Laser toenail fungus treatment in Houston can vary. People have tried using home remedies, topical solutions, and oral medication with little to no results. Toenail fungus is more common than people think. It infects about fifty percent of people over 50 in the United States.
Ignoring Toenail Fungus Infection
Ignoring a toenail fungus infection is bad. Not dealing with the infection from the start makes it difficult to cure after. It can prolong the symptoms. If the toenail fungus is dealt with early, it could be simple and quick to cure. This is especially important if you like to wear open-toes shoes.
Removing your Toenail?
Some people think removing the entire toenail cures them of the fungus. This is false. The fungus still lives on the nail bed. The nail bed is the skin under the nail. In order to be cured, all the fungus must all die. Your toenail will grow with fungus still. In some cases, your nail could look worse.
How to avoid getting Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus can be easily avoided. As result, here are a few tips on how to take care of your nails. First, never share any nail clippers or other nail tools with anyone. The fungus can stay on the nail clippers. Furthermore, it can infect others. Second, always wear slippers or shoes in public places. This includes pools, gyms, and locker rooms. Next, always wear a new pair of socks when putting on new shoes. The fungus can live in shoes where the feet sweat. Lastly, try not to wear the same shoes every day. This is because the moisture in our feet is perfect for a fungus to form.
Laser Treatment for a Toenail Fungus in Houston
If you have caught nail fungus, it can be easily treated using the FDA-approved PinPointe laser, which typically only takes one treatment. Other treatments like topical solutions and oral medication are not as effective. Topical solutions have a very low cure rate. This is because the solution does not penetrate all the way through the nail bed. This is because it can lead to liver toxicity. You would need to have consistent blood tests throughout the course of taking the medication.
Our nail doctor in Houston, TX recommends this treatment for toenail fungus. The PinPointe Laser treatment has the highest cure rate in the market. It has no side effects and no recovery period. As a result, you can go about your daily activities right after the treatment. Also, there’s no pain.
If you have any signs of nail fungus, call us at 800-672-0625 at our Houston, TX location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.