CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS
Podiatrist - Houston
14441 Memorial Drive Suite 16
Houston, TX 77079
UGLY,THICK, EMBARRASSING,FUNGUS TOENAILS
Stop Fighting with Toenail Fungus!
As I am sure you know by now, Onychomycosis (or Nail Fungus) is a persistent little fungus! Creams, ointments, pills, and home remedies all promise to return your nails to their beautiful state in no time. Americans shell out thousands and thousands of dollars every year on these "miracle creams" and all they end up with is an empty wallet and thicker toenails.
What Exactly Is Toenail Fungus?
Oncyhomycosis is a chronic, progressive, debilitating disease of the nail, the nail bed and the matrix. Over the years dermatopphytes enter the nail bed from the skin and infect the nail.
Toenail fungus is of course clearly a type of fungal infection, but it is an especially difficult one to cure. Left untreated it will rot away at the toenails for decades.
- Discoloration of the nail (yellow, white, and brown or black)
- Thick and painful nails that are very difficult if not impossible to cut
- Flakey nails that will break easily
- Discoloration and darkening of the skin around the nails (often looking dirty or bruised)
- Lifting of the nail from the nail bed.
A toenail fungus will not go away by itself. The fungus will last for years, continually getting worse and worse (and harder to treat!). The only way to be sure that you are on the path to fungus free nails is to visit a podiatrist. He or she will develop the right treatment plan for you.
What types of treatments are available?
There are several different treatments for nail fungus.
Creams and ointments have proven to be the most popular, and least effective option you will find advertised everywhere on the internet. Most of these are nothing but snake oil, and they are nothing more worthless bottles of goop. These "medicines" are messy, smelly, and you have to apply them several times a day for months. Not to mention, the fungal infection is a problem beneath the toenail itself, and creams cannot penetrate properly without removing your toenail. Even if you did enjoy having your toenails removed, there is no guarantee that the goop would work.
Ok, so creams are OUT! What about the pills? Everyone remembers the cute (disgusting!) "Digger the Dermataphyte" that Novartis Pharmaceuticals used to market the "miracle pill" to eradicate nail fungus forever. Well, while you were cringing at the thought of this nasty bug living under your toenail, Novartis was listing all of the potential side effects of their miracle pill. Some of these include: nausea, vomiting, severe allergic reaction, and liver and kidney damage. Don't believe me? Check out the full list of side effects on Web MD . After all of this risk you would assume they were 100% effective right? Wrong! All though they are better than the goop, they are still only about 60% effective.
So, pills are out too! Now what? Are you destined to live with ugly, embarrassing, discolored painful nails forever? Well, until about 3 years ago, I would have said Yes, but (there is always a but!) now I can say No with confidence!
About 3 years ago, Parker Podiatry took a leap into the "Star Wars" era of podiatry and brought the first fungal nail laser to Houston, TX. The results were amazing! Here we were getting 70-75% cure rates with no side effects. Over the last few years more lasers have become available, and each one is better than the other. We now are using the FDA cleared Fotona laser in our office every day and we are seeing fantastic results, as high as 85% in our patients. All of this with no goop, no side effects, no risk. We can finally give our patients what they want...clear, beautiful nails with the ease of 2 quick in office treatments.
"This technology is a huge breakthrough and like no other available today," states Dr. Parker. "It is performed in two short treatments, right in the comfort of our office, without pain, drugs, or anesthesia. We are so excited to bring this technology to the Houston area," explains Dr. Parker. "This procedure is greatly needed for our patients. Besides the obvious embarrassment of having these nails, they often cause pain, infection and in the diabetic, ulcers."
So, what are you waiting for?? Here you have a chance to be fungus free, have instantly beautiful nails all with no fuss and no mess.
Pick up the phone, call Parker Podiatry at 281-497-2850 and make an appointment for your FREE consultation with Dr. Parker today.
Houston podiatrist, Dr. Robert Parker, specializes in neuropathy, nerve decompression, flat foot repair, and all foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Parker has been treating the residents of Houston Texas and the surrounding areas for over 30 years.
Dr. Parker is Board Certified surgeon and he is the current President of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS)
14441 Memorial Drive • Suite 16
Houston, TX 77079