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Podiatrist, Dr. Leonard Vekkos states, "as we age, several factors can contribute to changes in nails. The most common issue is the development of a fungus infection called onychomycosis. People need to realize that fungus is present in everybody's environment. Aging may also result in decreased circulation to the toenails, and diabetes or other medical conditions put people in an immuno-compromised state which makes them more susceptible to these infectionsThere are prescription topicals such as Penlac and prescription oral medications, such as Lamisil. Both have advantages and disadvantages. "With topical medication, there are no side-effects, but the disadvantage is that it requires nail debridement on an almost daily basis. Additionally, patients are unable to utilize any nail polish. With the oral medications, it requires liver function tests prior to starting treatment. There is no cure for fungus infections."  

 

Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has invested in the latest weapon in the arsenal against toenail fungus which is the laser.  The benefit of this treatment is that there are no side effects.  My foot clinic would never recommend oral antifungal medications due to the severe side effects.  If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.

 

 

 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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