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Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?

Posted 27 Dec 2017 by

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 ...

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 ...

Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by

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: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by

-- Children need carefully-fitted, sturdy shoes to support their growing feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these shoe-shopping tips: A child's feet typically grow quickly, so sizes may change every few months. Always measure your child's feet before buying a pair of shoes. Shoes that don't fit well can lead to discomfort and irritation. Check for these and signs of uneven ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Toenail Fungus

Posted 10 Jun 2016 by

-- Tiny fungi can creep under your toenails and cause an infection, leading to a number of unpleasant symptoms. The American Podiatric Medical Association says signs of toenail fungus include nails that: Are darker white or more yellow than usual. Have a strong odor. Accumulate debris below the surface, such as white flecks. Become thick and may be difficult to cut. Are infected and transmit ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Hands While Gardening

Posted 26 May 2016 by

-- 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

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: Recognizing Signs of Nail Fungus

Posted 18 Sep 2015 by

-- 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.

FDA Approves Kerydin (tavaborole) Topical Solution for Onychomycosis of the Toenails

Posted 8 Jul 2014 by

PALO ALTO, Calif. July 8, 2014--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for Kerydin (tavaborole) topical solution, 5%, the first oxaborole antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and nail bed that ...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval Of Jublia for the Treatment of Onychomycosis

Posted 11 Jun 2014 by

LAVAL, Quebec, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. today announced that that its wholly owned subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, received notice that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Jublia (efinaconazole 10% topical solution), the first topical triazole approved for the treatment ...

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