Posts for: February, 2015
Get Ready for Summer Sandal Season with Dr. Olsen's help:
Thomas tackled hosting Super Bowl with no problem. Now it is time for Phoenicians to get ready for summer sandal season. Are you concerned your toes are not ready to see the sunshine without being covered with polish to hide the discolored nails.
There are a variety of treatments for fungal nail infections, including pills and (rarely) procedures to remove the infected nail, but topical ointments are among the most popular solutions prescribed by podiatrists.
Valeant’s Jublia® Approved for Onychomycosis Published on June 9, 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jublia® (efinaconazole 10% topical solution) for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc’s Jublia is the first topical triazole approved for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. Currently, over-the-counter or prescription topical treatments provide limited efficacy and are often administered in conjunction with frequent debridement, or the scraping, cutting, or removal of the nail. Prescription oral treatments are limited by drug interactions and serious safety concerns. Laser therapies are also available to help treat toenail fungus. “Onychomycosis is not only embarrassing and uncomfortable, but can lead to permanent nail damage and limited mobility in the general population.”
All topical treatments involve a similar concept: Apply it to the affected area consistently, as directed, for a specific amount of time in order to see results. With toenail fungus, the treatment time period may last several months. It can take a year to kill toenail fungus, and it may return, but it's crucial to stick to the treatment timeline in order to see significant improvement and, eventually, kill the fungus.
For information on the latest developments in antifungal treatment, consult a podiatrist so together you can assess your foot health needs. Topical solutions are among the most common treatments for toenail fungus, but depending on the severity of your condition, details of your lifestyle and reactions to medication, there may be a more effective course of treatment. To find out what's best for you, call Dr. Mark Olsen Today at 602-955-FEET (3338)!