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New Alternative to Formula 3 Antifungal Treatment Available Online

  
  
  
  
  

PediMD is a new, effective alternative to Formula 3 and is available for purchase online!

Formula 3 antifungal nail treatmentFormula 3 Antifungal Treatment is widely dispensed through doctors offices in the United States, with placement in over 6,000 doctors offices nationwide. 

Formula 3 was the second antifugnal lacquer introduced into doctors offices after the unsuccessful launch of Penlac. Penlac only had an 8% success rate for fully treating toenail fungus. Formula 3, which is also an oil based lacquer, has had much better success at treating toenail fungus, but is not offered for sale online. The makers of Formula 3 antifungal treatment issue a warning not to purchase their products online.

In the last couple years there have been many advancements in the treatment of toenail fungus. With the introduction of the Anitfungal Laser, patients have a non-invasive, fairly expensive means of getting rid of toenail fungus. 

There have also been advancements in the development and engineering of antifungal lacquers. These new innovations are paving the way for new products to overcome the monopolies that products such as Zetaclear, Zero Fungus, and Formula 3 currently have on doctors offices and online sales. 

Antifungal Nail Treatment PediMD is new a Doctor-Formulated, 2-Step antifungal treatment system that has been engineered as a safe base coat under nail polish. PediMD Antifungal Nail Treatment System is much like Formula 3 in that it combines FDA approved medicine with natural oils and extracts. This allows the treatment to penetrate the nail and reach the source of the fungus in the nail matrix. 

The PediMD approach to treating toenail fungus has proven very effective with 72% success rate. PediMD is available for purchase throughout doctors offices in Los Angeles, various nail salons, and online through PediMD Antifungal Treatment Store.

 

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ZetaClear vs PediMD: Over the Counter Toenail Fungus Treatment Review

  
  
  
  
  

ZetaClear vs. PediMD

toenail fungus scamOTC toenail fungus treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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PediMD Anti-fungal Foot Cream Now Available on Amazon.com

  
  
  
  
  

PediMD Anti-fungal Foot Cream is now available for purchase through PediMD on Amazon

Foot CreamProduct Features

  • Doctor recommended foot cream that provides healing, soothing relief from fungus
  • FDA-Approved Anti-fungal
  • Natural Plant Oils and Extracts
  • Treats dry, cracked, itchy, peeling skin on toes and feet
  • Also used to prevent Athlete's foot and eliminate foot odor      

Product Description

PediMD Anti-fungal foot cream was developed by leading podiatrist to Hollywood and the stars, Dr. Bob Baravarian. It combines powerful fungus-fighting and FDA-approved medicine, Clotrimazole 1%, with natural healing plant oils and extracts such as Shea Butter, Aloe, Avocado, Slippery Elm, Ivy, Nigra Flower, Dandelion and Fennel. Its non-greasy application absorbs quickly and leaves your feet feeling soft, healthy and silky smooth.

Important Information

Safety Information

For external use only. In case of eye contact, wash immediately with water. If rash or irritation occurs, discontinue use and seek help of a physician. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Indications

Clears most Athletes foot and Foot Fungus. Symptoms include: Itchy peeling skin between toes, cracked scaling heels, smelly feet, burning sensation on toes and feet

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Clotrimazole 1%

Natural Ingredients: Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Slippery Elm Extract, Ivy Extract, Aloe, Nigra Flower (Elder) Extract, Dandoline Extract, Fennel

Directions

Rub cream into skin, under toes, into cuticles and around the edges of the nail. Allow to absorb before dressing.

 

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PediMD Anti-fungal Nail Treatment System Now Available on Amazon.com

  
  
  
  
  

PediMD Anti-fungal Nail Treatment System is now available for purchase through PediMD on Amazon

Nail fungus treatment

Product Features

  • Doctor Recommended with supirior results: 72% of patients saw improvement in clinical trials
  • FDA-Approved Anti-fungal
  • Natural Plant Oils and Extracts
  • Unique Lacquer and Sealer delivey system keeps the treatment in place
  • 90-Day full money back guaranttee offered by PediMD

Product Description

PediMD Anti-Fungal Nail Treatment System was engineered by leading podiatrist to Hollywood and the strars, Dr. Bob Baravarian. The treatment combines powerful fungus-fighting and FDA-approved medicine, Clotrimazole 1%, with the natural healing oils of plants such as Tea Tree, Sunflower and Jojoba Oils to deliver the best in traditional and holistic medicine. It comes with a step one nail treatment lacquer bottle, step 2 sealer bottle and nail file. Our unique lacquer application ensures that active ingredients directly reach the source of fungus and stay in place.

Important Infomation

Safety Information

For external use only. In case of eye contact, wash immediately with water. If rash or irritation occurs, discontinue use and seek help of a physician. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Indications

Clears most Athletes foot and Foot Fungus. Symptoms include: Itchy peeling skin between toes, cracked scaling heels, smelly feet, burning sensation on toes and feet

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Clotrimazole 1%

Natural Ingredients: Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Slippery Elm Extract, Ivy Extract, Aloe, Nigra Flower (Elder) Extract, Dandoline Extract, Fennel

Directions

Topical Lacquer Application Directions:

Step 1 - Cleanse Clean the affected area with soap and warm water and dry thoroughly

Step 2- File Nail File top of entire nail to remove any product build-up and allow for penetration of treatment

Step 3- Treatment Lacquer Apply Nail Treatment lacquer and allow to dry

Step 4 - Sealer Lacquer Apply Nail Sealer and allow to dry thoroughly before putting on socks and shoes

*Follow this treatment plan twice daily (morning and night).

* With continued use, new nail growth will push the old, discolored area out to the tip, allowing it to be clipped away.

*You may notice results in as little as 2-6 weeks; however, it may take up to one year for full new nail growth.

* After desired results are achieved, we recommend continued application once weekly to prevent fungal reinfection.

* Nail polish can be applied over product if desired.

* For best results, continue with PediMD Anti-Fungal Foot Cream to treat related skin fungus

 

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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")

Doctor Recommended: The PediMD Solution

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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

Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil and Menthol fight Toe Nail and Foot Fungus

  
  
  
  
  

Fight Fungus by using Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil and Menthol 

Herbal products have been effective in treating toenail and foot fungus for centuries.  Below is a list of prominent herbal ingredients that are used in PediMD products that are known for their anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and healing properties .

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil Plant

Tea Tree Oil has beneficial medical properties when applied topically; including anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.  It is an effective treatment for multiple fungal diseases including ringworm, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus and thrush.

Tea Tree Oil is an ingredient in PediMD Step 1 Nail Lacquer.  We have combined the tea tree oil molecule with jojoba oil, which has a smaller particle size in order to allow the tea tree to penetrate the nail and treat the nail root where fungus thrives.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil serves as an excellent moisturizing agent with exceptional lubricity.  The oil leaves a rich velvety non-oily feel on the skin while retaining water to enhance the flexibility and suppleness of the skin and promote the growth of new skin cells.

Jojoba  Oil is used in our nail treatment system primarily to rejuvenate infected nail and skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthy cells. This oil speeds the growth of an infected nail while it heals, soothes and moisturizes the surrounding skin leaving, it soft and smooth.

Menthol - Vics Vapo Rub

Menthol has anti-bacterial and anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. Menthol is a strong alcohol which not only cleans the nail, but also treats the fungus as well.

Many doctors prescribe menthol cream as a cure for nail fungus.  However, menthol cannot penetrate the nail and reach the source of the fungus. PediMD Nail Treatment System is designed to unroof the top layer of the nail through the use of Urea and allow the Menthol to penetrate through the nail and into the root where fungus grows and multiplies.

PediMD Anti-Fungal Nail Treatment and PediMD Anti-Fungal Moisturizing Foot Cream incorporate Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil and Menthol as well as multiple other Oils and Extracts that Fight Fungus

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Foot Fungus and Athletes Foot: Causes, Symptoms & Effective Treatment

  
  
  
  
  

Foot Fungus and Athlete's Foot - Effective Treatments

Foot fungus is one of the most common foot and ankle problems.  It occurs due to multiple reasons and can be embarrassing and often painful.

Foot Fungus Athletes Foot

Causes of Foot Fungus:

  • Excess sweating    
  • Poor hygiene            
  • Fungus nail      
  • Family History

 

Video: How to Prevent Fungus and Maintian Healthy Feet

Symptoms of Foot Fungus:  

  • Peeling skin
  • Itching skin
  • Small red blisters
  • Red skin
  • Cracking skin

Learn How to Control Fungus

The problem with most fungus skin medications is that they work only when applied. As soon as the medication is stopped, the fungus returns to the skin.  Furthermore, most of the medications dry the skin and can cause crackina, peeling and pain.  Finally, they are very strong and can only be used for short periods of time.

Cure for Foot Fungus: The PediMD Advantage

PediMD Antifungal Skin Moisturizer is a new approach for treating skin fungus while rehabilitateing the skin as well.  It is a daily use moisturizing cream that contains strong anti-fungal medication along with holistic oils and extracts to treat foot fungus.  What makes it better than anything on the market is that it can be used daily to prevent fungus from returning and also to keep the skin soft and supple without any drying, cracking, peeling. 

For best results, combine PediMD anti-fungal moisturizing cream with our Anti-Fungal Toenail Treatment System.  Use daily as a treatment system and then weekly as a protection against nail fungus and foot fungus return.

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