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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. ...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Luzu (luliconazole) Cream in Pediatric Patients with Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch and Ringworm

Posted 8 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

RALEIGH, N.C., FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) (“Valeant”), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the use of Luzu (luliconazole) cream, 1% for the topical treatment of patients 12 and older with athlete's foot (inte ...

Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 – Organized sports provide a wide range of benefits for children and teens. But there's a risk of infections if certain safety measures aren't followed, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns. "Joining an athletic team is a fun, physically challenging and healthy way for kids to practice teamwork and sportsmanship, but they do need to understand ...

Health Tip: Do You Have Athlete's Foot?

Posted 22 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Athlete's foot is a fungal skin disease that leads to pain and itch, notably between the toes. The warm, moist and dark environment created by our footwear is an ideal breeding ground for fungus. The germ often lingers on pool decks and in public showers. The American Podiatric Medical Association says athlete's foot symptoms may include: Itching and burning between the toes, which may ...

Health Tip: Coping With Sweaty Feet

Posted 7 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If your feet are sweaty much of the time, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. While it's not cause for worry, you can do things to cope with excess sweating. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests: Wash your feet daily, especially between the toes, with antibacterial soap. Dry feet well, then sprinkle cornstarch, foot powder or an antifungal powder to keep feet dry. ...

Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

-- 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: Protect Against Athlete's Foot

Posted 18 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Athlete's foot is an itchy, often painful fungal infection. But there are things you can do to help prevent it. The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends: Using soap and water to wash feet daily, taking care to thoroughly dry between the toes. Always wearing sandals or shoes in public locker rooms or restrooms. Wearing shoes that are lightweight and breathable. Changing your ...

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: Preparing for a Pedicure

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 Drugs.com

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: Got Athlete's Foot?

Posted 11 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that's easily picked up in public areas such as locker rooms and pools. The American Podiatric Medical Association mentions these possible symptoms: Scaly, dry skin, especially between the toes. Inflamed, itchy skin. A burning and itching sensation, which may worsen over time. Blisters that break open and ooze, leading to pain and swelling.

Athletes Need to Guard Against Skin Woes

Posted 24 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 – Sprains and fractures aren't the only hazards athletes face. Certain skin problems are also common among sports enthusiasts. The five skin conditions most often seen in athletes are blisters; turf burn (abrasions from falls on an artificial surface); athlete's foot (a fungal infection); sun exposure, and a type of acne called acne mechanica, according to the American ...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. Approval Of Luzu Cream, 1%

Posted 17 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

LAVAL, Quebec, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, has received notice that the New Drug Application for Luzu (luliconazole) Cream, 1% has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Luzu Cream, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of ...

Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet

Posted 22 May 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 22 – Anyone who has ever wrestled with athlete's foot knows there is something about feet that fungi seem to like. But scientists now have the first detailed "map" of the fungal groups that live on your skin – and, yes, your feet are the hottest neighborhood. It's no secret that the human body is awash in microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, both outside ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Fungus

Posted 15 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

-- Your feet, particularly your toenails and in between the toes, are prone to fungal infection, often referred to as athlete's foot. This can lead to itchy toes and thick, brittle and discolored nails. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you can help prevent fungal infections of the feet by: Carefully and frequently washing the feet, making sure to thoroughly dry them. If walking in ...

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