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Treating Onychomycosis: 5 Lasers that Treat Toenail Fungus

Laser toenail fungus removal is a rapidly growing area of onychomycosis treatment. Currently, if you have thick, yellow toenails, there aren’t a whole lot of ideal options out there. You could try an over-the-counter lacquer or a home remedy for toenail fungus…but these methods are often efforts in futility that only work for a very small fraction of the population. Furthermore, you have to apply these treatments each day for six to 12 months to see any effect at all. Or you could see your doctor and get a prescription for oral terbinafine…but there are risks to the liver, so you will have to attend appointments for frequent monitoring over the course of three months.

With few other options, it’s much more desirable to come in for one or two laser treatments (which boast impressive cure rates) and be done with the icky fungus once and for all. There are many different lasers from which to choose. We’ll examine a few things about each type of laser treatment, but they all work in much the same way and lack any negative side effects. If you decide to give a foot laser a shot, be sure to invest in the SteriShoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizer to kill residual fungus in your footwear and avoid a recurrence.

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Laser toenail fungus removal is a rapidly growing market for quick, easy foot fungus relief.
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Cause for Celebration: New Study Shows Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment Success

Patients often view toenail fungus laser treatment as groundbreaking technology for a very stubborn infection. However, very little research has been published demonstrating its effectiveness. Much of what we see comes from early adopters of the technology who have used a foot laser on their patients. The latest news comes from a study of 200 toes at Adler Footcare in New York City.

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Adler Footcare in NY celebrates a successful study on toenail fungus laser treatment. Image Source: Yelp.com

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A Malodorous Connundrum: How To Fight Foot Smell At Root Cause

A 16-year-old basketball player wrote to 88.7 broadcast journalist Dr. Zorba Paster with his foot smell conundrum. “When I take off my socks, you can smell them clear in the kitchen — and  my bedroom is in the basement,” writes “Lonely Jason.” He adds that the smell sickens his mom and makes him afraid he’ll never find the girl of his dreams. Antiperspirant and over-the-counter yeast creams have not been successful for this young man. Luckily, there are several practical remedies for smelly feet that attack the root cause of foot odor and provide meaningful results.

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