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How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety?

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 – Before your next manicure or pedicure, give some thought to the safety of your nail care products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nail polishes and removers are safe when used as intended. But under the wrong circumstances, going for that polished look can ignite problems. For example, some nail products can catch fire easily. They should not be exposed to flames, including lit cigarettes, or heat sources such as curling irons, the agency warns. Also, some nail products should only be used in areas with good air circulation (ventilation). Some also can harm your eyes and can be harmful if swallowed. The products must list ingredients in the order of decreasing amounts. If you have concerns about certain ingredients, check the labels. Possible troublemakers include nail hardeners and nail polishes that contain formaldehyde, which can cause skin ... Read more

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When Is It Nail Fungus?

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

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 this condition," said Dr. Shari Lipner. She is an assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. "Although nail fungus is the most common nail disorder that dermatologists treat, not every nail problem is caused by fungus, and there are several other conditions that may look similar, including nail psoriasis and nail trauma," Lipner said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "If you treat something that's not a fungus as a fungus, it may not help your ... Read more

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Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – Fungal nail infections, though unsightly, are generally painless and can often be prevented, a skin and nail specialist says. "Fungal nail infections are common and tend to run in families because of an inherited tendency, although not everyone is susceptible," Dr. Joshua Zeichner said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "Since fungal nail infections are contagious, it's important to take precautions to reduce your risk of getting an infection," Zeichner added. He's an assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Signs that you've picked up a fungus include yellow or brown nails. The nail may also lift off the nail bed, or split or crumble. So what can you do to keep this icky problem at bay? The first step is keeping your toenails trimmed short. This helps prevent debris from building up ... Read more

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Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests. Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study authors reported Nov. 25 in JAMA Dermatology. Even generics have succumbed to price inflation, up 279 percent between 2011 and 2014, based on the drugs surveyed. Price increases for skin treatments far outpaced the general inflation rate of 11 percent during the six-year study period, the researchers said. "Cancer drugs were the worst in terms of the numbers" – up 1,240 percent or nearly $11,000 over the six-year study period – primarily because of two medicines, said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of ... Read more

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