Archive for the 'Fungus' Category

Potential New Treatment for Nail Fungus

In previous studies by PURE Bioscience, two groups of animals were infected with T. mentagrophytes, causing fungal nail infection. One group was treated with silver dihydrogen citrate and the other group was untreated. The group treated with silver dihydrogen citrate had significant improvements. Amplify’d from SAN DIEGO, Aug 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – PURE [...]

Generic Meds for Toenail Fungus Much Cheaper

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails. The fungus starts in the nail bed, below the nail and invades into the nail plate. Toenail fungus is very resistant to treatment and reinfection is common. There are many home remedies and over the counter treatments, but most are not very effective. In the past, the [...]

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Northcoast Footcare, Inc does not conduct research or have any association with PinPointe™ FootLaser™. PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is conducting a multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of it’s laser treatment for toenail fungus (onychomycosis). The laser treatment works by targeting the microbes which cause the fungus infection and presently the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ kills Trichophyton Mentagophytes, [...]

Video: Nail Lacquer & Onychomycosis Study

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Nail Lacquer Effective Treatment for Nail Fungus

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and affects about 6-8% of the population, but is more prevalent in the older population. The nail can appear thick and yellow, cloudy and white or have a patchy appearance.  As the condition worsens, the nail becomes thicker, rougher and may crumble. There is rarely pain associated [...]

Intermittent Lamisil® Effective For Fungal Toenails

Terbinafine (Lamisil®) and itraconazole (Sporanox® ) are popular oral medications for the treatment of toenail fungus. Both are expensive and the treatment regimen involves 3 months of therapy. Itraconazole has been shown to be effective with a pulse dosing regimen. This means that the medication is taken daily for 7 days and then 21 days [...]

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Baseball & Softball

“With warm weather approaching, many athletes are busy gearing up for another competitive season in their sport. Unfortunately, training in improper footwear and neglecting to stretch properly before and after activity greatly increases serious occurrences of foot and ankle injury,” said APMA President Dr. Ross Taubman. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Research on Tea Tree Oil & Fungus

An essential oil is extracted directly from a plant or a part of a plant and contains the concentrated properties of a plant extract. The oil will carry a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant from which it is extracted. Essential oils are concentrated substances that may be composed of alcohols, hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, [...]

Topical Nail Fungus Treatment

A new topical nail solution is being studied for it’s effectiveness in treating onychomycosis, also known as nail fungus. Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to treat and despite there being a number of medications on the market, many topical medications are not very effective. Terbinafine HCl 10% nail solution (TNS) is currently ending phase III [...]

Artificial Nails & Fungus

Researchers from the Department of Dermatology at Sheba Medical Center in Israel evaluated 68 individuals with nail abnormalities after removing artificial nails. Samples of the nail were taken from the tip of the nail and at the base of the nail and sent to the lab for fungus evaluation. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Penlac®, Diabetes & Toenail Fungus

Researchers at the Institute for Diabetic Foot Research in New York, studied 49 type II diabetics with distal subungual onychomycosis (DSO – the most common type of toenail fungus). The patients were treated with ciclopirox 8% topical laquer (Penlac®) once daily for 48 weeks. Results: At the end of the study 63% of the patients [...]

Toenail Fungus

Ick! This is the normal reaction to the fungal toenail picture. Most people don’t want their toenails to look like this. This picture shows a more severe toenail fungus with discoloration, thickness, flaking, peeling and an abnormal shape. A dermatophyte is a type of fungus which affects skin, hair and nails. You may be familiar [...]