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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?

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

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Should i consider laser treatment for onychomycosis?

Should i consider laser treatment for onychomycosis?

IT'S AN OPTION: It's a newer technology. Insurance may not cover, so you pay out of pocket. It's not a guarantee of success, either. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?

Statistically, the : Best treatments are laser and oral terbinafine. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Topical medications are best used as an adjunct to one of the above, as they rarely work alone. The various home remedies almost never work on fungus. ...Read more

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Best treatment for toenail fungus?

Oral medication: Oral medication is the most effective way of treating toenail fungus. Laser treatments also work but ar enot covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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Does laser for toenail fungus work?

Yes..in short run: Laser treatment of fungal toenail infection has been shown to be effective at least in the short run. Long-term studies are lacking. It is possible for the fungus to come back and reinfect laser treated toenails. Most laser treatments are not covered by health insurance. ...Read more

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What is a toenail fungus treatment?

What is a toenail fungus treatment?

Few: Choices are topicals, orals or laser. Topicals are the lease effective working about 8-10% of the time. Orals are most effective - shold monitor liver function enzymes when going on them. Lasers are better than topicals not quite as good as orals and while you don't have to monitor blood they are expensive about 750-1, 000 for the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best toenail fungus treatment?

What is the best toenail fungus treatment?

Many possibilities: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

There are multiple : In my opinion and personal experience laser treatment has proven to be very effective with no adverse reactions. However, the classic treatment of choice is probably terbinafine tablets for 3 months under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is there any toenail fungus treatment?

There are many: There are many treatments for toenail fungus. The most common are Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets, topical medications and laser treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best product for toenail fungus treatment?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it's fungus, and from there you have several options (again, none guaranteed 100%): topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus. Want to wear sandals. What is good treatment.?

There are many: Treatments range from topical medicine, to medication by mouth, to laser treatment. What you have to remember is that it takes approx. 1 year for the nail to grow out clear. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Laser (Definition)

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