Common nail fungals can be treated with a new laser treatment - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Common nail fungals can be treated with a new laser treatment

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Thirty-six million Americans breathe a sigh of relief when sandal season is over, so they can cover their toes and hide a fungus.  That's a common problem that grows underneath the nails. But now, a new laser treatment may provide an option to patients who have tried and not been successful treating the problem with ointments and pills.

Podiatrist Dr. Jennifer Fen said, "The laser is killing the fungus that is underneath and around the toenail using infrared light."

But Dr. Fen says laser treatment doesn't hurt, but don't expect immediate results because she says it usually takes about four months to really see a difference.

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