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Nail Fungus - Ugh

Nail fungus (onychomycosis) is most often seen as a white or yellow spot under the nail. Not to be confused with athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), which infects the areas between your toes and the skin of your feet. Nail fungus can also affect fingernails, but it is more common in toenails. As the nail fungal infection progresses deeper, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken, and crumble at the edge. It can also affect several of your nails. Not sure how you contracted a nail fungus infection? Here are some common causes: Sharing nail clippers with othersWalking barefoot in public showers or locker roomsVisiting a nail salon that does not sterilize their instrumentsNot keeping your nails clean and dry If your nail fungus is painful and has caused thickened nails, medications may help. But even if treatment is successful, nail fungus often returns. Here are some symptoms of nail fungus. It is time to take action if one or more of your nails are: Distorted in shapeFoul-smellingBrittle,…

Washing of the Feet - We Honor Holy Week

Holy Week Foot Care is a Noble Service. Thank you to all the foot care nurses serving our communities.

Your Healthy Feet - Clean and Dry Every Day

If your feet are challenged by peeling or callused skin or odor, give them the TLC they deserve. Your feet spend most of every day trapped inside a pair of shoes. All the moisture and sweat provides fertile ground for bacteria to grow, and the spaces between your toes are even more hospitable for bacteria and fungi. When you don't wash your feet, you're letting that stuff accumulate from day to day. That leads to unpleasant foot odor -- and eventually to fungal infections and other skin problems. You don't need a special foot wash to clean your feet. Just make sure you give them a thorough soaping, especially between your toes. After your shower, it's equally important to dry your feet (between the toes again) to prevent trapped moisture from letting all that bacteria hang around. Foot powder can keep them dryer longer, too.  For areas that are dry, apply a quality moisturizer, but avoid applying lotion between the toes. Keep that skin dry. If you do have a more seriou…

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RNformulated in a clinical trial by a Certified Foot Care Nurse, CFCN. A CFCN is a nurse credentialed through WOCNCB, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board.