It is easier to get a toe nail fungus then a finger nail one. However, finger nail fungus can happen to people who might work with certain chemicals or puttering in the garden or sharing manicuring tools such as a nail file or emery board with a friend or family member. I do not want to scare anyone away from getting a professional manicure or pedicure, but precaution is always wise and safe. More and more people are taking their own tools in for the manicurist to use. I know people who inculde their own foot and hand soaking tubs, too. Tea tree oil serves as an effective home remedy foe toe nail fungus. Tea tree oil is an good option. Tea tree oil contains chemicals known as terpenoids which are believed to provide the oil its medicinal properties. It is a natural antiseptic that helps a great deal in fighting with fungus. Apply undiluted tea tree oil with olive oil to the affected toe nail. Alternatively you can put few drops of tea tree oil on toenails and rub it thoroughly every day. Do this twice daily, morning and just before going to bed (three times if possible) for maximum effect. This is a parasitic infection that is rarely severe in humans. The parasite 'Toxoplasma gondii' that causes this disease is not a cause for concern in people with a healthy immune system. However, those with low immunity have increased risk of facing severe health problems. In healthy individuals, the parasite may not cause any symptoms or those that occur will be too mild to get noticed. Eating raw meat is the primary contributory factor in the transmission of this infection to humans. Symptoms that usually manifest are muscle aches, fatigue, swollen glands and chills. Toxoplasmosis patients with a weakened immune system may complain about recurring bouts of chills. I could see it, and felt ashamed. I was painfully aware of the fact that this funeral would never have happened at all if her employers had not paid for the majority of it. Her family couldn't afford the funeral and a collection was taken up among them. We all gave what we could. With the help from her employers, which was a lot, there was barely enough to pay for this tiny gathering, with no service, the opening of the grave vault, and putting her into the ground. To this day, she still has no headstone to mark her grave. Talk to your doctor if you're travelling to a country with limited medical resources. I have had doctors prescribe antibiotics for me to take with me in case I became ill when I knew no medical care would be available. Common-sense OTC medications are also great to bring, such as Pepto-Bismol tablets, cold medication and a small first-aid kit. If mosquitoes or ticks carry disease in the area, such as malaria in Africa, spray down with an effective insect repellent from head to toe at least once each day and wear your hair up, preferably in a hat. Temperature-based therapies fall into one of two categories-heat or cold therapy. Generally, heat therapy is used when increasing blood flow is a key element in facilitating healing. Cold therapy is often used for injuries to reduce swelling and inflammation. Using ice gel packs for cold therapy is very popular. Ice gel packs can be bought at most drugstores, but they can also be made at home. To experience joint pain on one side of the body only is not uncommon. Asymmetrical joint pain can occur with types of arthritis, illnesses, injuries, tight muscles and trigger points. Asymmetrical joint pain is no better or worse than symmetrical pain. A hammer toe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toe. Bent at the middle joint so that the toe resembles a hammer, this foot irregularity is initially flexible and can be corrected rather easily. However, if the hammer toe is left untreated, the cartilage between the joints wears out and the toes lose flexibility and function. Because it can create an unnatural gait, this condition often leads to painful back, hip and knee disorders. Stop the message sent by nociceptors from reaching the brain-Bingo! This is the only reasonable and, so far, possible way to handle pain, and those treatments come in several varieties. A tendon is a fibrous tissue that attaches the muscle to bone. Although rare, a tendon rupture could be a serious problem, resulting in pain and permanent disability when left untreated. Tendon ruptures can take place in arms, legs, feet or anywhere where there has been an impact. An affected arm needs to be treated to restore functionality. You can treat the injury at home, then consult wth your doctor. Pain in the feet can be related to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles or skin conditions. It can also be caused by nerve damage, infections or fungus. There are a variety of reasons why pain may develop in the feet. Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is termed the glenoid (part of your scapula, or shoulder bone) and the ball is termed the head of the humerus. Your shoulder is the most movable joint in your body. It is also a common site for different kinds of injuries such as strains, sprains, fractures, dislocations, separations and torn rotator cuffs. It is possible to effectively diagnose shoulder injuries. In the past, spinal surgery patients faced the risk of improper healing and incomplete fusion of their backbone. Now, however, the post-surgical process of cervical bone growth stimulation provides patients and doctors with a safe and measurable degree of successful healing. Exercises and stretches for the lower, middle and upper back can prevent back injuries or alleviate inflammation and pain from existing back problems (muscle strains, bulging discs, scoliosis). Back exercises can alleviate pain by stabilizing the spinal vertebrae. All types of exercises will help promote blood flow (with its healing properties) to the affected area. Not surprisingly, not all pain is the same. Thirty-four percent of Americans suffer from nerve pain , according to the American Chronic Pain Association ( ). Nerve pain is distinct from aches and muscle soreness, which do not affect neurons directly. Carpal tunnel syndrome, and diabetic pain are typical example of nerve pain.