2 10 / 2018

How Does Toenail Fungus Spread, and is it Contagious?

By |2018-10-02T14:12:27-07:00October 2nd, 2018|

There is little research available on how toenail fungus is spread. Fungal spores are usually invisible to the naked eye and are therefore hard to diagnosis without medical intervention. One study estimates that approx 35 million people have some type of toenail fungus or onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is chronic and persistent, therefore it is hard extremely [...]

1 10 / 2018

Nail Abnormalities that can be Mistaken for Nail Fungus

By |2018-10-01T16:28:04-07:00October 1st, 2018|

Nail fungal infection makes your nail have an abnormal looking, such as yellow color or thicken shape. However, in reality, there are many other reasons why your nail looks different. Let’s look at some examples. Ridged/lined nails. They are common and can be considered normal. It can be caused by skin dryness, low in protein, [...]

28 09 / 2018

Nail Fungus and Nail Cosmetics

By |2018-09-28T13:50:23-07:00September 28th, 2018|

In 2009, The World Health Organization published guidelines which state that all direct patient care and health care workers are prohibited to apply artificial nails. The CDC also published a similar guideline. Previous studies found that artificial nails allow an ideal environment for fungus and bacteria to grow inside the nail. Especially, older artificial nails [...]

26 09 / 2018

Understanding the Protocol of Pedicures at Salons

By |2018-09-26T13:44:50-07:00September 26th, 2018|

Nail art and pedicures are on the rise over the last 5 years, with the increased use of social media such as Instagram and Pinterest. You may often see celebrities or Instagrammers post their gorgeous nail arts and attract people. While pedicures give you shine in the everyday life, home pedicures can sometimes create issues, [...]