Survey Shows Moms of 9 to 11 Year Olds Not Ready For Puberty Problems Like Foot Fungus

Mothers often find themselves shocked by the changes their nine to eleven-year-olds face during puberty, according to a new study by Galderma Laboratories and Kelton. The group looked at 2,000 mothers and analyzed perceptions of skin conditions like acne. The study showed that 66% of moms went a month or more without thinking about their children’s skin. Nearly three-quarters of mothers worried about the effects of puberty, such as their child feeling embarrassed or unattractive. We find that puberty woes go far beyond acne, however. Problems like foot fungus and sweaty, smelly feet can also be cause for concern in the lives of young people.

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5 Myths About Toenail Fungus

We’ve noticed a lot of myths about toenail fungus circulating around the internet. We’d like to set the record straight.

Myth #1: Only Dirty People Get Toenail Fungus.

At any given time, 14% of Americans are walking around with toenail fungus. While that may not sound like a lot, it actually translates to about 30 million people, and it is estimated that 1 in 4 Americans will require onychomycosis treatment at some point in their lifetimes. The fact of the matter is — even celebrities get toenail fungus.

Below we’ll cover myths two through five…

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Famous People Who’ve Had Athlete’s Foot & Fungal Nails

No one likes to admit they were frolicking barefoot in public and fell prey to a disgusting foot fungus! Yet, these conditions are so common that even the most idolized figures in society can contract, so you needn’t feel ashamed. Athlete’s foot affects one in 10 people in North America and toenail fungus is said to affect 14% of Americans. Check out some of the celebrities who have allegedly had tinea pedis or onychomycosis…

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Toenail Fungus: Are Heels To Blame?

Toenail fungus, otherwise known as onychomycosis, is an infection caused by a harmful type of fungus that infects the body. Our feet are covered in fungus normally, but it doesn’t always cause problems in the body. What fungus needs to really wreak havoc is three things: 1) A warm, dark environment, 2) A food source, like sweat, and 3) A way inside the body, which could be as small as a blister or ingrown toenail.

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Am I At Risk For Toenail Fungus?

It seems like some people suffer from recurring toenail fungus continuously throughout their lives, while others seem immune. Though onychomycosis toenail fungus is contagious, there have been many cases where people living in the same household, stepping on the same contaminated surfaces, do not contract the harmful fungus from their housemates. In today’s post, we’ll talk about some of the known risk factors for toenail fungus and what you can do to minimize your chances of getting it.

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What Causes Toenail Fungus — Tight Shoes?

Are you wondering what causes toenail fungus? Do you wear a lot of pointy, high-heeled shoes or dress shoes? Are you finding that your feet appear to be in-between sizes and you are regularly wearing shoes that feel a tad too small? The problem many people make is that they try on shoes first thing in the morning, before the feet have had a chance to swell to their maximum size. This leaves many individuals with cramped toes — and some experts say that’s cause for chronic toenail fungus.

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Common Mistakes People With Toenail Fungus Make

You’ll know you have toenail fungus if your nails become yellowed and thickened. Soon they begin crumbling around the edges. In some cases, untreated toe fungus can cause the nail to separate from the nail plate and fall right off. Serious complications are rare, but the danger is that the fungus will spread to the skin (cellulitis) or bones, tendons  and blood (fungal paronychia). There are many reasons why people end up with persistent toenail fungus that seems to never go away. Are you making any of these common mistakes?

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Safe Ways To Get Rid of Toenail Fungus During Pregnancy

Women react differently to being pregnant. Some women, like Megan Fox, frolic at the beach, without a care in the world.

Others may feel a little less comfortable with their new look, or even depressed. Either way, the last thing women want to worry about at this magical time in life is… unsightly toenail fungus! Ick! As you know, growing a delicate fetus takes a lot of careful planning. You can’t just take any old medication while you’re pregnant. In this article, we’ll discuss safe ways to get rid of toenail fungus during your pregnancy.

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