Diabetic Patients Turn to Dr. Blaine's Over-the-Counter Tineacide(R) Antifungal Cream for Foot-Care Relief; The Only Topical Remedy Clinically Proven to Kill the Skin Fungus That Contributes to Fungal Nails

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.--()--Feb. 21, 2006--More than 95% of diabetic patients over the age of 55 suffer from onychomycosis (a.k.a. foot fungus) (1), a common fungal infection that lives on the skin and causes toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure and/or split. If left untreated, this condition not only causes unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment, but can have serious medical implications.

Now, Dr. Blaine's Tineacide Antifungal Cream, the only over-the-counter topical remedy clinically proven to kill the skin fungus that contributes to fungal nails, offers relief. Whether used alone or in combination with oral antifungals prescribed by a doctor, Tineacide helps diminish discolored nails, thickened or flaky nails and foul odor, and relieves any itching, burning and/or scaling associated with toenail fungus within weeks.

Complications from diabetes can affect various parts of the body, but the feet are of specific concern. Of today's 20.8 million Americans with diabetes (2), experiencing impaired circulation to the lower extremities, which can prevent wounds from healing properly, is common and oftentimes results in increased risk of infections to the feet and/or toes. What often begins as a minor, local infection, can lead to more severe health problems and even amputation.

"As a podiatrist for more than 20 years, I've see daily cases of diabetes-related fungal infections," said Dr. Robert Blaine, President of Blaine Labs Inc. "Unfortunately, most patients will admit that they were not aware of the dangers that could result from these infections until it is too late. As such, it is my personal and professional mission to help raise awareness of this issue and to create products that help in the prevention and treatment of fungal infections, specifically on the skin surrounding nails."

In an effort to help educate diabetic patients about maintaining healthy feet and preventing foot fungus, Dr. Blaine recommends the following tips:

-- Observe: Check both sides of your feet regularly for signs or symptoms of a developing toenail fungus.

-- Cleanse: Wash your feet every day with lukewarm water and soap and dry your feet well, especially in between the toes.

-- Maintain: Trim toenails straight across to avoid ingrown nails and keep the skin on your feet smooth by applying lotion or cream daily. Use a non-medicated powder before putting on socks or shoes to keep feet dry.

-- Relief: If signs or symptoms appear, use Tineacide Antifungal Cream, the only topical remedy that is clinically proven to kill the skin fungus that contributes to fungal nails.

Clinical Evaluation

In 1995, three Southern California Podiatry Clinics demonstrated that patients who used Dr. Blaine's Tineacide Antifungal Cream reported significant resolution of nail fungus. Patients were instructed to apply one small drop of Tineacide to each affected nail twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

The study took place over a nine-month period and included 201 consenting patients who had at least one toenail exhibiting clinical onychomycosis for a minimum of one year. The average patient had four affected nails and more than 80% of the nails were completely involved with onychomycosis. Results showed that 94% of patients who used Tineacide reported moderate, significant or complete resolution of nail fungus just after two weeks of use.

Retailing for approximately $16.99, Dr. Blaine's Tineacide Antifungal Cream can be found in the foot care sections of fine pharmacies nationwide. To learn amore about Dr. Blaine's Tineacide or foot fungus, please visit www.realresults.info or call 1-800-307-8818.

About Blaine Labs, Inc.

Blaine Labs, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals through the development and distribution of effective physician-formulated and clinically-tested dermatological products for the medical, cosmetic and retail industries. The consumer-branded foot, scar and skin-care products, sold under the brand name of Dr. Blaine's, include Tineacide (R) Antifungal Cream, a topical remedy clinically proven to kill the skin fungus that contributes to fungal nails; Complete ScarCare Treatment (TM) , the only patented, FDA-approved, scar-reducing gel pad treatment; RevitaDERM(R), a medical strength moisturizer cream and hand cleanser; and Light Touch(R), a portable, roll-on skin lightener for scars and/or dark spots. Dr. Blaine's products are distributed in drug, mass, and retail chains as well as to physicians across the U.S. For more information about the company's brands, please visit www.drblaines.net or call 1-800-307-8818.

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(1) Progression and Recurrence of Onychomycosis: A Home-Study Continuing Medical Education Monograph. Podiatry Services VA Central Office in Cleveland, Ohio and Project House in Hackensack, NJ. March 2003.

(2) American Diabetes Association


for Blaine Labs, Inc.
Gaby Vizcaino, 310-231-8782


for Blaine Labs, Inc.
Gaby Vizcaino, 310-231-8782