31 12 / 2018

Toenail fungus spreads within families

By |2018-12-31T14:29:43-07:00December 31st, 2018|

According to WebMD (https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20060929/foot-fungus-spreads-among-families#1), studies confirm that toenail fungus does spread among families. By using molecular biology techniques, researchers in one of the studies observed the expansion of the microorganisms called dermatophytes, which commonly cause toenail fungus, among families. Also, another study found that among 57 families in which at least one person had toe/foot [...]

19 12 / 2018

What is the difference between Fungi and Bacteria?

By |2018-12-19T13:30:45-07:00December 19th, 2018|

We find both fungus and bacteria everywhere, but do you really know the difference between those two? Today, let’s learn basics about them and compare the key differences. FUNGI Evolved more than 900 million years ago. Multi-celled microorganisms. Can grow on their own by obtaining energy from the existing environment. Fungi could be used to [...]

6 12 / 2018

Fungal infection vs Bacterial infection

By |2018-12-06T17:34:50-07:00December 6th, 2018|

Although we are always surrounded by various kinds of fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms no matter how clean we are, not everyone has his/her toes infected - this is because their immune system prevents those microorganisms to overgrowth on your toes. However, when your immune defense becomes weaker, the pathogens will start overgrowing and start [...]

4 12 / 2018

Taking a Pedicure Break

By |2018-12-04T13:49:42-07:00December 4th, 2018|

When pedicure is left on your toenails for a long time, you may develop white spotting on your nails. It is called a keratin granulation - It appears when the upper layer of the toenail (made of keratin) is removed along with the pedicure when you take it off. When you get a keratin granulation, [...]