If you are struggling to stop biting your nails, try to identify possible triggers (like anxiety or boredom). Keeping your nails short, getting manicures, wearing a wristband as a reminder not to bite nails, applying bitter nail polish, and using gloves or tape can help. So can decoupling and mindfulness meditation.
Your nails won’t grow overnight but some tips can help them along. Rub your nails together, buff your nails, and tap your fingers to stimulate growth. A nutritious balanced diet and proper nail care can also help keep your nails healthy and sturdy.
Nail-biting or onychophagia is a common childhood habit that many struggle to break. Punishing or shaming a child never works. Distract young children with a snack, a toy, or a game. Older children can be encouraged to talk about triggers and devise ways to overcome them. Keeping records, wearing gloves for some time, or using a stress ball are some steps to try.
Natural remedies like ozonized sunflower oil, tea tree oil, snakeroot extract, pau d’arco infusion, crushed garlic, and oregano oil can be applied topically to treat fungal infections in your toenails. Soaking your feet in diluted vinegar may also be useful. Keeping your feet dry and clean, avoiding going barefoot in public showers or pools, and treating athlete's foot before it can spread to your toenails can help you avoid infection.
In recent years, Marula oil has been the hot shot of the beauty industry. In fact, in 2008, companies spent roughly 20 million dollars on Marula oil for product manufacturing.1 Clearly, there’s something special about this oil. Because it is made from the kernel of the fruits of the Marula[.....]
Fungal infections in your toenails are caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, or molds, which can enter through a crack in the nail, a cut in the skin near it, or a separation between the nail and skin. Symptoms include discolored, thickened, brittle, crumbly, or misshapen nails. Topical application of all natural remedies like tea tree oil or snake root extract may help.
Your feet take the entire weight of your body and caring for them should be an essential part of your routine. Unhygienic practices could put your feet at the risk of getting various fungal and bacterial infections, which affect your day to day activities. Blisters, athlete’s foot, bunions, hammertoes, corns and[.....]
Massaging your nails with a few drops of warm virgin coconut oil, twice daily, can help soothe dry nail bed, cuticles and even strengthen weak, splitting nails. Thanks to its amazing moisturizing abilities. Equally beneficial can be a blend of virgin coconut oil and tea tree oil to remove nail fungus and prevent any bacterial or fungal infection from spreading.
Toddy is a drink tapped from the sap of various palm tree species such as date palms, coconut palms, and Palmyra. It is common in most countries of Southeast Asia, especially India. Most west and central African countries consume palm toddy. In the West, palm toddy is harvested in Mexico[.....]
Brush your teeth twice a day and floss more often to prevent bad breath and buildup of plaque. Shower daily and wear clean clothes, socks, and undergarments. Clean up your privates well and keep them dry. Clean your nails daily and trim them every week. Remove makeup before bed and clean your makeup brushes frequently. Use a fresh blade to shave, not a dull or old blade. And wash your hands after every toilet visit.
White spots or discoloration on your nail plate or nail bed are known as leukonychia. Usually caused by an allergic reaction to nail cosmetics and/or a recent injury to the nail, these spots are harmless and disappear in 8 months. They may also be caused by zinc or albumin deficiency, which is curable. In some cases though, where the spots appear on all nails, they may point to chronic health issues linked to kidney, heart, or liver and fungal or viral infections.
Soften the skin around your toenail with olive oil and gently push it away from the nail with a cotton bud. Wet a cotton swab with an antiseptic sol. or dental floss and place it under the ingrown edge of the nail. Soak your foot in a sol. of warm water and tinctures of St John's wort, calendula for about half an hour. Apply tea-tree oil and/or neem oil to the affected area.
Onychomycosis (nail fungus) is an infection of the nail caused by fungus, yeast and molds. It is the most common disease of the nails and constitutes about half of all nail abnormalities. This condition is characterized by toenail discoloration, thickened and brittle nails. As the infection progresses, white or yellow patches may be[.....]
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