Nails - Fungus

Nails - Fungus

Toenail Fungus Overview: 

Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis) is an infection found under the nail initiated by a dermatophyte (skin fungus). Starting off as a small yellow or white dot, the infection is known to quickly spread and eat away at the toenail and the area where the skin meets the base of the nail. 

Under these circumstances, the affected area will soon become discolored and start to release a foul, undesirable odor. If left untreated, the condition will force the toenail to become thicker, crumbly and generally more ragged. Not only does this look displeasing, it also often results in nagging pain as the nail consistently presses down onto a sensitive part of the body. 

Although nail fungus can also occur in finger nails, the majority of cases are seen in the toes. This is because fungi often live in dark, warm, moist places (like your shoes), and your feet receive significantly less light than the hands. 

Generally speaking, people who attend public swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms are more likely to acquire toenail fungus than others. 

Other factors that may result in a higher risk of toe fungus:

  • Receiving manicures or pedicures with previously used, unwashed equipment.
  • Already deformed nails or diagnosis of another nail disease.
  • Extended periods of moist skin.
  • Constant sweating, especially in unnecessary circumstances.
  • Consistently wearing closed footwear.
  • Donning damp socks for prolonged periods of time. 

Furthermore, people with diminished circulation and/or compromised immune systems are more likely to contract toe fungus.  

Most Common Symptoms of Nail Fungus:

  • Thickened nail. 
  • Affected nail becomes crumbly or weak.
  • Oddly shaped toe nail.
  • Nail is unusually dull or dry.
  • The nail itself or the skin under the nail turns a dark/yellowish color.

Products

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Gift Set - Doctor Recommended
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Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Gift Set - Doctor Recommended

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Dr.'s Remedy Nails and Skin Vitamin

Dr.'s Remedy Nails and Skin Vitamin

The Dr.'s Remedy Nails and Skin Vitamin has been formulated by podiatrists. The vitamin supplement optimizes nail health from within. Enriched with the known beauty powerhouse Biotin, this new supplement offers nutritional support and boosts the health of nails, skin and hair. The perfect blend of nutrients supports normal cell growth, repairs damaged cells, and helps create new tissue. Think stronger, healthier nails! (1 bottle = 1 month supply)
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Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Remover - Acetone Free - 4.2oz

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Remover - Acetone Free - 4.2oz

Free Shipping on Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Remover. Non-acetone nail polish remover: enriched with tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender, as well as vitamins and wheat protein. An important compliment to our chic line of Enriched Nail Polish. ‘Do something good for your nails, even when taking the polish off ’. This is the new larger size - 4.2 ounces - buy two bottles to save even more!
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Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Remover - Acetone Free

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish Remover - Acetone Free

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Dr.'s Remedy Caress Cuticle Oil

Dr.'s Remedy Caress Cuticle Oil

Free Shipping on Dr.'s Remedy CARESS Cuticle Oil - CARESS is a uniquely formulated cuticle oil designed to boost nails' exibility and prevent breakage.Caress contains natural antifungal ingredients such as tea tree oil and garlic bulb extract to aid with preventing fungal infections. Also infused with safflower and kukui nut oil, hydrating with Caress Cuticle Oil nightly will help maintain healthier skin and nails. This product is an effective Anti-fungal Nail Treatment.
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Dr.'s Remedy Non-Toxic Nail Polish
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Dr.'s Remedy Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Dr.'s Remedy Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish offers your fingers and toes the flawless combination of style and health. The non-toxic formula is made up of vitamins, proteins and natural ingredients like wheat protein, garlic and tea tree oil. The result is attractively strong and nourished nails! The polish comes in your choice of over 30 gorgeous colors, from vibrant pink coral to noble navy.

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Popular Prevention Products:

If you currently have a nail fungus, it is advised that you see a doctor immediately. The best, most effective treatment is usually an oral medicine, but Orthotic Shop carries a few products that help you avoid developing a nail fungus in the first place. They are: 

Dr.'s Remedy Caress Cuticle Oil – Containing fungus-combatting ingredients like tea tree oil and garlic bulb extract, this cuticle treatment makes your nails strong and keeps them protected to help prevent any irritating toenail fungus from growing before it even has the chance to start.

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish – This all-natural nail polish has been developed and manufactured by wellness specialists to keep your toenails resilient to fungal infection. Dr. Remedy’s Nail Polish also comes in a full range of colors so that you can define your unique style and fight fungus all at once.

Other Prevention Tips:

  • Dry your feet completely before putting on shoes or socks.
  • Wear properly fitting shoes that allow your foot to “breathe.”
  • Use an antifungal spray to clean-out your shoes.
  • Always, always wear shower sandals when in a public shower or locker room.
  • Do not use nail clippers that have been used by others, unless they’ve been sterilized.
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