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Athlete’s Foot and Jock Itch
What is Athlete’s Foot?
Do you have itchy, uncomfortable, cracked feet, burning and blisters? You could be suffering from Athlete’s Foot.
Athlete’s Foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal foot infection of the top layer of the skin, which often causes rash, itching, burning and discomfort. It is among the most common fungal infections. There are three clinical forms of Athlete’s Foot, each one affects different parts of the foot and may look different. However, this type of fungus almost always grows in areas that are warm and moist, such as in between the toes. Fungal infection can develop on the feet, as well as in the groin area, better known as jock itch.
What are the Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot?
- Burning feet
- Blisters (that do not burst)
- Itching and redness, particularly at night
What are the causes of Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s Foot is highly contagious and can be transmitted person to person by touching infected areas. Walking barefoot in locker rooms, public pools and other common areas could put you at risk of developing Athlete’s Foot. Certain closed shoes, because of their dark and warm environment, also create an ideal place for fungal growth. Although Athlete’s Foot is contagious, some people are more susceptible than others; for instance, males are more likely to get Athlete’s Foot than women. Other factors that can increase your risk include age (more common in the elderly), and conditions such as diabetes and living in warm and/or damp climates.
How Do I Treat Athlete’s Foot?
It is recommended that you treat athlete’s foot at the first sign of symptoms. In most cases, athlete’s foot can be cured with over-the counter antifungal products and good hygiene. The regular use of antifungal powder or cream will, in most cases, eradicate the condition.
Wash and dry your feet, including areas between the toes, twice a day, change socks/stocking daily. Sprinkle antifungal powder, Hongo Killer® Powder or Hongo Killer® Spray Powder on your feet and in your shoes daily to keep your feet dry. Antifungal creams, such as Hongo Killer® cream, as well as liquid such as Hongo Killer® Spray, Hongo Killer® Antifungal Solution or Hongo Killer® Ultra are also effective and should be used at nighttime. Continue treatment for one to two weeks after the infection has cleared to prevent it from recurring.
What is Jock Itch?
As the name for this condition implies, it causes itching or a burning sensation in the groin area, anal area and thigh skin folds. It may involve the inner thighs and genital areas. There are three Hongo Killer® products to treat Jock Itch: Hongo Killer® Spray Powder, Hongo Killer® Powder, and Hongo Killer® Ultra.
Products that Help with Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot and Jock Itch.
Are you experiencing cough, nasal congestion or sore throat? You could be suffering from the common cold.
What is a Common Cold?
The common cold is a viral disease that affects the upper respiratory system. It is the most common infectious disease in humans. The average person can catch up to seven colds per year. Colds typically last from a few days to a few weeks.
What are the Symptoms of a Cold?
- Nasal or Chest Congestion
- Dry/Itchy Throat
- Mild fever
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose
What are the causes of the Common Cold?
There are over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. You can catch a cold by touching someone or a surface that has been contaminated with the cold virus. This often happens when touching infected items like doorknobs, phones, eating utensils, etc. You can also catch a cold by breathing in secretions of someone who has sneezed into the air. To avoid spreading a cold, make sure to wash your hands regularly and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
How Do I Treat the Common Cold?
While there is no cure for the common cold, there are many different remedies to alleviate symptoms and make you feel better faster. Over the counter cold medications can help ease symptoms. Our line of Rompe Pecho®, Mielim y Más®, Cough Out® and Finafta® MultiOral offer safe and effective ways to treat symptoms such as cough, chest and nasal congestion, watering eyes and sore throat. Drinking plenty of water and other fluids can help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Humidity from a hot shower or a tabletop humidifier can also help clear a stuffy nose and sooth a scratchy throat.
Products that Help with Symptoms of the Common Cold
Do your legs often feel fatigued and in pain?
This condition affects individuals that either stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, such as hairdressers, sales associates, and bus and taxi drivers.
What are the Symptoms of tired legs?
- Burning feet and heels
- Heavy feeling in legs
- Leg cramps
- Legs pain
How can I alleviate tired legs?
Natural over-the-counter supplements, can help maintain a healthy circulation, like our Venoflash® line of products, which includes Venoflash®, Venoflash® Forte and the Venoflash® Cream.* These products promote Leg Vein Health and are formulated to help protect capillaries.*
You can also help prevent tired legs with simple exercise and brisk walking. Special footwear and supporting stockings can also help promote circulation and relax tired feet.
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Discolored or Stained Nails
Nail discoloration is the change of color experienced on your fingernails and/or toenail. This could be a sign of various different conditions of the skin.
What does Nail Discoloration look like?
Nails look white, yellow or brown.
How Do I Treat Discolored or Stained Nails?
In some cases discolored or stained nails can be treated at home. Our Hongo Killer® Nail Formula is formulated to restore the clarity to your discolored fingernails and toenails.* Discolored nails caused by diabetes or other chronic conditions, may require medical attention.
There are also some things that may help prevent you from getting discolored or stained nails. These include keeping your nails clean and dry, making sure shoes fit well and there is no added pressure on nails, avoiding polish remover and wearing sandals in locker rooms and public pools.
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Do you feel anxious, nervous or worried? Are you having trouble concentrating or sleeping? You could be suffering from stress.
What is Stress?
Stress is a typical physical reaction to situations that make you feel threatened, upset or unbalanced. Whenever you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined—your body’s defense kicks into high gear, also known as the “fight-or-flight” response. This is your body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, stress can actually help you stay vigorous and alert. In fact, in an emergency situation, stress can help save your life by giving you extra strength to defend yourself. Stress can also stop being helpful and start to affect your mood, productivity, health and overall quality of life.
What Are The Symptoms of Stress?
- Increased blood pressure
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle tension
- Memory problems
- Trouble sleeping (either too much or too little)
- Nervous habits (i.e. nail biting, pacing, etc.)
What are the causes of Stress?
There are many things that cause stress. You may feel stressed before a job interview, a test or an important presentation. These types of short-term stress are very common and typically not a cause for worry. Long-term stress, also known as chronic stress, is caused by different challenging situations in your life such as issues at work or family problems. If left untreated, chronic stress can lead to serious problems.
Common stress triggers include:
- Your job (being unemployed of unhappy at work)
- Relationship problems
- Financial trouble
- Major life changes (moving, getting married or divorced, loss of a loved one)
- Post-traumatic stress (can occur after a major accident, natural disaster, war, etc.)
How Do I alleviate the symptoms of Stress?
If you are stressed, taking steps towards managing your symptoms can be beneficial to your health and overall wellbeing. Our Stress Out® and Serenita® tablets are formulated to provide temporary relief and help promote sleep and relaxation.* Some stress management strategies include physical activity, writing things down or talking to someone about your stress, meditation and breathing exercises.
There are also some habits that may help prevent you from becoming stressed. For instance, if you know a certain situation is going to bring you stress, avoid it if possible. Otherwise, attempt to alter the situation by communicating your concerns or trying to turn the experience into a positive one.
Products that Help Alleviate Stress*
Difficulties with Memory
Are you having trouble remembering things? You could be having memory difficulties.
What is Memory Loss?
Memory loss, is unusual forgetfulness that makes it difficult to remember a range of information.
What Are the Symptoms?
- Forgetting where you left things
- Forgetting names of acquaintances
- Having trouble recalling what you just read, or the details of a recent conversation
What are the causes of Memory Loss?
Forgetfulness is a common complaint among older adults. When we grow older, we experience physiological changes that cause weaknesses in brain function, which make us take longer to learn and remember information. While lapses in memory can be frustrating, they typically aren’t a cause for concern.
Fortunately, memory loss in most people is passing, as the brain is capable of producing new brain cells at any age. Your lifestyle, health and day-to-day activities have a significant impact on your brain’s health. That’s why it’s important to exercise your brain, just as you do your muscles.
How Do I Help My Memory?
The best way to keep your brain healthy is to keep using it. Remaining socially and intellectually engaged is one of the best things you can do to help improve memory and alertness. Limiting the amount of time you spend multi-tasking, reducing stress, getting more sleep and taking certain supplements can also help you to feel more relaxed and focused. Our Memory Power Plus® tablets offer a formula designed to help alertness and overall mental performance.* Plus, it contains calcium and Ginkgo Biloba for added benefits.
Products that May Help Improve Memory.*
Sun spots can be caused by over exposure to UV rays. These patches may be lighter or areas usually exposed to the sun.
What are the causes of Sun Spots?
Sun spots are the result of excessive melanin production, normally from over exposure to UV rays. A number of factors may trigger the appearance, one of these is the season. Summertime is a time of the year when sun spots are more common given the warmer and humid weather.
- Hot weather
- Lack of sun protection
- Long exposure to the sun
- Oily Skin
How Do I Treat Skin Spotting?
Treatment of sun spots can consist of lotions, creams and cleansers for the skin, as well as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing. Spot Out® and Paño Fin® both are products that can minimize the appearance of sun spots.
Products that May Help with Sun Spots*
What are Mouth irritations and Oral Lesions:
Mouth irritations and oral lesions are swelling, spots or sores on your mouth, lips or tongue. Although there are numerous types of mouth sores and disorders, among the most common are canker sores (Aphthous stomatitis) and cold sores (leukoplakia and candidiasis). If you have a mouth sore, you are not alone, around one third of all people are affected at some point. Nonetheless, mouth sores, irritations and lesions can be painful, unsightly and can interfere with eating and speaking. Any mouth sore that persists for a week or more should be examined by your dentist or physician.
How do I know if I have a Mouth Sore or Oral Lesion?
The following signs may indicate a mouth sore or oral lesion.
- Canker sores/aphthous stomatitis: Canker sore, also known as an aphthous ulcer, is a single pale or yellow ulcer with red outer ring or a cluster of such ulcers in the mouth, usually on the cheeks, tongue or inside the lips. The cause is not completely understood, but it is thought that the condition represents a T cell mediated immune response which is triggered by a variety of factors. Factors such as stress, trauma, allergies, cigarette smoking, some food and heredity may also make one susceptible. Apthous stomatitis is one of the most common diseases of the oral mucosa and is thought to affect 20% of the general population to some degree. The symptoms range from a minor nuisance, to be disabling in their impact on eating, swallowing and talking.
- Cold sores: Also called fever blisters or herpes simplex type 1 are a group of painful, fluid-filled blisters that occur on or around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are usually caused by a type of herpes virus and are contagious. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are contagious from the time the blister ruptures to the time it has completely healed.
How are Mouth irritations and Oral Lesions Treated?
Treatment varies according to the type of condition you have. For the most common types of mouth sores and disorders, described above, treatment is as follow.
- Canker Sores: Canker sores usually heal after seven to 10 days, although recurrent outbreaks are common. Non-prescription topical ointments and pain relievers can provide temporary relief, alleviating the pain, reducing the inflammation and promoting the healing of the ulcers. Finafta® liquid gives you relief with an antiseptic and anesthetic action, which help to alleviate your canker sore. Rinsing with antimicrobial mouth rinses may help reduce the irritation.
- Cold Sores: The blisters usually heal in about a week. Because there is not cure for herpes infections, the blisters may reoccur during times of emotional upset, exposure to sunlight, allergies or fever. Non-prescription topical anesthetics like Finafta® liquid can provide temporary relief. Prescription antiviral drugs may reduce these kinds of viral infections- ask your dentist or physician.
Products that Help with Canker Sores
Sore throats can be painful and uncomfortable. Most sore throats are caused by minor illnesses and go away without medical treatment.
Conditions that can cause a sore throat:
The common cold, the most common type of viral infection.
Infection of the voice box (laryngitis).
Mononucleosis (mono, “the kissing disease”), a viral infection that tends to cause a persistent sore throat.
Strep throat, which usually does not occur with congestion or a cough.
An inflammation or infection of the tonsils (tonsillitis) and sometimes the adenoids (adenoiditis).
Inflammation of the epiglottis (epiglottitis).
Irritants and injuries:
Irritation from low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling, or nasal drainage down the back of the throat (postnasal drip).
Breathing through the mouth due to allergies or a stuffy nose.
The treatment for a sore throat depends on the cause. You may be able to use over the counter products to obtain relief of your sore throat. The use of Finafta® MultiOral will help alleviate the symptoms of sore throat.
Consult your physician if your condition persists or worsens in 7 days.
Products that Help with Sore Throat Symptoms
What is teething?
Your baby is teething when his or her first set of teeth break through the gums.
When does teething typically start?
Teething normally begins around 6 months of age, although for some baby’s teething can start as soon 3 months and others up to 12 months. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he/she will have all 20 primary teeth.
The lower front teeth usually come in first followed by the upper front teeth.
What are the symptoms?
Some babies can be fussy and this may be because of soreness and swelling in the gums before a tooth comes through. The symptoms usually start 3 to 5 days before the tooth shows, and they disappear soon after the tooth breaks the skin. Some babies don’t seem to be affected by teething.
Babies may choose to bite on their fingers or toys to help relieve pressure in their gums. They could also refuse to eat and drink because their mouths hurt. Many babies drool during teething, which may cause a rash on the chin, face, or chest.
Mild symptoms that get better usually are normal. Call your doctor if your baby’s symptoms don’t get better or worsen.
How can you help your baby be more comfortable while teething?
Here are some ideas to help your baby feel better while teething:
Give your baby a mild pain reliever that is labeled for his or her specific age and according to your doctor’s suggestions. Do not give Aspirin to a baby less than 20 month old. Use a clean finger or cold teething ring and gently rub your baby’s gum for about couple of minutes at a time. Many babies find this soothing. Provide safe objects for your baby to chew, like teething rings.
Many parents use other teething remedies, such as gels you put on a baby’s gums. Finafta® Baby is a gel indicated to relieve teething pain.
Products that Help with Symptoms of Teething
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