Beware of the Toenail Fungal Infection Ads Vying for Your Attention

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The average American is inundated with advertising messages every day, even if we don’t “see” them. The billboard we pass driving down the street, the 30 second radio spot we hear while perusing a retail store, the ads that show up on the sidebar when we’re searching online, are all trying to get our attention. Most of them we glaze right over, unless it’s something top of mind for us, like say, toenail fungus.If you have a toenail fungal infection and can’t get rid of it, then any ad that shows up about toenail fungus will most likely get your attention. These ads all have something in common. Take a look below at a few examples you might recognize, then learn why we don’t agree with their claims.

Toenail Fungus Ad Examples


Paid Ads on Google promising a cure


This tweet says it takes just 10 minutes a day to eliminate fungus




Ad for home remedies making its way around social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter



Commercial for Lamisil


The common problem is that many of these ads use the word “cure” or claim their product is your answer to eliminating the infection. Unless they are advertising toenail fungus laser treatment, their product won’t get rid of your fungus completely.

Here’s what topical creams, polishes, lacquers, oral medications, and home remedies have in common:

  • Most have to be applied every single day
  • Most will take months or years to show any signs of improvement
  • Many have serious side effects, such as liver damage
  • May seem to work for awhile, but the toenail fungal infection returns
  • Can end up costing you a lot of money over time
  • Are simply old wives tales that just don’t work

The Lamisil commercial above does a good job of explaining how the toenail fungal infection is attacking your nail. The fungal pathogen finds a way to get under your nail bed, makes a comfy home, and invites all of its friends over. But instead of asking your doctor about Lamisil, ask a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare about toenail fungus laser treatment.

Laser Treatment

The treatment works by shining a laser light beam onto the infected nails. It breaks the surface of the nail bed, penetrating through and zapping the fungal pathogens. Unlike topical, oral, and at-home remedies, it can get rid of toenail fungus completely. Learn more about a clinical study that was done and showed a 90% success rate.

Other benefits of laser treatment include:

  • Minimal to no recovery time
  • No reported side effects
  • Safe, involving no blood, bandaging or anesthesia
  • Minimal to no pain
  • FDA approval
  • Requires only three 30-minute outpatient visits

The best part is, you can begin to see clear results as soon as the new nail begins to grow out. So, the next time you see an infomercial for a fungal medication, are tempted to try that home remedy you found on Pinterest, or are scrolling through your news feed and see an ad in the sidebar for the latest toenail fungus “cure,” remember toenail fungus laser treatment is the only proven treatment to work.

If you’ve been searching for a way to get rid of your toenail fungal infection completely, consider contacting a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to schedule an evaluation. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

Learn more about toenail fungus laser treatment in the free download below.

Why choose adler footcare for toenail fungus

Topics: foot problems, toenail fungus