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Health Tip: Prevent Skin Conditions in Athletes

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Athletes, because they sweat routinely and often perform in hot conditions, are at higher risk of developing skin conditions, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy suggests how athletes can reduce their chances of acquiring a skin infection: Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until healed. Prevent blisters by using a pad, gel or spray on high-risk areas. ...

Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?

Posted 27 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 – Holiday parties and gatherings mean more trips to nail and hair salons for some. But if you're not careful, you might end up picking up more than you bargained for. In a recent small survey of nail and hair salon clients, more than two-thirds said they'd had one or more health issues after visiting a salon. These included skin problems, fungal infections and ...

4 Steps for Healthier Nails

Posted 6 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 – Good nail care is important, but it's possible to overdo it. For instance, it turns out that too much clipping can actually be harmful. Trimming nails every day can create stress across the entire nail. Over time, it can change nail shape and even lead to conditions like ingrown toe nails. It's fine to trim your nails with nail clippers or scissors, but no more than ...

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 ...

Recognizing 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 ...

Health Tip: Identifying Nail Fungus

Posted 1 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

-- A fungal nail infection may not always hurt, but it can trigger unsightly discolored nails that itch, along with surrounding toes or fingers. The American Academy of Dermatology says symptoms of a fungal nail infection include: Nails that become yellow or brown, starting at the tips and spreading across the nails. Such nails may crumble or split. Accumulation of debris underneath the nails. ...

Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis

Posted 17 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Nail psoriasis causes pitting, discoloration and thickening of the nails. So how to take care of your nails if you have the condition? Here are suggestions from the National Psoriasis Foundation: Trim your nails as short as you can, since longer nails are more prone to everyday damage. Protect your nails from injury, which can worsen psoriasis symptoms. When washing dishes, cleaning or ...

Health Tip: Artificial Nails Can Damage Real Ones

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

-- You may like the appearance of artificial nails, but you may not like the way they can leave natural nails thin and brittle. Here are ways to minimize such damage, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology: Instead of acrylic nails, use gel nails that you can soak off rather than nails that must be filed off. Make sure your salon uses an LED light, rather than a UV light, to help ...

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 ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Hands While Gardening

Posted 26 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Digging and weeding can pose dangers for your hands, so use caution while working in your garden. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand suggests these precautions: Wear a pair of leather gloves to protect hands from bites, scratches, blisters, poison ivy, chemicals, fertilizers, bacteria and sunburn. Perform a different task every 15 minutes to avoid repetitive use of the same muscles. ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Nizoral (ketoconazole) Oral Tablets: Drug Safety Communication - Prescribing for Unapproved Uses including Skin and Nail Infections Continues; Linked to Patient Death

Posted 23 May 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is warning health care professionals to avoid prescribing the antifungal medicine ketoconazole oral tablets to treat skin and nail fungal infections. Use of this medication carries the risk of serious liver damage, adrenal gland problems, and harmful interactions with other medicines that outweigh its benefit in treating these conditions, which are not approved uses of the drug. FDA ...

Health Tip: End Nail Biting

Posted 20 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Nail biting is anything but healthy, and it's also unsightly. The first part of kicking the habit is to figure out the triggers that cause you to do it. The American Academy of Dermatology offers this additional advice: Gradually quit, such as by not allowing yourself to bite your thumbs, then index fingers, etc. Trim your nails short, then coat them with a bitter-tasting polish. Get regular ...

Kicking the Nail-Biting Habit

Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Sept. 19, 2015 – Maybe it's time to listen to your mother's words and stop biting your nails. That's because nail-biting isn't just an unattractive habit, it can also lead to strange-looking nails and even skin infections, a dermatologist warns. "Chronic nail-biting can cause serious problems," dermatologist Dr. Margaret Parsons, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Nail Fungus

Posted 18 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- If you frequent public showers or pools and don't always don your shoes, you may be more prone to nail fungus, a condition medically known as onychomycosis. The Mayo Clinic says common symptoms include nails that are: Unusually thick. Crumbly and brittle. Ragged. Dull with no shine. Abnormally shaped. Unusually dark.

Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

Posted 13 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Nail biting is more than just a bad habit, it can harm your health. The American Academy of Dermatology warns against these potential side effects of nail biting: Soreness and bleeding of nearby skin. Poor nail appearance, which may be permanent if you bite your nails long enough. Infection of the nails and nearby skin. Infection of the mouth or gums.

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