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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have had a nail fungus on 2 toes for about 3 years now, is laser treatment a good solution?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care 14 years experience
Laser Tx: Yes it is actually promising and effective. You can try it. Check the options before you go as few clinics offer at reduced price.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
LASER...: It has been shown to be effective, but the laser treatment for toenail fungus is not covered by insurance plans, so be prepared to pay for this out-of-pocket!
Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes it can be.: Laser treatment for toenails fungus is now FDA approved. It is not however, covered by insurance. The affected toenails should first be debrided (thinned) if necessary, using a rotary tool. Podiatrists are generally the only practitioners who do this. If the nail is not properly debrided, the laser treatment may not be successful.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2018

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