Bar Rot and Terrasil Anti-Fungal Video Review

March 11th, 2015 | Anti-Fungal

Bar rot can be painful and challenging for many. If you think you may be at risk, we’ve answered some common questions regarding prevention and treatment. Watch this video to see how Terrasil Anti-Fungal Treatment helped Chef Sarah with her case of bar rot.

Who gets Bar Rot?

  • Bar Rot commonly affects those working in the hospitality industry, for example bartenders and chefs.
  • Occurs when hands are frequently wet.
  • Going from hot to cold, or wet to dry, may cause hands to crack, which provides openings for bacteria to enter.
  • Repeated exposure to citrus or acidic environments may also exacerbate symptoms.
  • Young children may contract bar rot from sucking on their fingers or thumb, or biting their nails.

What is Bar Rot?

  • Bar rot is also referred to as Paronychia.
  • Bar rot is a bacteria and fungal infection that affects the fingernail area.
  • Starts as minor red swelling around the fingernails, and quickly develops into an inflamed and painful infection.
  • Symptoms are usually accompanied by split and cracked fingertips.
  • Extreme tenderness in fingertips.
  • May take one week to several months to completely clear.

Where do you get Bar Rot?

  • It is considered a disease of the nail.
  • Bar rot is typically found on the nails of the hands, but it can also develop on the nails of the feet.
  • Inflammation affects the cuticle and the folds of skin around the nail.
  • The infection associated with bar rot, can be contagious.
  • Avoid getting manicures and pedicures if suffering from bar rot.

How do you prevent and treat Bar Rot?

  • Wipe hands dry promptly after submerging in water.
  • Keep hands moisturized. Use a creamy, oil-based moisturizer with moisturizing gloves between shifts.
  • Don’t handle citrus fruits without gloves.
  • Cover any open cuts with bandages or gloves.
  • Refrain from nail-biting.
  • In the most severe circumstances, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics.
  • If you suspect that you have a case of bar rot, start using Terrasil Anti-fungal Treatment.

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