Toenail fungus is not pleasant to look at nor is it easy to get rid of. You may have tried all sorts of topical applications, but the fungus has continued to grow on your toenails. In many cases, the condition worsens following the applications. Even when you take an oral medication that's supposed to work, it just doesn't work. It is a frustrating condition, but the good news is that podiatrists are now using a laser treatment that destroys and eliminates the troubling fungus. In a short time, you will see quick and positive results when your'e treated with a laser light beam.
Traditional Home Remedies And Topical Applications
When the home remedies and topical applications used for treating toenail fungus just do not effectively get the job done, it's time to try something else. So with the FDA approving the use of laser technology specifically for treating toenail fungus, the news could not have come at a more opportune time. You'll now be able to obtain laser treatment, put on your shoes and leave your podiatrist's office knowing that every piece of that fungus has been eliminated and you can go right back to your normal activities without any significant pain.
How Does The Science Work?
Your podiatrist will use a concentrated laser nail light beam that passes right through your nail. The beam heads directly into the cluster of fungal infection underneath your toenail. The beam effectively eliminates the fungus problem at the source and depth of the fungus. It's a precise hit that does the job without damaging any of your healthy surrounding tissues. The treatment lasts for approximately 30 seconds. That's it, and you'll be ready to leave the treatment room and head home.
What Comes Next?
Once you've left for your home, there are things you'll have to do to make sure the fungus doesn't return in the future. So you'll have to wash, clean, and dry your feet thoroughly each day. Make an effort to use nail clippers or scissors that are clean when you clip your toenails. You evidently want to make sure that you are not sharing the use of socks, towels, or shoes with other people in your household.
If it's summer time and you visit swimming pools and beaches, wear shower shoes when you use pool decks and showers. You should do the same when you visit gym locker rooms and showers. It also helps if you use an anti-fungal spray or powder after you've showered and dried your feet at home. Observing all of these precautionary methods will ensure that the fungus you just eliminated will not return.
When you have an ingrown toenail, it can be tempting to take care of the problem on your own. Armed with a set of tweezers and some nail clippers, you might be ready to get in there and take care of business. Unfortunately, a few missteps could lead to a serious infection. I have made this mistake myself, and it almost cost me my toe. I hope that as you evaluate your own foot problems that you will remember how valuable a podiatrist can be. Your foot doctor can inspect your problem and recommend the proper course of action. Read through my website to learn more.