Toenail Fungus Treatment
$75 big toes
$50 small toes
$50 medicated polish
What is toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus is a fungal infection which lives beneath the surface your finger or toenail. It is estimated that 10% of the adult population suffers from this fungal infection. Because it lives under the nail, treatment is very difficult to accomplish until the FDA approved laser treatment was developed.
How did I get toenail fungus?
This fungal infection is most commonly caught from walking in moist wet areas. Fungus is everywhere, gym locker rooms, hotel rooms and even nail salons. Toenail fungus is also contagious and has been shown to spread from family members.
What does it look like?
Fungal infections cause nails to become discolored and thicken. They can cause the nail to pull away from the nail bed allowing dirt, germs and fungus to continue to spread. Visible fungal nail infection include scaling under the nail, white or yellow streaks on the nail, crumbling corner or tip of the nail, and yellow spots at the bottom of the nail.
Why are fungal infections less common in fingernails?
Fungal infections thrive in dark, moist areas. Fingernails are constantly exposed to sunlight and dry making them less likely to harbor fungal infection.
How can I treat it?
The most common treatment for fungal infections are oral medications, topical medications in the form of a nail polish, and FDA approved laser treatments. The medical toenail polish alone has a 30% cure rate. Oral medication (i.e. Lamisil) cures 60% of toenail fungus. However, oral medications can be difficult for the liver to tolerate, even in healthy adults. The combination of medical toenail polish with laser treatments has been shown to cure 80% of toenail fungal infections.
How soon will I see improvements?
On average, any toenail will replace itself every 6 to 9 months through natural growth. Healthy new growth will be visible within the first 3 months as the new nail replaces the old.