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Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
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In brief: See a dermatologist

First confirm the diagnosis.
The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail.

In brief: See a dermatologist

First confirm the diagnosis.
The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Nd:YAG lasers

Best lasers are using long-pulsed Nd:YAG wavelength which can penetrate deeper into the nailbed and matrix to reach the fungal spores.

In brief: Nd:YAG lasers

Best lasers are using long-pulsed Nd:YAG wavelength which can penetrate deeper into the nailbed and matrix to reach the fungal spores.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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