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ZetaClear vs PediMD: Over the Counter Toenail Fungus Treatment Review

  
  
  
  
  

ZetaClear vs. PediMD

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Two Over the counter toenail fungus treatments that are available online are Zetaclear and PediMD. Zetaclear along with a couple other heavily marketed products (ZeroFungus, Funginix ect.) have an oligopoly over the online sales of toenail funugs treatment. It is commonplace to search a term regarding toenail fungus and end up on a fairly mediocre webpage with flashing Zetaclear banners scattered everywhere. Their reign of supremacy has diluted the information available online and even caused some more effective OTC Toenail Fungus Treatments, such as Formula 3, to fray away from pursuing sales online.

As a player in the market since the late 90's, Zetaclear and its partner products may be easier to get found on the internet, but are they actually effective over the counter toenail fungus treatments? In this article we compare ZetaClear to PediMD. PediMD is an over the counter toenail fungus and athlete's foot treatment that was developed by leading podiatrist, Dr. Bob Baravarian DPM, in 2009. PediMD is actually dispensed through doctors offices, has conducted successful clinical trials, and maintains one site with one blog.  Our competition has thousands of similar different sites with half written information and material from the same company just presented in different fashions to make a product that has not been truly tested look better than it is.

 

Treatment Name 

PediMD 

ZetaClear

 Over the counter, Prescription or Home Remedy

 Over the counter - Includes Nail Treatment System (Lacquer and Sealer) and Moisturizing Foot Cream

Over the counter - Includes Clear Nail Solution and Homeopathic Spray

 

Published Effectiveness

 72% in Clinical Trial

 Claims to be "Good". No clinical trials.

Cost

 $30 for nail treatment

$20 for added skin treatment

 $50 per bottle, multiple bottles recomended for full treatment

 

Active FDA Approved Anti-Fungal Ingredient


 Clotrimazole 1%

 NONE

 

Natural Ingredients

 Aloe Extract,

Avocado Oil,

Cucumber Extract,

Fennel,

Horsetail,

Ivy Extract,

Jojoba Oil,

Menthol,

Nigra Flower Extract,

Shea Butter,

Slippery Elm Extract,

Sunflower Oil,

Tea Tree Oil,

Vitamin E

 Tea Tree Oil,

Jojoba Oil,

Vitamin E,

Almond Oil,

Clove Oil,

Lemongrass Oil,

Undecylenic Acid,

Antimonium Curdum,

Arsenicum Album,

Mancinella,

Nitricum Acidum,

Sulphur,

Thuja Occidentals

 Side Effects

 None reported to date

 Potential allergic reaction to homeopathic oral spray. 

 Nail Polish Safe

Safe and effective for protecting nail as base-coat under nail polish

 Cannot use nail polish

 

Money Back Guarantee

 Full - No questions asked 

 Money Back Guarantee - No timeline specified 

 Website

 www.PediMD.com

http://blog.pedimd.com

 www.zetaclear.com

Thousands of other 1 -2 page sites

 Sold Through 

 Doctor's Offices

Online Store

Amazon

Nail Salons 

 Online

In conclusion, don't be fooled by deceptive marketing.  PediMD does no false advertising and makes its sales on the strength of its products not on the false advertising often seen on the web.

 

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Anti-Fungal Toenail Treatment Topical Lacquers: Formula 3 vs. PediMD

  
  
  
  
  

Toenail Fungus Treatments: Formula 3 vs. PediMD

Toenail Fungus Treatment       Formula 3 toenail

 

 

 

The table below is a comprehensive review of two Anti-Fungal Treatment Lacquers. The most prominent Anti-fungal treatments dispensed through doctors offices today are PediMD and Formula 3. Both PediMD and Formula 3 are oil based lacquers that are designed to penetrate the nail and reach the source of the fungus at the matrix of the nail. Formula 3 consists on one lacquer that that is applied onto the nail twice a day. PediMD Nail Treatment System consists of a nail lacquer and a nail sealer which makes it safe to use as a base coat under nail polish.

 

Treatment Name 

PediMD 

Formula 3

 Over-the-counter, Prescription or Home Remedy

 Over-the-counter

Over-the-counter  

 

Published Effectiveness

 72% in Clinical Trial

 Not listed

Cost

 $30 - $50

 $40 - $60

 

Active Anti-Fungal Ingredient


 Clotrimazole 1%

 Tolnaftate 1%

 

Natural Ingredients

 Aloe Extract,

Avocado Oil,

Cucumber Extract,

Fennel,

Horsetail,

Ivy Extract,

Jojoba Oil,

Menthol,

Nigra Flower Extract,

Shea Butter,

Slippery Elm Extract,

Sunflower Oil,

Tea Tree Oil,

Vitamin E

 Jojoba Oil

 Side Effects

 None

 Glossy finish on nail after application 

 Nail Polish Safe

Safe as base-coat under nail polish

 Cannot use nail polish

 

Money Back Guarantee

 Full - No questions asked 

 Full - No questions asked  

 Website

 www.PediMD.com

http://blog.pedimd.com

 None

 Sold Through 

 Doctor's Offices

Online Store

Nail Salons 

 Doctor's Offices

 

The chart above illustrates that PediMD and Formula 3 are very similar treatments for toenail fungus. Both products contain FDA proven Anti-fungal medicine and combine it with natural oils and extracts. Both PediMD and Formula 3 offer a no-questions-asked unconditional return policy. PediMD is less expensive and has a unique lacquer - sealer delivery system which allows the product to be used under nail polish. Additionally, PediMD does not have any side effects and dries immediately while Formula 3 leaves a glossy finish over the nail. 

 

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Doctor's Recommenation for Toenail Fungus Treatment

  
  
  
  
  

Doctors Recommendation to treat toenail fungus with PediMD Anti fungal Nail Treatment

  1. Cherie Amor says:

    Toenail fungus big toe

    I need help. This is unattractive. I was thinking the laser treatment but I cannot afford it. Is there hope?

    • Cherie, this is a pretty bad case of Fungus. Only your big toe is infected so I would not recommend laser surgery. You can cure this fungus by applying the PediMD Nail Treatment System twice a day. Make sure to file down the nail with the included nail file to ensure that the treatment is penetrating the nail and clearing the fungus in the nail root.

      You should notice the debris around the nail clear within a week. After about a month you should start to see a new healthy nail growing out from the root. Continue to apply the Nail Treatment for three months or until a new nail has grown out.

    • If you do not see favorable results, PediMD offers continued treatment advice via our blog, diagnosis form, and contact us. Additionally, PediMD offers a full 90 day money back guarantee for both the Anti-fungal Nail Treatment and Anti-fungal Foot Cream. Nail Fungus treatment may take up to a month to produce results, especially when treating severe cases of toenail fungus.
    • Please follow up via our blog or contact page with any questions, comments or feedback.

      Thanks for the post,

      -Dr. Baravarian

Toenail Fungus Treatments: Including Sporanox and Lamisil Reviews

  
  
  
  
  

Fungaled toenails, or onychomycosis, can be unsightly and lead to ingrown toenails due to increased nail thickness, cracking and peelng skin. In general, doctors tend to stay away from prescribing  oral anti-fungal medicine, such as Sporanox and lamisil anti-fungal pills, due to their negative side-effects on the liver.

IOnychomycosis2t can take up to a year to notice a considerable difference with any treatment. For those of you willing to undertake the task of attacking toenail fungus, here are your weapons.

What kills fungus?

Air, vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, and dryness are a few of the weapons we can easily combine to kill fungus. Fungus lives in moist areas such as sweaty socks, shower stalls and shoe linings. Fungus thrives in an anaerobic (oxygen deprived) environment under the nail called the Nail Matrix. Treating the Nail Matrix will eliminate the source of the fungus and eventually allow a new healthy nail to grow out.

Tactics to Eliminate Toenail Fungus

AIR: 

Get as much air under the nails by cutting the nails as short as possible, gently cleaning the debri under the nails, using an emery board weekly to file the top of the nails, and avoiding toe nail polish as much as possible (quickly remove when not needed).

VINEGAR:

Soak your feet in white vinegar 30 minutes twice weekly using a 1 part warm water to 1 part white vinegar ratio. 

BLEACH: 

Disinfect your shower weekly with bleach (ie Lysol).

TEA TREE OIL:

Apply daily tea tree oil twenty minutes before you go to bed to each affected nail. It must dry well before getting under the sheets. 

DRYNESS:

Air out your shoes weekly that you use regularly by removing the shoe inserts, applying foot powder under and on top of any insert, and rubbing at the top of the toebox where you imagine the toenails rub.

PATIENCE:

One problem we have conquering toenail fungus is time. It takes over one year for the toenail to completely grow out twice. There is a general rule that it takes not one, but two of these growth spurts to push the unsightly debri of the killed fungus out from under the nail bed

If you decide to use oral anti-fungal pills, it is recommended to use pulsed Sporanox. It is the safest on the market. The treatment consists of taking Sporanox Pills for 7 days each month for 6 months. You still have to do the topical treatments as mentioned above. At present, the pulsed Sporonox does not need liver testing as part of the treatment, but your prescribing doctor may feel safer doing that. Golden Rule of Foot: Always err on the side of caution.

(Excerpt from Dr. Richard Blake's Article "Toenail Fungus: Key Points of Treatment")

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