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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
One semester of college tuition or a year of Topical Toenail Treatment?
The makers of Jublia wagered about 4.5 million dollars on a super bowl ad pitching a topical cure for nail fungus. The cure rate is about 17% The only problem with the drug is that a 48 week course costs about $8500, That equates to a semester of college tuition at an in state school for trying to take care of toenail fungus.
Treatment requires a more comprehensive plan than simply applying a topical . You have to keep the environment in your shoes dry as well as your feet.by our shoes need a disinfection agent as well. Lysol is not considered acceptable because of the toxicity to the skin.You also ideally need a catalyst to make it possible for a topical to do the job. Laser treatments and oral medications are two strategies to help a topical do the job. Over the counter medications may not be as effective but they are a fraction of the cost of the 17% cure rate that Jublia boasts.
I started this blog to share cutting-edge knowledge from my medical practice and my experience with athletes and as an athlete myself. I was a walkon at I.U. for track and after getting hurt my first season switched over to bike racing and raced in the "Little 500". I teach skiing professionally and also fit soccer in between bike riding and running. You know who you are: the weekend warrior and more serious athletes: the best insights, protocols, tips, and tricks for training and living injury free. I welcome your feedback.