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How I get Rid of Toenail Fungus?

Fungal Nails vs Normal Nails

A frequent office visit is toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is a common condition that can affect both adults and children. We confirm the presence of toenail fungus via a PAS/KOH biopsy. 

Most likely, the patients are treated closely for about 52 weeks. A toenail usually can take up to 9 to 12 months to fully grow.

In the United States, 1 in 3 people with diabetes has onychomycosis. Our offices offer different treatments for a complete mycological cure for fungal infections.

We use oral, topical, and laser treatments. The traditional oral medication FDA approved for onychomycosis is Terbinafine (Lamisil). However, during the 12 weeks of treatment, we have to monitor your liver enzymes. For those of you that are not candidates for oral antifungals can consider topical and laser treatment.

In our office in White Plains, New York we offered the only FDA approve Pinpoint laser machine. The treatment is provided in the office and only takes from 10-15 minutes. Some patients benefit from one to five treatments depending on the severity of the condition.

We also use different topical medications such as Ciclopirox solution 8% (Penlac), Jublia 10 % (Efinaconazole topical), or Kerydin 8 % (Tavaborole) topical solution.

Jublia 10% is an azole drug that demonstrates penetration in the presence of nail polish. Recently, we are now allowed to use topical Jublia 10 % in pediatric patients.

You should visit us and start treatments for your fungal infection earlier than later at Aesthetic Podiatry and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mariola Rivera is a podiatric surgeon with an expertise in foot deformities. Mariola Rivera, DPM

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