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Is Laser Treatment Of Toenail Fungus The Most Effective Treatment?

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Posted on Mon, 19 May 2014
Question: Is laser treatment of toenail fungus the most effective treatment?
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Laser is not the right treatment

Detailed Answer:
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Laser treatment is definitely not the right treatment for fungal infection of the nails (Onychomycosis) . Laser ( Light amplification by stimulated emission of Radiation) consists of beam of light with high energy dissipation on coming in contact with tissue. This usually causes charring and burning of the tissue. It's equivalent to cutting the nail.
in fungal infection usually the root of the nail is also infected. Antifungal agent are definitely indicated especially in diabetic for management of fungal infection of nail.
Once a weekly dose Of Flucanazole for 8 to 12 weeks would suffice.

In case you require any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.


Take care
Best Regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
MBBS, MD
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Is Laser Treatment Of Toenail Fungus The Most Effective Treatment?

Brief Answer: Laser is not the right treatment Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Sir Laser treatment is definitely not the right treatment for fungal infection of the nails (Onychomycosis) . Laser ( Light amplification by stimulated emission of Radiation) consists of beam of light with high energy dissipation on coming in contact with tissue. This usually causes charring and burning of the tissue. It's equivalent to cutting the nail. in fungal infection usually the root of the nail is also infected. Antifungal agent are definitely indicated especially in diabetic for management of fungal infection of nail. Once a weekly dose Of Flucanazole for 8 to 12 weeks would suffice. In case you require any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Take care Best Regards Dr T Shobha Deepak MBBS, MD