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By Foot Doctor of the East Bay
May 26, 2015
Category: Toenail Health
Tags: fungus  

Say goodbye to drug therapy and find out the easy way to get clearer nails from your San Leandro podiatrist.

Could unsightly toenails rob you of another summer of sandals and beach time? Don’t let toenail fungus ruin your vacation or just timeNail Fungus outside enjoying the glorious weather. Your San Leandro podiatrist is here to help get you fungus-free so you can enjoy another wonderful season.

What is GenesisPlus?

This revolutionary laser technology is FDA-cleared to increase clear nails in those with toenail fungus due to onychomycosis. This handheld laser sends heat energy through the nail to target and destroy the fungus without harming the healthy nail or surrounding skin.

Is laser toenail fungus treatment painful?

One of the nice things about getting laser treatment from your San Leandro podiatrist is that you can treat your toenail fungus effectively without needing painful or invasive treatments. While some patients may feel a warming sensation during the course of their treatment, this is typically painless and not bothersome.

How many laser treatment sessions will I need?

Usually one treatment is enough to kill the fungus completely; however, your San Leandro podiatrist might recommend a second treatment in a few months to make sure the infection has completely gone away.

Will I see results right away?

A clearer nail won’t show up immediately after treatment, but most nails will be healthier looking after about 12 weeks.

Will my fungus be gone for good?

Unfortunately, fungus is everywhere, and while this laser treatment is effective at killing the current fungal infection, you can experience a reinfection. If you are worried about developing toenail fungus again, then it’s time to talk to your San Leandro podiatrist about ways to prevent this problem from happening to you.

We are the first East Bay area podiatry practice to use this state-of-the-art laser treatment for treating toenail fungus. So if you’ve tried other treatments and they’ve been unsuccessful, don’t give up! Schedule a laser fungus treatment with your San Leandro podiatrist, Dr. Michael, with Foot Doctors of the East Bay.

According to Dr. Pfenninger of the Midland Daily News, it is estimated that ten percent of the adult population already has some type of nail fungus. At times, individuals can have toenail fungus and not even be aware that it is there. Some signs of nail fungus include thickening, discoloration, weak nails, appearance of debris under the nail, foul smells when nails are wet, and the occasional lifting up of the nail into a tent-shape. Older individuals and women are also more likely to have fungus in their toenails. Many people may have toenail fungus but initially confuse it for an ingrown toenail. Although there are topical and oral antifungal medications available, prevention is important. To avoid nail fungus, allow your feet to fully dry after showering and keep the nails groomed.

While toenail fungus is troublesome to eradicate, it is not impossible. For more information about treatment, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will attend to all of your podiatric needs.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a problem which affects many people and is hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating toenail fungus.

Antibiotics & Treatments 

Lamisil – is the most commonly effective treatment for toenail fungus. It is available as an antibiotic Terbinafine tablet and cream. Terbinafine is a chemical component which kills fungal growth on the body.  Applying regular doses will gradually kill the fungal growth. It is important to keep the area clean and air free. 

Talcum powder – applying powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well

Alternative Treatments

There are always surgical procedures that are available for toenail fungus. Some people would like immediate quick removal of toenail fungus. Surgeons will be able to cut through and remove the growth using laser surgery. It is important not to try and remove it yourself. Once removed, your old shoes will need to be replaced to avoid reinfection.  

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in California. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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