Is toenail fungus linked to Athlete’s Foot?

Toenail fungus and Athlete’s Foot are similar as they are both fungal infections.  The same fungus that infects the skin with Athlete’s Foot can spread to and infect the toenails, causing the nails to become thick and discolored.  We see many cases of toenail fungus that are a direct result of an Athlete’s Foot infection. […]

Does laser on my toenails hurt?

Laser treatment of toenail fungus is quick and painless. Some patients have said that it feels warm or they have a tingling sensation but no pain during or after treatment.   Our laser technology is used throughout podiatry and is FDA cleared for treatment of fungal toenails. The laser creates pulsing mid-infrared laser wavelengths that emit […]

Does Vicks Vapor Rub Cure Toenail Fungus?

It has been rumored that curing toenail fungus is as easy as going to your kitchen pantry or bathroom medicine cabinet.   Vinegar and Vicks Vapor Rub are two products that are supposed to “cure” toenail fungus. The problem with these home remedies is that there is no recommended treatment regimen for either product.  There also have […]

Can I use nail polish during treatment for fungal toenails?

The old way of thinking was that nail polish was a no-no when being treated for fungal toenails.  Traditional nail polish has harsh chemicals that trap moisture under the polish creating the perfect environment for fungus to thrive and grow.  That way of thinking has changed with the development of anti-fungal nail polish.  All natural, […]