Nail fungus and pedicures

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I am a stylist and so I have seen a lot of nail fungus when doing pedicures. I don't know of anything natural to use, but make sure that you DO NOT keep your toes moist at all. That's one of the main causes of it. When getting out of water, shower, make sure your toes are dry. Also if you put lotion on your feet and then put socks on, do not put lotion by your toes.
It makes me think twice - I have such a long history of pedicures and (secretly) electroysis. And now with my son's wedding coming up, I'd offered the bride and her gals beauty services as a gift. I am going to take my offer right back, no kidding, or at least there will be no manicures or pedicures. It's just not worth it, even if the mainstream doesn't believe it. Thank you to all for making me think about this issue.
My big toe (the entire nail) has a yellowish color to it. I've had this for about one month now. My third toe is not yellow however it is thicker than normal, it's been this way for about a month and 1/2. I experience no pain however it's frustrating to not know what caused this. What could possibly cause this when all my other toe nails are perfectly normal? Could it be my diet? I've been using an anti-bacterial gel for the nails but they remain the same.
Why in the world do they put gauze on that type of a wound? My ex boyfriend had his thumb nail removed and he had the same problem. I don't think I have ever seen anyone in more pain as when he ripped that gauze off. I hope she has pain meds.
You need to take an antifungal medicine orally (Lamisil) for 3 months and you will lose the nail(s). The natural remedies don't work to my knowledge as you have penetrate the nail and the other drugs don't do that.
The other day, I went to the nail salon to get a pedicure and the technician noticed that I had fungus on several of my toenails. Since I usually have polish on my nails, I can't say that I can recall noticing when the fungus started to grow. When I looked this up online, I noticed that my nails looked similar to a type of fungus that is most commonly associated with HIV infection. Since reading this, I have been in constant panic.
Im a dinasaur to computers, but am mind boggled at what I found here. I was cutting, and filing out a fungus in one of my small toes, and realized I had filed right down to the skin. The nail was gone. I felt nothing. Only recently have wondered about the tingling in my toes, and the balls of my feet. Regular message and pedicures dont help, infact, the feeling is quite sensative... Cant stand it. I fear they are going numb. This tingling has been going on for some time..
Never have but it is imperitive they use good disinfecting of tools and tubs. I got a fungus from one place once and my foot had a red raised area and the skin peeled. No itch, but it just wouldn't go away. A few sprays of Tinactin (generic) got rid of it. I won't go back there to that salon. Many of our salons in this region of the US has only VietNamese technicians, and freqently they cannot understand my English.
we found out a month or two later when we were talking of our legs or arms itch when sitting at the computer or getting out of the shower. I'm afraid it's some sort of fungus and when we'll move to a new place we'll bring it with us. So i'm wondering if i shouldn't throw away all my stuff and start fresh again. I hope it's only some wood parasite that will go away when i'll throw away my old desk in a few days... Not sure what to do about the occasional itching after showering though.
Yeah. Well that's what I hope-related to some kind of yeast thing, and not HPV-which would mean I have to wait until it runs it's course with me. My doctor actually told me to stick with the gold bond if it works, but that's treating the symptoms...sigh. I just had a run of anti biotics after a surgery, wouldn't that take care of any kind of BI/yeast/uti??
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