Saturday, January 5, 2013
Exposing Myths About Nail Health & Lasers
Here is the real deal on lasers, toenail funs and oral medications:
If I get a nail fungus infection it must have been from a pedicure.
Most nail infections are from exposure to shoes, locker room and bathroom. Some pedicure facilities are substandard in terms of disinfection of instruments but the spores that cause the problem are everywhere and it is more likely you got it in your own house.
A laser will cure my nail fungus in one treatment and it works 100%.
A laser is a great tool. Anyone that promises 100% on almost anything regarding the cure for toenail problems is not giving you the real deal.
If I do nothing with a nail fungus it will probably stay the same.
Most of the time it gets worse.
The cure is permanent.
Whether you use a laser or take oral medications the problem will come back if you are not diligent about disinfection of shoes and applying a topical to prevent early reinfection.
The oral medications will hurt my liver.
Most people are fine as long as their baseline liver enzyme level checks out. There can be side effects with the orals such as headaches, nausea etc. The trend is that patients are looking for more holistic
healthcare and that is why use of the laser has become more popular.