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Sporanox and Lamisil Anti-Fungal Pills are a short-term fix

  
  
  
  
  

Sporanox and Lamisil Fungal Nail Pills Are A Short Term Fix

Sporanox and Lamisil Fungal Pills are among the newest advancements in the treatment of nail fungus. Both Lamilisl Pills and Sporanox Pills have been on the market for years and have become a consideration when deciding to treat fungus. The only question is how long do they work for and are they worth the money and health risk's.

Lamisil and Sporonox Pills Lamisil and Sporanox Pills treat fungus by sitting in the nail root, also known as the matrix, and clearing the fungus in the matrix. The nail matrix is where nail matter is produced and as the fungus in the nail matrix is cleared the new nail grows out fungus free. Lamisil and Sporoanox Pills will only temporarily clear the matrix of the nail. The shortcoming for this treatment is after treatment, when the nails are once again suseptable to getting fungus. In other words as soon as the Lamisil or Sporanox medication leaves  your system and the nail matrix, the fungus returns.

Lamisil and Sporanox Fungal Pills: How They Work

  1. Begin Eating Pill
  2. Pills Enters System
  3. Pills Sits in Nail Matrix and Clears Matrix
  4. Nail Begins to Grow Out Clear
  5. Some of Medication is Cleared Through Liver
  6. Medication Leaves System
  7. Fungus May Return to Unprotected Nail and Matrix

Problems with Anti-Fungal Pills

  1. Very Expensive - Cost about $800, may be covered by insurance 
  2. Damage Liver - Perscription is often accompanied by frequent blood tests to ensure that the liver is safe. Doctors recommend that patients do not consume Alcohol or smoke when taking pills
  3. High Chance that Fungus will Return - After treatment the nail matrix is suseptable to contract fungus again

Two new advances in the treatment of nail fungus are nail laser therapy and advanced nail lacquers. Both of these treatments have had excellent outcomes and do not have the risks of liver irritation or damage associated with the fungal pills. The best option we have found is combining the nail laser and lacquer together.

Advantages of Nail Laser:

  • No pain: In office procedure
  • Clears Fungus: Treats both Nail and Matrix to
  • Quick Treatmet: Only One or Two Treatments
  • Does not harm body: liver stays intact

Advantages of Nail Lacquer:

  • No pain 
  • Fairly Inexpensive; Should not cost more than $30 for treatment  
  • Treats both Nail and Matrix 
  • No side effects  
  • Continued Nail protection:Apply lacquer once a week to prevent fungus from returning

The Doctors Recommendation

What I believe is the best treatment option is simple. Use either the pill, if your insurance will cover the costs and and you are okay with the risks of liver irritation. Or use the laser if you can afford it as insurance does not cover it. Whichever treatment option you prefer, make sure to combine a nail lacquer with the treatment and when the nail is clear, use an Anti-fungal nail lacquer that can offer long term protection to prevent the nail from getting re-infected.

Nail lacquer PediMDPediMD Antifungal Nail Treatment System has been designed for this specific purpose. It is an excellent treatment system for nail fungus and can also be combined with anti-fungal pills or fungus laser treatment. PediMD offers a second attack to the nail fungus. The best part is that the nail lacquer helps protect the nail while taking the pills or during laser treatment.

Related Article:

Ultimate Anti-Fungal Approach: Combining Laser and Lacquer

Nail Fungus: Reasons for getting it, Prevnetion and Treatment

  
  
  
  
  

What are the Reasons for getting Nail and Skin Fungus?


The main questions that come up over and over from patients is “how did I get nail fungus” or “why did I get nail fungus”?  The answer is multi-faceted and I will try to present a list of common reasons below.

Nail Fungus

 

Fungus is a type of mold that exists all over the world and on all surfaces around us. In the case of nail fungus, it can cause unsightly, thick, deformed, yellow nails.  Learn More About Nail Fungus

Reasons for getting nail fungus:

  • Family history of nail fungus
  • Sweat in shoes
  • Weak Immune System
  • Had Skin/Nail Fungus in the Past
  • Wear the same shoes everyday
  • Dont change socs everyday

These are a small number of the common reasons for nail fungus. There are many others that are far more complex. So the questions is what can you do to prevent and treat nail fungus?

Tips to Prevent Toenail Fungus:

Using these simple tips can help prevent common nail fungus from occurring.  I would suggest you consider using PEDIMD nail treatment system in order to prevent nail fungus or treat nail and skin fungus.  It is simple and clinically proven to work.

Preventing Toenail and Athlete's Foot Fungus from Returning After Treatment

  
  
  
  
  

So you have done whatever you did to rid yourself of that ugly nail fungus.  You took the pills, did the laser or treated the problem locally with a topical agent and now the fungus is gone.  That’s great but Fungus will return if you dont prevent against reinfection. People who have already had fungus once are much more susceptible to getting it again.  Prevent Fungus PediMD

Nail fungus grows in the root of the nail called the matrix.  All forms of treatment that work clear the matrix of the fungal infection. What is usually not discussed is the fact that if the matrix is left untreated, the fungal infection will return.  This is why I don’t personally like to have patients use the anti-fungal pills.  What I find is that this treatment may clear the nail, but does not protect from reinfection thereafter.

Athlete’s foot fungus infections are similar.  You treat the area with a local treatment and get rid of the fungus infection but if left untreated, the problem comes right back. At least 50% of people who have had Athlete's foot or Foot Fungus have reported that the condition has reoccured. 

In both cases, my suggestion is that you use an anti-fungal nail and skin treatment system to continue to protect the nail.  PediMD Anti-Fungal Nail Treatment System and PediMD Anti-Fungal Skin Moisturizing Cream are designed to treat fungus of the skin and nail and also to prevent it from returning.  It is simple to use.  For the skin, use the moisturizing cream daily to protect the feet, repair cracks and prevent athlete’s foot problems.  For the nails, just apply the anti-fungal lacquer once to twice a week  as a protective tool against the return of nail fungus.  Remember, you can put nail polish on top the lacquer no problem. 

Fungal Nail Treatments: How long does it really take?

  
  
  
  
  

Misleading Information on Anti-Fungal Products

It is funny to me as the developer of a nail fungus treatment system and practicing podiatrist to see the many fraudulent advertisements on the Internet.  I felt compelled to write and give readers some information on the time it takes to clear fungus in the nail.

Fungus grows in the nail root called the matrix. YoNail Fungus grows in the nail rootu have to treat the matrix and then wait for the new nail to grow out and push out the bad fungal nail that is currently present.

This is much like the hair follicle is the root for hair growth.  When you have damaged hair, you have to treat the follicle and wait for good healthy hair to grow out.  You cannot really treat the hair that has grown already.   

Nail growth on the hands takes about 6 months from base to tip.  Nail growth on the foot takes about one year from base to tip.  It is amazing to me when I go on the internet and read products that say they can clear fungus in ONE WEEK.  This is impossible

To clear fungus in an entire nail

  • You need to treat the matrix daily and wait for about 6 months to grow out about half a nail. 
  • With a good product, you will see new nail growth from the root in about 2 months
  •  Once the nail is clear, it is important to keep using a product to keep the fungus from returning. 

My personal choice is PediMD Antifungal Nail Treatment System.  It is easy to use, works well, is clinically tested and can be used to prevent fungus return after the nail is clear with once a week protection.

Nail matrix treatment

So remember: 

Fungus grows in the root (matrix) and this is what needs to be treated

  • File the nail to allow the medicine penetrate the nail
  • NO MEDICINE CAN CLEAR THE NAIL IN ONE WEEK
  • It can take up to one year to grow a toenail from root to tip
  • You will notice the nail clearing at the base of the nail in as soon a 1 month.

Use an antifungal protection medicine after the nails are clear to prevent re-infection.

Prevent Fungus from Returning: Toenail and Athlete's foot treatment

  
  
  
  
  

PediMD Product

Toenail Fungus and Athletes Foot affect over 40 million Americans every year.

Nail fungus grows in the root of the nail called the matrix.  All forms of treatment that work, clear the matrix of the fungal infection.  What is usually not discussed is the fact that if the matrix is left untreated, the fungal infection will return.  This is why I don’t personally like to have patients use the anti-fungal pills or try the Anti-Fungal Laser Treatment.  What I find is that these two treatments may clear the nail, but they do nothing to protect the nail.

Athlete’s foot fungus infections are similar.  You treat the area with a local treatment and get rid of the fungus infection but if left untreated, the problem comes right back. 

Most treatments are temporary. In order to stay fungus free continue to apply an anti-fungal treatment at least once a week.

PediMD Antifungal Nail Treatment System and Antifungal Skin Moisturizing System are designed to:

  1. Treat fungus of the skin and nail
  2. Prevent it from returning

It is simple to use.  For the skin, use the moisturizing cream daily to protect the feet. The cream rehabilitates cracking, peeling, itchy skin and prevents Athlete’s Foot problems. 

For the nails, just apply the antifungal lacquer once or twice a week as a protective tool against the return of nail fungus. New innovations allow you to put nail polish on over the lacquer!

In Summary:

  1. Once the fungus in the nail or the skin is gone, it will eventually return if treatment is stopped
  2.  A daily moisturizing antifungal foot cream will prevent athlete’s foot from returning and keep feet healthy
  3.  An antifungal nail lacquer will protect the nail from the return of a nail fungus infection
  4.  Keep your feet dry as fungus loves moisture
  5.  Wear moisture repellant socks such as coolmax brand products to keep feet dry
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