You Are Not Alone! Frequent Questions We’re Asked About Nail Fungus

Posted on Dec 18, 2013

You Are Not Alone! Frequent Questions We’re Asked About Nail Fungus Nail fungus is one of the most common ailments suffered by Canadians. However, because the problem is widely thought of as embarrassing, there are few who will ask those in their social circles – or even specialists – about it. If that describes you, here are answers to some of the most common questions that nail fungus sufferers ask us. 1) How Do I Know if I Have Nail Fungus? Verifying the presence of nail fungus simply requires close examination of the nail area....

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Debunking Three More Myths about Nail Fungus

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Debunking Three More Myths about Nail Fungus Toenail fungus continues to be a little understood topic amongst Canadians. This limited understanding has caused several myths to emerge on the subject, which mislead people on the potential causes and treatments available. Let’s set the record straight on three myths that continue to persist. Myth: The Fungus Will Go Away on Its Own if Untreated This is one of the most common, and dangerous, myths circulating online forums and other areas of personal research. When it is left untreated, the...

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Benefits of Treatment with the PinPointe FootLaser

Posted on Oct 25, 2013

Benefits of Treatment with the PinPointe FootLaser Toenail fungal infections are actually a common occurrence. It can begin with a slight yellowing of the nail but often ends, after a painful process, with the nail becoming completely removed from the nail bed. If you are suffering from such an infection, you are probably searching for a lasting resolution that will provide long-term foot comfort. Not only is laser treatment for toenail fungus effective, but there are also benefits when compared to other forms of treatment. Many medications...

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Recognizing the Three Key Stages of Nail Fungus Growth

Posted on Oct 1, 2013

Recognizing the Three Key Stages of Nail Fungus Growth Nail fungus is a condition that thousands of Canadians experience each year. And many find that the condition becomes more difficult to treat as it progresses. So in order improve the chances of any treatment being effective, sufferers must recognize the signs of nail fungus growth as they evolve. Let’s look at the nail fungus growth stages – the Early Stage, the Moderate Growth Stage and Advanced Growth Stage – and what fungus sufferers can watch out for in order to diagnose...

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More Tips for Preventing Nail Fungus

Posted on Sep 6, 2013

More Tips for Preventing Nail Fungus Toenail fungus is a serious issue that can develop slowly in those who are not taking adequate care of their feet. Though it can be unsightly and embarrassing, it’s an extremely common condition, referred to medically as Onychomycosis. Fortunately, due to the frequency of cases around the globe, medical professionals have studied this condition extensively. This means that there is a great depth of understanding on the root causes of the problem – and simple recommendations to prevent its...

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Afraid of a Laser? There’s No Need to Be

Posted on Aug 26, 2013

Afraid of a Laser? There’s No Need to Be The fact that you’re reading this likely means you have been searching for a solution to your nail fungus problem. You may have even tried a remedy or two, but the fungus has returned. You’d like to get rid of the fungus and be done with it, but laser treatment sounds a little frightening. Though it may seem unusual, laser treatment is a very effective alternative to home remedies and even oral medications, which can pose health risks. In fact, the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is similar to lasers...

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Popular Myths Around Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus)

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Popular Myths Around Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus) Nail fungus can be embarrassing, which is probably why people don’t tend to bring it up in conversation. Its taboo nature, however, has resulted in a number of myths about infections and how to treat them that we’d like to dispel. Myth #1: Only unhygienic people get toenail fungus. Simply untrue. Though you might be feeling self-conscious, rest assured that there are many ways to contract an infection, including scratches to the nail, tight shoes, and public spaces. In fact, healthy,...

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Sound Advice for Avoiding Nail Fungus

Posted on Jul 9, 2013

Sound Advice for Avoiding Nail Fungus Most of us don’t think much about our feet until there is a problem. Nail fungus is a contagious, fungal infection that can affect fingernails and toenails. It can be painful and embarrassing, and is often resistant to treatment. The good news is you can prevent fungal infections from occurring in the first place. How? With good hygiene and common sense. Fungus love moist conditions. Eliminate that moisture and they have less chance to survive and thrive. – If you already have an infected fingernail,...

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What Happens if I Don’t Treat My Nail Fungus?

Posted on Jul 2, 2013

What Happens if I Don’t Treat My Nail Fungus? Most people believe that if they have fingernail or toenail fungus, the worst of the problem is how their nails look. Unfortunately, unhealthy looking nails are actually a much more serious problem that can get worse. Whether or not to treat a fungal nail infection is up to you. But know that if it is not treated, it won’t go away on its own. Fungal nail infections are just like any other infection – a medical condition that involves rapid growth of a live and active fungus. The...

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Oral and Topical Anti-Fungal Medications – Effective or Not?

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

Oral and Topical Anti-Fungal Medications – Effective or Not? If you suffer from nail fungus, you probably already know it can be difficult to treat, and that repeat infections are frustratingly common. Not treating an infection, even if mild, can cause it to spread to other nails as well. Serious fungal nail infections need to be treated. Two common options are antifungal tablets (oral medication) and topical (non-oral) remedies, such as nail paints. These treatments can cure fungal nail infections, but may take 6-12 months to see...

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