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11-16-2014 02:39 AM
I had the laser treatment about three years ago because of two toenails that had been affected for some nine years. The laser treatment worked for me. Recent keratin specimen biopsy showed that there has been no recurrence in my case.
The laser treatment is easy, painless, no-mess, and absolutely safe -- a great bargain.
My course included sterilization of the sandals I wore in on each of the two office visits and laser treatment of every toenail in each of the two office visits. I was directed to use on and around my toenails a particular formulation nonprecription topical antifungal cream for several weeks following each of the two visits. I was also informed as to how long the fungus can live in or on footwear.
I have since used a less expensive topical antifungal cream on and around my nails after washing my feet.
11-02-2014 12:02 PM
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08-30-2014 09:11 AM
I think all of these "home remedies" work by jazzing up the immune system so it can fight the fungus from the inside. I went to Big Toe Fungus website and tried their suggestions. Now my toe nail is growing out and looking better using tea oil. A poistive mental attitude helps too.
06-03-2014 05:52 AM
Hello, my husband had been plaged with a toe nail fungus for over a year. The doctor treated him with Lamsil forever without results. I make a herbal remedy that is all natural Black Walnut Salve, and his toe nail fungus has cleared up. He swears by it, and it is an all purpose type of salve too. It treats acne, boils, and ringworm as well. It is for sale on my website.
05-16-2014 07:27 PM
this really works - - -first, trim off as much "dead" nail material as you can - you can clip, scissor, and then
finish getting the infected parts off with a file - - - this is the first step and totally necessary - so the treatment
can "get to" the fungus causing your problem - - -
after you have gotten down to the nail bed and living part of the nail - - now liberally soak the nail in
hand santizer - - - it has a lot of alcohol in it - which the fungus does not like - - - as alcohol creates a DRY environment where the fungus cannot survive - - - treat 2-3 times a day - -you can soak the nail in the sanitizer, or put cotton balls/pads on the nail - soak the cotton in the sanitizer and then dry the nail, and keep the nail dry!
The nail will grow out and be healthy!
03-13-2014 04:09 PM
the1ceman, what the heck. He gave an opinion and his is from a doctor's perspective. Free advice as far as I am concerned. It isn't like most people are going to go to his place of business considering how many people happen to be from the Denver area reading this? Not many, if any.
Thanks footman for your response. I am tired of my foot being cracked and messed up all the time. I don't mind the nail part as much as the whole foot being a mess all the times and super dry. My other foot is always in good shape and not dry at all.
Anyway, I am leaning towards trying the laser treatment. Some folks are claiming it works, while others say it doesn't, but maybe it is just a numbers game and you have to give it a try.
02-24-2014 04:34 AM - edited 02-24-2014 04:36 AM
Gee, what a surprise that footman2000 says that only the very expensive "remedies" they offer through his office work. Hey Doc, how would you feel if you took your Mercedes in to have a chronic problem fixed and were told it would require 8-10 visits, cost you thousands of dollars, and was 90% likely to fix your issue? OR, you could try a different measure, like bleach, that its almost 100% effective and costs under a buck when diluted and used daily for a few weeks? Screw up your liver to fix a nail problem? What the hell is wrong with you people; podiatrists creating business for nephrologists?
02-11-2014 06:40 PM - last edited on 05-19-2014 07:13 PM by hawk_s
I am a Denver Podiatrist , I have been treating nail fungus in my office for more than 15 years, It can be very frustrating and difficult to eradicate. People come in to my office all the time with stories of one thing or another, the bottom line there are only 2 things that work, oral medication (Lamisil or Spornox) and laser treatments.
Oral medication has all its inherent risks and limitations. Oral medication can affect the liver, taste, the gut and people should not drink while taking the medication. If there are circulation issues this may affect the ability of the medication to get to the toes not allowing it to work. Oral medication is anywhere from 45-70% effective depending on the research you read.
Laser Nail Fungus Treatments 50 to 80% effective depending on the research you read. There are no side effects, the treatments are fast and relatively painless and there is no down time.
It has been my experience after using all FDA approved treatments the most effective treatment is a combination of low dose oral medication and laser treatments. We have treating patients like this for almost a year and our results are 90 to 95% effective. We should be ready for publication next year sometime.
It is important everyone understands some people are more prone to these infections than others. Genetics, circulation issues, medications, medical conditions, environmental factors, and other factors put people at an increased risk of developing and redeveloping this infection. When we evaluate our patients, we take a detailed history and address all factors this allows us to establish a long term plan aimed at minimizing the risk of reinfection. Just a side note we have noticed smokers have less dependable results. Just something we have noticed in over the years.
Totally Feet Podiatry and Laser Center
02-06-2014 11:07 PM
I soak my feet in bleach & water often. It is really good for exfoliating dry flaking skin. Only one problem: don't sit down on the couch with your feet in a dishpan full of bleach solution and forget to take white towels with you. Put them under the pan and have one to dry your feet off. Otherwise you will bleach your footprints into the carpet when you get up!
01-23-2014 02:38 PM
bleach is in our swimming pools if diluted correctly it is not harmless. Chlorine is essentially bleach and we all have been in a swimming pool and we are all still alive. You can actually swim in gasoline if you dilute that properly too.
12-30-2013 03:52 PM - last edited on 05-19-2014 07:18 PM by hawk_s
It does seem as though toenail fungus can be very difficult for people to treat. A relative of mine has been having issues with toenail fungus and have been helping her with some research online. There are several different options out there but I am thinking that laser treatment is something to consider for her.
Hopefully this helps!
09-27-2013 12:27 PM
It is frustrating with so many suggestions out there and it can be difficult to know who to trust when you feel like you have tried everything. It sounds like you need a lasting solution rather than just a quick fix. Here are some options that may be useful to you to help your toenail fungus:
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Tea tree oil smells just awful, but I only smelled it for those few seconds of application so it was quite bearable.I had tried using the Vick's for a few months before trying tea tree oil, but it did nothing to halt the fungal growth. Bleach sounds very promising, but I would not like soaking my feet for 10 minutes a day. Too much hassle, but I am interested in the update anyway.