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Offline Lizzie53

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Re: Fungal Nails
« Reply #15 on: 11 September 2015, 07:54:07 PM »
Tons of fun Patti. 3 hours every Wednesday and sometimes at weekends. I dragged my hubbie there 2 years ago, he wasn't keen but came because he knew as well as I did that I really needed the exercise. He took to it straight away and loves it now- even more than I do! If I say I don't want to go because I am tired he goes mad and says we can't miss it. It may be something to do with the blonde dolly birds he gets to dance with, haha. I also get to dance with a few handsome men too and even Eddie the Eagle (remember him?) The problem it has caused on my foot is a bit of a pain though as now some of my shoes rub and cause blisters. I have massive size 9 feet so getting any shoe to fit properly especially pretty dancing shoes isn't easy. Anyway pod man has given me some exercises to do.

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« Reply #16 on: 26 September 2015, 08:57:10 PM »
Sounds magic Lizzie.  Wonder if there's anything like it round here.
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Offline Lizzie53

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« Reply #17 on: 27 September 2015, 11:36:36 AM »
here is a link Patti - tons of fun, loads of exercise and very social.        http://www.ceroc.com/home.php     
Oh and here is a Cornish link   http://www.cerocconexion.co.uk/classes

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« Reply #18 on: 27 September 2015, 05:45:29 PM »
Oh, I see there's one on Tuesday nights nearby.  Will try to talk hubby into going to see what it's like!  Thanks for that Lizzie
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Lizzie53

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« Reply #19 on: 27 September 2015, 11:06:41 PM »
It took me years to get my hubbie to go and now he is hooked. If I say I am too tired to go - he goes mad and says we can't miss a session. You don't dance with your own partner much as you move round and dance with everybody. I think it's all the dolly birds that is the attraction!!! Mind you I also get to dance with a few rather nice men!!!! ;)

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« Reply #20 on: 16 March 2016, 01:52:39 PM »
An update. Although Vicks seemed to be improving the situation to the point where my podiatrist noticed the improvement it all started to go into reverse some months ago and now is as bad as it ever was. Talking with my podiatrist he said that it had occurred with every patient that had told him about Vicks. He said he doesn't understand why people saw improvements or why it always got worse after 3 -6 months!  :(
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« Reply #21 on: 16 March 2016, 04:18:37 PM »
Oh - blast!  Such a simple remedy too - what a shame.
Jenny

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« Reply #22 on: 29 March 2016, 01:53:33 PM »
Over Easter I went into a chemist who had a display of fungal nail products. There were the usual suspects of CuraNail and Excilor both of which proved useless when I tried them. There was a product new to me called Nailner and a I brought some as the problem has returned with a vengeance since the Vicks treatment bombed! I will report back in a few months - hopefully to say it worked but after so many failures I don't really have that much hope.  :(
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« Reply #23 on: 29 March 2016, 03:07:07 PM »
I hope this new treatment works for you this time!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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« Reply #24 on: 29 March 2016, 04:39:03 PM »
Pete was given a treatment by a Chiropodist, that sort of 'fizzed' when you applied it - down the side of at least one of his toenails, he'd gone there off his own bat since he had a pesky ingrown one which needed sorting and the fungus had apparently sort of gone under and around the nail, therefore providing easier access for the nail to bed itself in.  Worked  a treat - though he said it stung!  Getting quite uncomfy after a short time - but then he sprayed a sort of neutraliser on it - relief!

Is it worth asking such a person?
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Dr DeEath

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« Reply #25 on: 13 May 2016, 01:33:08 PM »
Well the new treatment did no good at all plus I had to get another pen after the tip started breaking up and resembled a micro floor mop. And then it happened to the second one. Anyway the podiatrist recommended the new formula Excilor pen - so I am trying that as three adjacent toe nails are really bad. It makes me wonder if PAD makes it worse but I cannot see how as it is a fungus one of the oldest life forms!
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« Reply #26 on: 13 May 2016, 04:19:56 PM »
I shouldn't think so, Dr D.  Fungal anything is one heck of a job to entirely get rid of, and it's never 'for ever' - some of us are just prone to such things.

My original thrush outbreak (the 'ladies' kind, TMI LOL) was undoubtedly encouraged by high BG (we were only testing pee at that time) but it persisted for about 15 years on and off.  Then one day I happened to wander into a local beauty salon (they sold all sorts of odd costume jewellery, hair accessories and the like) and happened to notice they had some Aussie Tea Tree oil gel stuff for use down below.  Knowing the reputation of said tree products, I thought it was worth a try at least.  It worked, I then subsequently had a further outbreak and used it again.  Zapped it pdq (because I caught it pronto at the first tingle of an itch before I needed to scratch LOL I believe) - that was 20+ years ago and so far, never to be suffered again even when I was having terrible trouble with BGs.

No idea whether you can still get it or not.  Certainly that shop stopped selling it cos I later sent a friend  there.

Have you actually ever tried Tea Tree oil (suitably diluted, it burns if too strong) on your tootsie?
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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« Reply #27 on: 13 May 2016, 06:14:05 PM »
Tea tree oil is marvellous. Only thing that worked when I had stress acne. And really helps heal minor stuff - I normally scar easily from cat scratches and the like but if I wash it with tea tree toner from the Body Shop it heals faster and with no marks that hang around for weeks, compared to soap and water! So it really might help!
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« Reply #28 on: 13 May 2016, 08:26:37 PM »
I wonder if the tea tree toner would work for Rosacea.  Never had skin problems in my whole life until the last couple of years.  I got Rosacea and the local GP won't give the antibiotic tabs for it, just the cream.  So far I have used 3 x 12 week treatment and it hasn't touched it.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Dr DeEath

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« Reply #29 on: 05 July 2016, 01:42:57 PM »
I was in the chemist last week to buy some moisturiser (the one I use is apparently not on the NICE list). When I was there the chemist recommended a new treatment for my ever on-going fungal nails. It is Mykored that you apply to the nail with a dropper and allow it to soak in. He said a number of his customers had reported success after other treatments had failed. It was originally developed for athletes foot but then the main treatment is lamasil ointment and lamasil tablets are the treatment for fungal nails they prefer you not to use!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.