24 09 / 2019

How to Avoid Nail Fungus

By |2019-09-24T12:17:16-07:00September 24th, 2019|

Nail fungus causes the nails to be discolored, flaky, brittle, and thickened. They are caused by a branch of fungi that are called dermatophytes and are responsible for other skin infections such as jock itch and ringworm. Nail fungus is a very common condition that adults become more susceptible to as they age. It is [...]

12 09 / 2019

How Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot, and Ringworm Can Lead to Nail Fungus

By |2019-09-12T10:51:23-07:00September 12th, 2019|

One thing in common between ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, and nail fungus are that they are all caused by a fungus. The fungus, dermatophyte, is classified as tinea-- an umbrella category for all infections on the skin. This type of fungus infection can come from sources such as animals, soil, or someone who has [...]

9 09 / 2019

Nail Fungus Infection in Diabetics

By |2019-09-09T11:55:02-07:00September 9th, 2019|

One third of diabetics in the nation suffer from nail fungus. Diabetics has an increased risk of getting nail fungus - 22% higher than those who don’t have diabetes. In addition, diabetes is associated with high blood sugar levels which affects the immune system. People with diabetes can be immunocompromised, which can then lead to [...]

4 09 / 2019

Is Vinegar Effective in Treating Nail Fungus?

By |2019-09-04T11:03:19-07:00September 4th, 2019|

Vinegar is a liquid product of the fermentation of alcoholic liquid that contains roughly 15% acetic acid and is often used in cooking to flavor or preserve foods, or as a cleaning agent. The acidic properties of vinegar make for a good disinfectant that can be used to slow nail fungus growth and is a [...]