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Use Caution When Taking Antifungal Medications

Use Caution When Taking Antifungal Medications

When you’re trying to cure a fungal toenail, antifungal medications can help, but they also have side effects. Certain antifungal medications can negatively affect the way your liver functions. If you want to take an oral antifungal medication, ask your doctor about doing a liver enzyme test first. By taking this test before you start […]

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Do Not Neglect Your Nails

Do Not Neglect Your Nails

Known as Beau’s lines, horizontal indentations on your nails may be a sign of health issues such as diabetes or vascular problems. High fevers and zinc deficiencies can also cause Beau’s lines. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and those suffering from Raynaud’s disease may get horizontal dents across their nails as well. It is time to […]

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Tight Hip Flexors May Cause Toe Walking in Children

Tight Hip Flexors May Cause Toe Walking in Children

Toe walking in children may be caused by tight hip flexors. Before you get worried about the more serious implications of toe walking, try Achilles tendon stretching first. Children often improve after these initial treatments. If they don’t respond to stretching, a therapist or athletic trainer can evaluate him or her and recommend what steps […]

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Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

“Micro-traumas” can happen to your toenails when they are not well maintained and subjected to repeated pressure. For example, toenails that are too long and then jammed inside of a shoe will not only hurt, but can eventually become discolored. In fact, repetitive micro-traumas are the number one cause of toenail discoloration. Avoid micro-traumas by […]

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