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Does the ultraviolet light treatment for shoes really work in helping to prevent toenail fungus? thank you.

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
It : Can disinfect shoes. I like lysol better.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: But the way it works is to sterilize the shoe which cuts down the chance of fungus from within the shoe.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I would say : It is an adjunct treatment. It is helpful of possibly preventing contamination. I am not sure i would recommend it as a preventative measure but more as a treatment in a case of recalcitrant fungus that doesn't go away.

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