Fungus loves warm, moist feet that are trapped all day in hot shoes — preventing evaporation and giving all those mold spores an excellent environment to grow. There’s something to be said for being barefoot in the summer.
Thankfully, there’s a new treatment option available for those with toenail fungus.
Here’s what you need to know to make an educated decision as to whether the laser toenail fungus treatment is best for you or not…
Toenail fungus can be an indicator of more serious health issues.
Beyond being unattractive, affected nails can cause shoes to be uncomfortable and make walking difficult.
Irritation can lead to infections and in the case of diabetics, a toenail fungus could complicate their condition even further.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
There are a variety of treatments for toenail fungus. Most have a questionable success rate.
For example, creams and gels are about 8% effective.
Lamasil is about 50% effective, but regular blood tests are required to make sure liver damage doesn’t occur.
But now there is a new treatment — an alternative to lengthy attempts to cure this difficult condition. Laser treatment for toenail fungus only requires one trip to the specialist for treatment. It’s a simple 30-minute procedure that is painless, has no side affects, and is now available. It’s success rate is up to 88%!
This ABC News article and video on laser treatment for toenail fungus tells the whole story.
How It Works
The laser is set to penetrate to the level where the fungus lives and kills it instantly.
Of course, the process will still take many months since new nail growth is a slow process.
The benefit health wise is you’re not permeating your body with powerful drugs over a 3-month period. Drugs that could cause permanent liver damage.
The cost for laser treatment for a toenail fungus can be expensive. Your one-time visit to the doctor will run in the neighborhood of $1,200. In most cases, health insurance companies look upon the procedure as purely aesthetic. Therefore, most will not cover the cost of the treatment.
If you do opt for laser treatment for your toenail fungus, keep in mind that curing the fungus doesn’t mean that you will never be afflicted by the problem again. If your feet continue to live in the same environment (moist, warm, prime mold-growing conditions), or if your daily foot hygiene isn’t the best, then the likelihood of a recurrence is almost guaranteed.
Watch this video of a laser toenail fungus treatment to see what’s involved. Then you can make an educated decision on whether this is the treatment for you.
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