Does Kerydin work to treat toenail fungus?

Kerydin, recently approved by the FDA to cure toenail fungus has been touted as the latest and greatest treatment for this stubborn condition. But does it really work? Kerydin and another recently approved medication, Jublia, are topical versions of a new class of antifungals called oxaboroles. They are believed to be better at penetrating the thick nail plate to reach the fungus growing beneath it. Current over-the-counter and prescription antifungals are not effective in penetrating the nail bed. Oral antifungals have been used for years but have potentially dangerous side effects and can interact with other medications.

Although a stronger and more localized treatment sounds promising, both Jublia and Kerydin have mediocre results at best. First of all, these medications need to be applied daily for 48 weeks, and can have potential side effects, such as ingrown toenails, redness, itching, swelling, burning or stinging, blisters and pain.  Secondly the cost is prohibitive, a small (4ml) bottle going for $560 dollars – not covered by most insurance. Thirdly, during the entire year of using Kerydin, you are prohibited from getting a pedicure or painting […]

By | October 6th, 2015|Toenail Fungus Removal|

Does Jublia work to treat toenail fungus?

Jublia, recently approved by the FDA to cure toenail fungus has been touted as the latest and greatest treatment for this stubborn condition, but does it really work? Jublia and another recently approved medication, Kerydin, are topical versions of a new class of antifungals called oxaboroles. They are believed to be better at penetrating the thick nail plate to reach the fungus growing beneath it. Current over-the-counter and prescription antifungals are not effective in penetrating the nail bed. Oral antifungals have been used for years but have potentially dangerous side effects and can interact with other medications.

Although a stronger and more localized treatment sounds promising, both Jublia and Kerydin have mediocre results at best. First of all, these medications need to be applied daily for 48 weeks, and can have potential side effects, such as ingrown toenails, redness, itching, swelling, burning or stinging, blisters and pain.  Secondly the cost is prohibitive, a small (4ml) bottle going for $560 dollars – not covered by most insurance. Thirdly, during the entire year of using Jublia, you are prohibited from getting a pedicure […]

By | December 9th, 2014|Toenail Fungus Removal|

How did I get toenail fungus?

For most people, the fungus that has infected their toenails started off as a case of athlete’s foot. This is typically spread from person to person by walking barefoot in the showers at your gym or at your local swimming pool, which is why you should always wear flip flops or sandals when in any damp/wet area. This is also why treating and preventing athlete’s foot is one of the mainstays of aftercare of laser toenail fungus removal.

Left untreated, this case of athlete’s foot will continue to grow and spread across the sole of your feet and onto your toes – and this is when it will typically “jump” and infect your toenails. Normally, this is the result of some kind of trauma to the nail that will make it susceptible to the infection – such as when someone steps or drops something on your toes, or it could be the repetitive trauma on your toenails from wearing shoes that don’t fit properly. People who play certain sports like basketball, tennis, racquet ball or netball are often more susceptible to a fungal […]

By | October 22nd, 2014|Toenail Fungus Removal|

Who wants pickled feet? Vinegar doesn’t work for toenail fungus

Doctors have been puzzled for years searching for the best cure for onychomycosis – a common infection of the nail and nail bed which leads to unsightly, brittle, yellow appearing nails. Patients over the years have resorted to trying topical creams, bleach, tea tree oil and even vinegar. While all of these treatments may have some effect on the fungus on the skin – none of them is powerful enough to penetrate the nail.

Laser treatment for toenail fungus is a revolutionary breakthrough procedure in treating nail fungus infection. Coupled with good hygiene of the toes, and follow up treatment with a topical anti-fungal creams on the feet, over 80% of patients at Inkfree, MD experience good, long-term result in the elimination of the toenail fungus. So it’s time to throw away the apple cider vinegar and the Vick’s Vapor Rub and joint the thousands of people who have benefited from laser toenail fungus treatments at Inkfree, MD.

By | May 5th, 2014|Toenail Fungus Removal|