Hope for Ingrown Nails

A new technology is helping people with ingrown toenails relieve their suffering without having to resort to surgery. Called the B/S-brace Classic, the nail correction kit was developed in Germany as an alternative therapy concept for the gentle yet highly efficient treatment of ingrown toenails.

Holding US patents, the brace has been in use for over two decades. Made of synthetic fibre glass, it is ground with the aid of computer technology to a thickness of exactly two thousandth of a millimetre. The brace is applied to the affected toenail and gently lifts up the nail from either side of the nail bed as the nail grows. After the brace is fitted onto the nail, the usual nail polish can be applied and the brace is barely noticeable.

Available exclusively at Kuku Spa in Ipoh Garden South, I had the brace put onto one of my affected toenails. There was a slight pulling effect on the toe for the first two days after application and I had a second application two weeks later with a new brace. Lo and behold, after 4 weeks, my toenail no longer gave me pain on the side which meant that it was no longer ingrown. If this was available sooner I would not have undergone surgery for my big toe which was giving me excruciating pain at one point in my life 10 years ago.

SeeFoon Chan-Koppen

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SeeFoon Chan-Koppen has been writing a food column called Musings on Food in the Ipoh Echo since 2009. It is widely read both in print as well as online which receives more than 1 million hits a month. Her forte is in communications, having honed her skills after graduating from the University of Singapore where she worked for the Straits Times Group and was a food critic for the New Nation. Her knowledge of food and cooking come from more than 30 years in the hotel industry based in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and subsequently Kuala Lumpur. During this time, she has travelled all over the world and eaten at the best and worst restaurants. She is totally intimate with the subtleties and nuances of most cuisines of the world having been involved in opening over 50 hotels throughout the Asia/Pacific region and China where she helped to conceptualize Food and Beverage themes and critiqued on food quality. SeeFoon calls herself a global citizen and now chooses the serenity and friendliness of Ipoh to the bright lights of the many cities she has lived in. She also loves the food in Ipoh and is passionate about telling the world about it.

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