Side Effects of Anti-Fungal Medicines

Common Side Effects of Lamisil- This is the medication prescribed by most doctors or podiatrists for nail or toenail fungus

  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Elevated Liver enzymes
  • Taste Changes
  • Pruritis
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Urticaria
  • Visual changes

Continue reading

Posted in Nail Fungus Remedies | Leave a comment

The American Podiatric Medical Association Comments on Nail Fungus

Fungal infection of toenails is a common foot health problem. A majority of victims don’t correct it and maybe don’t even recognize the existence of a problem. Studies estimate that it afflicts three to five percent of the population; however, podiatrists believe many cases go unreported, the incidence is much higher.

Continue reading

Posted in Nail Fungus Support | Leave a comment

Dermatophytes-Onychomycosis-Fungus References

Toenail Fungus and Other Fungal Infection References

Elewski BE, Charif MA: Prevalence of onychomycosis in patients attending a dermatology clinic in northeastern Ohio for other conditions, letter. Arch Dermatol 1997;133(9):1172-1173

Zaias N: The Nail in Health and Disease, ed 2. Norwalk, CT, Appleton & Lange, 1990, pp 106-119

Kemna ME, Elewski BE: A U.S. epidemiologic survey of superficial fungal diseases. J Am Acad Dermatol 1996;35(4):539-542

Elewski BE: Large-scale epidemiological study of the causal agents of onychomycosis: mycological findings from the Multicenter Onychomycosis Study of Terbinafine, letter. Arch Dermatol 1997;133(10):1317-1318

Continue reading

Posted in Fungus Research | Leave a comment

Athlete’s Foot and Black Walnut

Athlete’s foot is a common, persistent ailment caused by fungal growth on the feet. This type of infection occurs when the highly contagious tinea pedis fungus contacts the skin. Because the fungus is picked up in warm, damp places such as public pools, showers, or locker rooms, it is known as “athlete’s foot.” Often the most affected area of the foot is between the toes, where it is especially warm and moist; however, it may also spread to the rest of the foot.

When athlete’s foot is given a chance to grow, it may first result in an itchy red rash, typically beginning between the fourth and fifth toe. Unfortunately, cases of athlete’s foot are often ignored until they become almost unbearable. If the infection is not remedied, the skin may become soft and extremely sensitive to the touch. In the most severe cases, the edges of the afflicted area will become white and the skin can peel away, creating a milky discharge.

Continue reading

Posted in Home Remedy for Athlete's Foot | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Benefits of Calendula for Athlete’s Foot

Calendula, also known as “pot marigold,” is a widely known, versatile, and bitter, pungent herb known for its stimulating effect on the senses. Often it is used to rejuvenate and invigorate tired bodies and minds. It has been used to remedy cuts, scrapes, and other minor skin wounds and irritations. Calendula increases circulation, supports the immune system, and even provides respiratory support. Not only does calendula lessen the chance of infection it’s also resistant to fungus.

Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot fungus is picked up in warm, damp places such as public pools, showers, or locker rooms. It is a contagious, persistent ailment caused by fungal growth on the feet. While this infection may be found on any area of the foot, often the most affected area is between the toes, where it is especially warm and moist.

Continue reading

Posted in Home Remedy for Athlete's Foot | Leave a comment