each home contained an average of more than 5,000 species of bacteria and about 2,000 species of fungi. "Every ...

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