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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Why is laser treatment for toenail fungus so outrageously expensive?

Why is laser treatment for toenail fungus so outrageously expensive?

Equipment: Treating onychomycosis with laser requires specialized equipment that is very expensive. Additionally it requires nearly one hour of the doctors time to perform the procedure properly treating all ten toes. ...Read more

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What are the diagnosis and cpt procedure codes for laser treatment of toenail fungus?

No CPT: The diagnosis code for nail fungus is 110.1. However i don't know of any cpt code for toenail laser treatment. It is a non covered service which is non reimbursable by insurance. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had this laser toenail fungus treatment? Does it actually work?

It works: I would say it likely works about 70-75% of the time. Oral medications are actually more effective, probably 10-15% more effective. ...Read more

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I have toenail fungus and there are no laser treatments available in my area and i don't want to take an oral med. What is the best OTC option?

I have toenail fungus and there are no laser treatments available  in my area and i don't want to take an oral med. What is the best OTC option?

Depends on the cause: Have it evaluated by a professional. Otc medications are more effective if combined with nail debridement. See your podiatrist to get the best results. ...Read more

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Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Toenail mycosis: It is difficult to treat fungal infections of the toenails. If the medications failed, you might have to have the toenail removed to adequately treat the area. Lamisil (terbinafine) may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more