Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea-Pedis) What is it? Tinea Pedis, commonly known as Athlete’s foot, is caused by fungus. Found in warm, moist environments such as sweaty socks and shoes. Chronic & recurrent infections are common. Symptoms: Intense itching Cracked,...
Vinegar Soaks for Toenail Fungus & Scaly Skin

Vinegar Soaks for Toenail Fungus & Scaly Skin

INGREDIENTS 1-gallon lukewarm water 1 cup white vinegar 1-ounce mineral oil (optional) 1 tablespoon dish soap (NOT DAWN SOAP) Place all ingredients into a pan and soak feet for 20 to 30 minutes or until water is cool. Dry feet completely with a towel, especially the...
Using Vicks VapoRub for Toenail Fungus

Using Vicks VapoRub for Toenail Fungus

Up to 10 percent of people across all ages and as many as 50 percent of people 70 or older have this toenail fungus, according to an article published in the December 2013 “American Family Physician.” Also called onychomycosis, fungus infects the nail bed...
Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease

FACTS: Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is very common; it affects more than 35 million Americans. PVD is usually seen in legs. RISK FACTORS: Age >50 years old Diabetes family history High blood pressure High cholesterol Lack of exercise Overweight Smoker SIGNS...
Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fascitis Caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that extends from the heel bone to the toes. Most common cause of heel pain. Most common cause of heel pain. Typical symptoms are burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the bottom of the foot that is...