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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. Such tasks include: raking, digging, planting, trimming or pruning. Use a small hand shovel to dig, to avoid cuts from buried debris. Make sure any sharp tool has a safety lock. Only use such as tool as intended. Practice proper body posture. And make sure your wrists are relaxed and straight (not bent) for maximum strength. Avoid tools with grooves on the handles that are meant to improve grip. If such tools don't fit your hand, they can lead to soreness and calluses. Read more

Related support groups: Onychomycosis - Toenail, Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Onychomycosis, Scrapes, Minor Cuts, Minor Skin Conditions, Minor Skin Irritation

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 approved label changes for oral ketoconazole tablets in 2013 to reflect these serious risks and to remove the indications for treatment of skin and nail fungal infections. However, an FDA safety review found that oral ketoconazole continues to be prescribed for these types of conditions. Since the 2013 labeling change, one patient death has been reported to the FDA due to liver failure associated with oral ketoconazole prescribed to treat a fungal infection of the nails.  See the full Drug Safety ... Read more

Related support groups: Tinea Corporis, Ketoconazole, Onychomycosis - Toenail, Tinea Cruris, Diaper Rash, Nizoral, Cutaneous Candidiasis, Tinea Barbae, Tinea Versicolor, Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Tinea Pedis, Tinea Capitis, Onychomycosis, Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis, Cutaneous Sporotrichosis, Dermatophytosis, See also Cutaneous Fungal Infections, Cutaneous Fungal Infection, Chromomycosis, Eumycetoma

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 manicures. In lieu of biting your nails, find a healthier habit. Squeeze a stress ball, or mold some clay or putty. Read more

Related support groups: Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Paronychia

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 University of California, Davis, said in a news release from the American Academy of Dermatology. "In addition to making the skin around your nails feel sore, repeated nail-biting can damage the tissue that makes nails grow, resulting in abnormal-looking nails," she said. "It can also leave you vulnerable to infection as you pass harmful bacteria and viruses from your mouth to your fingers and from your nails to your face and mouth." To cut down on the problem, Parsons suggested avoiding ... Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Anxiety and Stress, Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Paronychia

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. Read more

Related support groups: Fluconazole, Diflucan, Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, Miconazole, Onychomycosis - Toenail, Nizoral, Itraconazole, Onychomycosis - Fingernail, Onychomycosis, Sporanox, Voriconazole, Mycelex Troche, Oravig, Clotrimazole Troche, Paronychia, Vfend, Cresemba, Noxafil, Sporanox PulsePak

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. Read more

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