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Are you tired of covering up your unattractive toenails due to toenail fungus? Summertime is not a good time to be self-conscious of your toenails! With warm weather and summer activities you don’t want to keep your feet wrapped up in shoes and socks. Our Q-Clear toenail laser treatment quickly and effectively cares for your thickened or yellowed toenails!

How do you know if your toenail condition meets the requirement for laser treatment?
Laser treatment can be used on toenails with moderate to severe fungal infection. However, the longer you wait to seek treatment, the harder it will be to remove the fungal infection. Severe conditions require multiple laser treatment procedures stretched out over several different appointments.

Are there any risks involved with laser treatment?
There are no risks involved and laser treatment is completely painless. You can expect a comfortable procedure with no side effects after your appointment. Laser treatment may not be recommended for patients who are pregnant, have skin cancer, peripheral neuropathy, or poor circulation in their feet.

When can results be seen?
You will be able to notice new nail growth within the first two months after laser treatment. Your nail will become clear from the bottom to the top as the infection clears itself out. Although Q-Clear laser treatment is the most effective and efficient form of toenail fungal treatment, it is important to know that it will not prevent any fungal infection from reoccurring in the future.

Don’t cover up your toes any longer this summer season! Contact our office to set up an appointment with Chiropodist Brian Cragg to cure your toenail fungus condition. With our laser treatment procedure, he can help your toenails return to normal health.

By Brian Cragg
February 24, 2012

Fungal toenails are a common foot problem that is just as unpleasant  as it sounds. An infection with toenail fungus usually begins as a yellow or white spot under the tip of your toenail, but as the fungus spreads deeper into the nail, it causes the toenail to become discolored and thickens into a yellowish, crumbled edge. A fungal toenail can turn into a very painful mess. How should you cope with this unsightly problem? Chiropodist, Brian Cragg, has instructions on how to deal with fungal toenails and how to avoid them with prevention tips.

Nail fungus occurs more often in toenails rather than in fingernails, because fungi  thrives in dark, warm and moist environments. Your feet are more prone to fitting this description, whether it be in your shoes or in places like public showers, or swimming pools. It’s important to see Brian Cragg if you develop toenail fungus to ensure proper treatment. Certain medications can be prescribed to fight the infection such as topical creams or pills to take orally. When these treatments aren’t affective, laser toenail therapy may be the answer.

How can you prevent fungal toenails? The key is to protect your toes against environments where the nail is exposed to fungus. Never go barefoot in public places. . Wearing clean socks, alternating between open toed and closed shoes, and keeping your toenails short and clean are all great ways to ensure nail health. Also, consider the nail polish you are using on your toes. Commercial nail polish contains chemical toxins that may help cause fungus form on your toes. Try using Dr.’s Remedy enriched nail polish. This vitamin and protein filled polish substitutes harmful chemicals with nutrients that are beneficial to foot health. Not only does it contain tea tree oil to help prevent fungi from developing, it also helps kill harmful germs and promotes strength and shine to your nails.

Ensure toenail health with these tips, and you won’t be forced to hide your toes because of  embarrassing nail fungus.