Toenail fungus is gross. Nobody wants to look at it or talk about it. However, if it should develop, it can be very uncomfortable and will likely not go away on its own. If you want to avoid having to see a doctor to deal with this gross problem, you need to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some steps that you can take to avoid developing toenail fungus.
5 August 2015
Cradle cap and eczema are two common skin conditions that can affect babies. And while their effects and treatment are different, it can be difficult to tell them apart. If you've noticed patches of dry or scaly skin on your baby, cradle cap and eczema are the most likely causes – but which one is it? Why Are They Mistaken For Each Other? Both cradle cap and eczema cause dry, flaky skin.
31 July 2015
When you go to get contact lenses for the first time, the optometrist will run a few tests on your eyes and determine what he or she thinks your prescription should be. You will then wear the contacts for a few weeks to see if they are the right prescription or if adjustments need to be made. The prescription that you have for your eye glasses will not be the same for your contact lenses, so you need to know how to tell if the contact lenses are the right prescription when you are wearing them.
23 July 2015
The human body is designed to work like a well-oiled machine, but as you age, specific points of your body can start to see signs of wear and tear, specifically your joints. Whether it is your shoulder, knee, or elbow, artificial joint replacement could help to alleviate some of the pain and hassle associated with joints that have seen their better days. While the majority of these orthopedic surgeries occur without incident and improve function, there are always risks involved.
29 June 2015
If you have age-related hearing loss and it's getting more difficult to follow conversations, it may be time to start wearing a hearing aid. The first step is to visit an audiologist to have your hearing tested, so you can determine the right kind of hearing aid to buy. You'll find there are a variety of styles and options available, which makes it easy to find a device that works well for you.
25 June 2015
A neuroma is a swollen nerve that is located between the bones at the very ball of your foot. It is usually located on one side or the other of the middle toe. Because this condition is caused by nerve compression, it can be very painful. Read on to learn what causes neuromas, prevention tips, how to find relief at home and basic surgery information. Causes of Neuromas One of the primary causes of neuromas is unsupportive shoes that are too tight.
8 June 2015
If your child needs hearing aids in order to be able to hear properly, it can be hard to know what type of hearing aids is the best option to choose. There are many different factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing hearing aids for your child. Below is a guide to help you learn a few things to consider before buying a hearing aid for your child to use.
26 May 2015
If you have multiple food allergies, you're probably under the direct care of an allergist who monitors your symptoms and regularly tests you for new allergies. The information you share with your allergist is important for you to receive the proper treatment, but what if you didn't know you were having allergic reactions to certain foods? Below are three uncommon symptoms of an allergic reaction and what to do if they're experienced.
7 May 2015
A visit to your OBGYN might seem like more of a chore than a leisure trip, but regular visits might actually save your life. Irrespective of whether or not you're expecting or have any kind of venereal conditions, routine obgyn visits can shed light on a number of symptoms that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The following illustrates the importance of regular visits and how they can help you live a long, healthy life.
23 April 2015
Walk through the cat food section of your local pet supply store and you'll pass row after row of dry food, followed by stacks of different cans of wet food. How do you know which is best for your cat? Cats aren't much help as they will likely eat whatever you put in front of them, with the exception of the occasional food that they'll try to cover up and walk away from.
9 April 2015