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  • Peeling Brittle Nails
  • Peeling brittle nails

    Many of my patients ask me about how they should treat splitting, peeling and ridges on their nails. So here is some information on how to deal with these conditions. I will be honest with you, I suffer from some of these as well thanks to getting shellac and other gel nail polish in the past.

    Also I am  washing my hands constantly between patients sometimes more than 20 times a day! So you can imagine, even if I had the strongest nails, they would be bound to break and peel after so many hand washing.

     

    Ok, back to the conditions of splitting, peeling and ridges.

    All of these  can be due to lack of vitamins, systemic disease or trauma ( manual labor, rough manicures, typing). So when your nail is damaged, one thing you can’t do is repair the damaged portion!!

    I know this sounds wrong but the fact is that once your nail is damaged you have to wait until the damaged portion grows out. Meanwhile you need to support and protect it while it is growing out.

    This is no different than damaged hair from getting coloring or straightening with harsh chemicals.

     

    So when a  cosmetic company claims that they can repair your nails with their treatment lacquers

    “Lord knows that there are so many of them in the market”

    They are misinforming the consumer. As a matter of fact most of these treatments contain chemicals like Formaldehyde which initially hardens the nail but with time it permanently can break the nail down, making it more brittle.

     

    What to do:

    Figure out the cause first.

    Then use products that are good for your nails and are not going to permanently damage them

    “Avoid ingredients like Formaldehyde or Toluene in a nail treatments”

    and allow your nails to grow back to their healthy look and don’t forget to moisturize your nails, after all they are extensions of your skin made out of keratin!

     

    #Nail Polish #DevSolo Publishing

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  • Ask Dr. Kelly A Question
  • Ask Dr.Kelly a question.

    Can soapy water clear out bacteria from my toenails?

    Sometimes it is difficult to tell a difference between bacteria and fungus. When a nail becomes discolored, it is important to see a doctor to determine the diagnosis since the treatment for each is different than the other.

    Majority of discolorations in nails are fungal related. Fungus cannot be removed by washing or soapy water. Depending on severity, the treatment varies from topical to laser to oral medication. Occasionally the discoloration in a nail is from bacterial colony such as pseudomonas. In this case, a daily dilute vinegar soak can help eliminate it.

    Do hair and nails grow at a slower rate after a certain age?

    Hair and nails are like the “Canary in a coal mine” pointing to our health status. Hair and nail growth rates depend on many factors. Age is certainly one of them but is not the entire driving factor. Nutrition (including vitamins), health status, medication and person’s general wellbeing determines the growth of the hair and nails.

    As we get older, our metabolism slows down which can affect the growth of hair and nail but if the person is a healthy senior then it should stay unchanged.

    How do podiatrists remove a callus?

    First, it must be confirmed that it is a callus. Other conditions such as psoriatic plaques or warts can look like a callous but are not treated the same way.

    Once the diagnosis is established, using a surgical blade the callous is removed painlessly. A keen podiatrist will also counsel the patient on how to minimize the pressure points on the foot to prevent recurrence of the callous.
    Hope this helps.

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  • Why does my big toe nails hurt
  • Why does my big toe nails hurt?big toe nails hurt

    Big toe nails hurt?  Make sure your nails are trimmed properly. Not too short ( you get ingrown) and not too long ( it hits the front of the shoe).

    Also make sure your shoes have enough room in the toe area ( toe box). Not only it should fit the width of your toes, it should also have enough room vertically. With all this being said and done, if you are still having pain, then you should see your doctor.

    Hope this helps.

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  • 3 ways to Treat toenail Fungus
  •        3 ways to Treat Toenail Fungus

    How do you treat toenail fungus? First, You have to make sure that you really have fungus. There are many medical conditions that can look like toenail or finger nail fungus. So, first get it confirmed.

    3 ways to treat fungus. It really depends on the severity of the fungus, any of the following options can be appropriate. This should be determined by your doctor and medical history dictates the right option.topical, either over the counter, home remedy, prescription topical laser treatment is a newer( past 7 years) approach. There are many different types and not all are created equally!Pills. There are different kind of pills for different type of fungus. Commonly prescribed one is Lamisil pill. As long as you are the right candidate, this could be a very effective treatment.

    There are several laser machines in the industry that are being used for toenail fungus treatment. They might have different wavelength for different penetration and tissue and water absorption. However regardless of these specifications, the end results can be somewhat sporadic and not consistent.

    Our office has gone thru couple of laser machines because of these inconsistencies and continue to offer this as an option to patients that either all other treatments have been exhausted or they just don’t want to try them. Typically we do these treatments in 3 sessions with 4–5 weeks in between sessions. occasionally the tx can be uncomfortable but that is rare.

    Hope this answers your question. Just a quick point. Regardless of type of treatment one might choose , the fungal nail has to grow out which might take up to a year depending on how fast your nails grow.

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  • How do you treat toenail fungus
  • How do you treat toenail fungus?

    Pardis A. Kelly, D.P.M.In order to treat toenail fungus you have to make sure that you really have fungus. There are many medical conditions that can look like toenail or finger nail fungus. So, first get it confirmed.

    3 ways to treat fungus

    It really depends on the severity of the fungus, any of the following options can be appropriate.

    This should be determined by your doctor and medical history dictates the right option.  Topical, either over the counter, home remedy, prescription topical laser treatment is a newer( past 7 years) approach. There are many different types and not all are created equally!

    Pills

    There are different kind of pills for different type of fungus. Commonly prescribed one is Lamisil pill. As long as you are the right candidate, this could be a very effective treatment. There are several laser machines in the industry that are being used for toenail fungus treatment. They might have different wavelength for different penetration and tissue and water absorption.

    However regardless of these specifications, the end results can be somewhat sporadic and not consistent. Our office has gone thru couple of laser machines because of these inconsistencies and continue to offer this as an option to patients that either all other treatments have been exhausted or they just don’t want to try them.

    Typically we do these treatments in 3 sessions with 4–5 weeks in between sessions. occasionally the tx can be uncomfortable but that is rare.  Hope this answers your question. Just a quick point. Regardless of type of treatment one might choose , the fungal nail has to grow out which might take up to a year depending on how fast your nails grow.

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  • PS Polish Featured in Nail It Magazine
  • PS Polish Featured in Nail It Magazine

    PS Polish  featured in Nail It! magazine in Want it beauty necessities.  ” This science-backed lacquer line harnesses antimicrobial grapefruit seed extracts to stop fungal growth while fighting existing infection.”

    check out their site here http://www.nailitmag.com/magazine

     

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