Is it Possible to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Sep 16, 2014 9:00:00 AM

is it possible to get rid of toenail fungusIf you have been living with toenail fungus and tried various treatments, you’ve probably found that what you’ve been recommended over and over again hasn’t made much of a difference. Topical creams and lacquers haven’t worked and are too messy. Oral medications haven’t worked and you forget to take them every day. Even all natural treatments haven’t worked and are just kind of strange. So you’re left wondering, is it even possible to get rid of toenail fungus completely?

The answer is a resounding yes! The way to do it is with toenail fungus laser treatment. It’s an outpatient procedure that is easy, nearly painless, and has a high success rate. It works by shining a laser light beam onto your nail that breaks through the surface and vaporizes the pathogens embedded in the nail that are causing the fungal infection.  

At Adler Footcare a New York podiatrist will use a specialized laser called the Nd YAG laser. There is no surgery, no bleeding, and no removing the toenail. You (the patient) will visit Adler Footcare on two separate occasions just a month or two apart for the laser treatment, and then use a topical medicine after that as an extra precaution.

Adler Footcare has seen a 90% success rate, and a 98% success rate after a patient was treated twice. It’s important that you don’t cut your nails before your initial appointment because a sample is taken to determine that you do in fact have toenail fungus. The purpose of testing the sample is to make sure you are being treated for the right thing.

Is toenail fungus an autoimmune issue?

Toenail fungus can be related to other issues like circulatory problems, trauma to the foot, or an autoimmune disease.

If you do suffer from an autoimmune disease or circulatory problems, you could be more prone to toenail fungus. If you have experienced trauma to the foot, like a nail bed injury from playing a sport, you are also more susceptible to a fungal infection. Usually if you follow basic foot care guidelines like keeping your feet clean and dry, not walking barefoot in public places, and not sharing shoes and socks with others, you can avoid getting the fungus.

It is a good idea to determine if any of these issues are related to the toenail fungus, but it can also just be dealt with on its own using the laser treatment.

If you’re interested in learning more about toenail fungus laser treatment, download the free offer below or contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to schedule a consultation. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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