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DC PODIATRIST: NAIL POLISH CAN MASK MEDICAL ISSUES

"PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE PEDICURES DONE STRAIGHT THROUGH THE SUMMER OR EVEN ALL YEAR LONG, BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE NAILS DON'T GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO BREATHE" SAYS WASHINGTON PODIATRIST, DR. HOWARD OSTERMAN. HE STATES "THAT CHEMICALS IN NAIL POLISH CAN EAT AWAY AT THE TOP LAYER OF TOENAILS, RESULTING IN CHANGES IN COLOUR OR TEXTURE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE A SIGN OF A TRUE MEDICAL ISSUE.  FUNGUS GROWS IN DARK, MOIST ENVIROMENTS, SO ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T LET AIR DRY IT OUT (SUCH AS NAIL POLISH) CAN ALLOW FUNGUS TO FULMINATE UNDERNEATH.  ALSO CLEAR NAIL POLISH ISN'T ANY BETTER THAN COLOURED, SINCE IT IS THE ENAMEL ITSELF THAT'S THE PROBLEM."  

PODIATRIST OSTERMAN ALSO POINTS OUT "THAT PRETTY HUES CAN ALSO MASK INFECTIONS, SKIN CANCER AND OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS AND HE SUGGESTS AT THE VERY LEAST CHANGING YOUR POLISH FREQUENTLY, SO YOU CAN KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE STATE OF YOUR NAILS.

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE HAVE RECENTLY INVESTED IN STATE OF THE ART LASER TECHNOLOGY FROM ALMA LASERS WHICH IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR TOENAIL FUNGAL INFECTIONS WITH THE LEAST SIDE EFFECTS.  ACTUALLY THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS, WHERAS ORAL MEDICATIONS WHICH ARE EFFECTIVE ARE EXTREMELY TOXIC TO THE BODY AND MANY TIMES CAUSE LIVER AND KIDNEY DAMAGE.  HARDLY WORTH THE RISK AND NEVER, EVER RECOMMENDED BY OUR CLINIC.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO FOOT DOCTOR AND TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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