The good news is that most cases of athlete's foot are mild and usually clear up in a couple of weeks. The bad news is that some cases of athlete's foot re-occur over and over again. Some sufferers even report using the over the counter sprays even after the episode clears up in hopes of preventing a re-occurrence. Some of the OTC athlete's foot products are adequate but often seem as if they do not reach the depths of the skin where the fungus is burrowed in. Cases like this really do require prescription strength medications. So suck it up and take the medicine your doc has prescribed. If this type of treatment does not reduce the appearance of the feet or reduce discomfort levels then you may want to have your hard skin examined by a professional, as they can perform more radical treatments that will reduce tissue build up. There are also specific products that are designed to rapidly dissolve built up tissues. The author is an owner of a small foot clinic known for providing quality and relaxing foot massages and spas. He has already been featured on certain magazines for the services he offers. This year, he is planning to produce his own line of foot cream products. Giving your feet a proper pedicure can be a lifesaver. The best way to do it, of course, is to visit a beautician or a salon, but those can be pricy. If you have the money then put your feet in professional hands at least once a month. But if youre short of cash (or on a limited budget) twice a year should suffice (best before summer and before winter). In the meantime you can pedicure your feet yourself, at home! Massage your nails to keep them extra strong and shiny. Nails buffing increases blood supply to the nail, which stimulates the matrix of the nail to grow, Despite how well designed your feet are, however, things can go wrong. In fact, an estimated 87 percent of all American adults have some type of foot problem. Among the most common of these problems are corns and calluses, which are patches of toughened skin that form to protect sensitive foot tissue against repeated friction and pressure. This article will provide home remedies to alleviate the pain of corns and calluses, as well as some suggestions for preventing them. Let's begin with some general information about the affliction. Athletes foot infections are caused by a fungal infection of the skin. There are several fungal organisms that can cause such infections. In a tub, take some warm water and add soda bicarb (baking soda) in it. Soak your feet in this mixture for 15 to 20 minutes. If the need be, scrub your feet with pumice stone. Do this remedy for 4 or 5 days to see the results for yourself. Like soda bicarb, Epsom salts can also be used to soak the feet in water. Exfoliation of the dead skin is very helpful in treating dry and cracked feet. Daily exfoliation helps in keeping the skin on the topmost layer healthy. Another product in the muchneeded nail care kit is the Mont Bleu Glass Foot File * - $21 USD , proven to file down callusesand hard skin- these foot files are a wonder. The best alternative to the usualpumice stone, and callus scraper, these foot files are ultra hygienic and superdurable. Rubbed on the heel, these foot files get feet pedicure perfect withinminutes- a serious must have!!! Do not file you nails just after you have had a shower or have washed your hands. This is because wet nails tend to break easily? Acne can actually resemble emotions themselves, sometimes appearing irritated and other times angry and inflamed. The first tip is to pay attention to the unique characteristics your skin symptoms show. Acne is different for each person. If your skin is asking for a soothing facial cleanser and moisturizer, it may be asking for more soothing and calming moments in life as well. Maybe stress has been high, and setting up me time with chamomile tea or heading to bed earlier will relieve the skin as much as topical treatments. Its not enjoyable that acne is a surface symptom. One of the things I really wanted to do in Malaysia was have a fish spa. Foot Master Fish Spa is on the 6th floor in the Berjaya Time Square Shopping Mall in Bukit Bintang. I was led in (no booking required) and I was told my feet had to be washed. You put your foot over this bath, the man hoses your foot and lower leg, then squirts some type of soap/detergent then washes it off. This is repeated with the other foot. He explained about Garra Rufu Fish Spa (foot skin aqua bio-therapy treatment) - there are three tanks and you start off in the first one. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have a long history, although they have undergone changes over the centuries. During the days of the Roman Empire small spaniels were used to help hunters drive small birds into their nets. Those little spaniels with friendly dispositions attracted the hunters families, who bred them as much for companions as for hunting dogs. The Rottweiler originated in the city of Rottweil situated on the banks of the River Neckar, Germany, famous for their cattle markets. They were bred to herd and protect cattle and their owners on their journey between markets. While they may be of ancient decent, their true history in those times remains unclear.