21 12, 2017

What is an Ingrown Toenail?

By | December 21st, 2017|

When a nail begins to curve and dig into the skin it is identified as an ingrown toenail. This curved growth typically begins on the side of the nails and you begin to get symptoms such as redness, inflammation, swelling, and pain. Not only are ingrown nails irritating and painful, but they can also be [...]

9 11, 2017

The Benefits of Garlic!

By | November 9th, 2017|

Did you know garlic is famous for it’s limitless benefits? Whether it’s helping you lower your cholesterol or giving you a quick boost to your immune system, garlic’s perks to keeping your body strong are truly endless. Garlic has powerful antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The Allicin found in garlic helps decrease yeast formations found in [...]

15 10, 2017

Nail Fungus: Polish, Creams, Tablets, Oh My!

By | October 15th, 2017|

Nail fungus can be extremely persistent. Topical treatments like lotions and creams can take up to a year to even notice results. Tablets and pills for treating fungus can be risky, with harsh side effects and liver damage possibilities. Although these pills are known to be more effective than ointments, they come with heavier side [...]

3 09, 2017

Ingrown Toenails, Fight The Infection!

By | September 3rd, 2017|

So what’s the difference between a regular ingrown toenail and an infected ingrown toenail? Unlike regular ingrown toenails, infected ingrown nails, if left untreated for too long, could result in serious risks including death or toe amputation! It’s not the toenail itself that is infected, it’s really more the toe as a whole and the [...]

2 08, 2017

How Do Ingrown Toenails Form?

By | August 2nd, 2017|

Ingrown toenails typically affect the big toe but can happen to any of your toenails. People with curved or thick nails tend to be the most susceptible to ingrown toenails although anyone who is guilty of wearing poorly fitted shoes, poor foot hygiene, or recent injury can all become affected with an ingrown toenails. If [...]

28 07, 2017

Keep Getting Ingrown Toenails?

By | July 28th, 2017|

If you suffer from chronic ingrown toenails then it might be time to start considering nail removal surgery. Ingrown toenails form when the edge of the nail curves into the skin of the toe. This can be brought on by many different reasons. Ingrown toenails can be hereditary, attributed to improper cutting of the nails [...]

22 06, 2017

Tips to Treat Ingrown Toenails

By | June 22nd, 2017|

1. Make sure feet and nails are kept clean dry, except when you are doing a soak. 2. Try doing a foot soak 2-3 times a week that consists of warm water and salt. Allow the sore nails to soak for about 15 minutes. The soak will help alleviate pain. Once done make sure the [...]

4 06, 2017

Interesting Facts about your fingernails

By | June 4th, 2017|

1. Children and pregnant women are more likely to get ingrown nails. This is due in large part to the hormones during pregnancy. They cause the nails to grow much faster, similar to children. Children's growth development is much higher than that of an adult, including the nails. 2. Fingernails grow twice as fast as [...]

30 05, 2017

Ingrown Fingernails

By | May 30th, 2017|

Ingrown nails are a common mishap that occur when our nails begin to grow into the skin, and therefore become ingrown. Our nails are made up of a protein known as keratin. The keratin produces layers of its cells which push itself to the surface of our finger and form ridges under the skin to [...]

13 04, 2017

Ingrown Toenail: What you need to know

By | April 13th, 2017|

What is an Ingrown Toenail? Pretty explanatory, it is when the edge of your nail grows into the skin surrounding your toes, typically downwards. Other names for ingrown toenail are Onychocryptosis and Unguis incarnates. Symptoms may be inflammation, redness and constant pain. In some serious cases, it is possible to spread into the bone. It [...]