Posted in Lifestyle on July 30, 2009

toenail-fungus-nailFirst Case of Nail Fungus

The first case of nail infection was of the subungual type, with the nail being soft, brittle, and opaque. This characterizes onychomycosis due to Microsporum racemosum, and was detected in 1997 from a 60-year-old housewife. The patient was diagnosed at Servicio de Dermatologíca del Hospital Universitario “Puerta del Mar” in Spain and was successfully treated with itraconazole (100 g/day).  Itraconazole was administered orally for 12 weeks and to which the patient responded positively; the patient was then discharged. Read more …

Posted in Lifestyle on July 13, 2009

toenail-fungus

Toenail fungus, also called as onychomycosis is a prevalent, chronic, stubborn, deep-rooted fungal infection, and is affecting more than 35 million people. Signs of toenail fungus include brittle, thickened, and flaky nails. Aside from being unattractive and uncomfortable, fungal toenail infections can also cause loss of toenails. It is very difficult to get rid of, that even well-known drugs used to threat it are ineffective or risky. There is also a powerful link between toenail fungus, and acquiring athlete’s foot, which in itself is a very communicable infection. Toenail fungus symptoms also includes presence of bad odor and yellowish nails. Toenail Fungus, a type of feet fungus, can spread from one family member to another especially those whose feet are always wet with sweat. Read more …

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