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Old 05-03-2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jimwhited View Post
Make sure the podiatrist is using a YAG laser, aka Cool Touch or Cool Breeze. Very good success rate with this treatment, and very low risk (there is a small possibility of loosing the nail completely). If they have a regular CO2 laser, it's probably not worth the time and money.

Here's some info: http://www.modernmedicine.com/modern...tegoryId=42256

Edit: At least one study has shown that Vicks Vaporub is effective. I have no personal experience with it, but might be worth a try.
Thanks for the link, interesting read. I have an appointment in the morning and I plan on questioning him on the type of laser.
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we need the pics to see how bad it can be
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:11 PM
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Well I never had a problem till I worked in Fl for 4 months.....


After working in Fl, I could open a coconut with these babies!!!
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Originally Posted by id-10-t View Post
had it on both of my big toes at the same time , took a dremel to the nail and thinned it out ripped them suckers off and cleaned my nail beds with alcohol and drank some to during the process .
I tried that too, seriously. It won't work. I used a Dremel and every OTC ointment there was. I even used Tea Tree oil which is suppose to be a cure, none of it worked. It's a fungus that you need to treat from the inside. Lamisol is the only thing that will cure it as far as I know.
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haha it is pretty gross, but super common, especially if you wear flip flops a lot.... at least that is what my doc said.
Hmmmm! ....... I had always heard that wearing shoes or boots that don't allow your feet to dry promotes this fungus.
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Hmmmm! ....... I had always heard that wearing shoes or boots that don't allow your feet to dry promotes this fungus.
who knows. He said that your toe not wearing shoes or flip flops will make you prone to injury and bacteria. I took it with a grain of salt. I still wear Flip Flops all the time. The doctor actually thins your nail with a dremel type sander before he zaps you with the laser.
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"If your toenails are three different colors, but aren't painted...you might be a redneck." - Jeff Foxworthy
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:34 AM
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I tried that too, seriously. It won't work. I used a Dremel and every OTC ointment there was. I even used Tea Tree oil which is suppose to be a cure, none of it worked. It's a fungus that you need to treat from the inside. Lamisol is the only thing that will cure it as far as I know.
it worked for me
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:29 AM
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I have been searching the internet for the best way to treat toenail fungus and what I have found is a lot of different opinion. I have heard everything from using Listerine to having your toe amputated. These all seemed like they either were just a shot in the dark or to extreme. Then I found Laser Treatment. Apparently it causes no pain to the toe and is a very simple procedure.

Here is a site that does a really good job at showing before and after pictures. They take patients that have extreme cases of toenail fungus and turn them around to perfect beach toes.

Take a look these picture at http://www.beauchampfootcare.com/tre...atment-results

Best of luck!!
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Originally Posted by id-10-t View Post
it worked for me
Me too, only I didn't do it on purpose. I opened a fridge door on the infected nail and ripped it off - a little hammered at the time.

I thought, "I wonder if that fungus I've had for at least five years will finally go away."

It did.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jimwhited View Post

Edit: At least one study has shown that Vicks Vaporub is effective. I have no personal experience with it, but might be worth a try.

Bingo. I have only had this experience once. Heard about Vicks and did it for a few months. Fungus gone and never came back.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:05 PM
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Vicks really works but you need to be patient because it takes a lot of time.
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Anyone ever tried laser treatment for toenail fungus. It appears to be a growing process, but there aren't a lot of results on the internet with sucess ratios. The Wall Street Journal addressed it in the fall that the results are inconclusive.
I've tried different topical applications, but I'm not deligent enough to do it everyday and oral pills like Lamisol aren't something I wish to take.

The prices have dropped dramatically and my local podiatrist charges $500 for all ten toes, one treatment, that's it. Of course, no guarantees, but if I know it's a 70%+ or greater success ratio I'm gonna go for it.

The laser treatment has an 80% success rate. OTC options are good as a defense to prevent recurrence only after getting rid of it. Topical solutions tend to be close to nothing in terms of successfully removing nail fungus. Oral meds require regular blood tests & may be toxic to the liver. Laser treatment has been clinically proven the most effective, safe method.

Laser Nail Therapy Clinic provides the best treatment results for nail fungus removal. Certified podiatrists use the FDA-cleared PinPointe Laser to eliminate toenail fungus with just one treatment. The PinPointe Laser is the best laser to treat nail fungus, with no recovery period nor side effect. LNT is available 7 days a week with free consultation. Visit our website and feel free to give us a call.

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Probably my age but... I just don't trust guys that own lasers.
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this is a good thread. i am trying apple cider vinegar now.. but ill check out the laser option on monday. wonder if you need a referral
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I'm the originally poster. As a follow-up, I had the laser treatment in May. To date, I do not see any improvement on any toe. The podiatry lab contacted me about 4 weeks ago and I told them I didn't see any change, but they did say it could take 6-8 months since it will not grow back like a new nail (from the cuticle) but from the nail bed.

At this point, I would say it has not worked, however I'll give it to the end of the year prior to giving up all hope.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:03 PM
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Hi,

I have not had the need to have the treatment done but I work for a clinic that specializes in this procedure. Our doctors use the PinPointe laser which is actually the most effective laser having about 80% cure rate. The cure rate is twice as high as topical medications or even the oral medications that have severe side effects. In addition the laser treatment has zero known side effects and even pregnant women can get the treatment done. You should look into the different publications and most clinics do offer free consults.

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Update: Tried the Listerine (Original) by soaking in a pan. Looks like it works.
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Update: Tried the Listerine (Original) by soaking in a pan. Looks like it works.
How long did it take? What was the procedure?
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Originally Posted by DandH View Post
Anyone ever tried laser treatment for toenail fungus. It appears to be a growing process, but there aren't a lot of results on the internet with sucess ratios. The Wall Street Journal addressed it in the fall that the results are inconclusive.
I've tried different topical applications, but I'm not deligent enough to do it everyday and oral pills like Lamisol aren't something I wish to take.

The prices have dropped dramatically and my local podiatrist charges $500 for all ten toes, one treatment, that's it. Of course, no guarantees, but if I know it's a 70%+ or greater success ratio I'm gonna go for it.

see if you can get a $50 for one toe...


O've hear nightly vapo rub then socks kills in about a couple months.
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