Spring is just around the corner, which means that many patients will be coming in to have their foot fungus treated. Whether it be Fungal toenails or Athlete’s Foot, both conditions can be a source of embarrassment for patients and can often lead to complications if left untreated. Luckily, several treatments are available that can help get rid of the fungus and improve the appearance of the nails and skin. This blog post will discuss two popular treatments we provide to physicians to help treat their fungal patients.
What is Onychomycosis?
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails. It can cause the nails to become thick, brittle, and discolored. In extreme cases, onychomycosis can lead to infections in the skin and underlying tissues.
Fungal onychomycosis is most often caused by a group of fungi known as dermatophytes. These fungi can invade the nails and skin because they can break down keratin, a protein that makes up the nails, hair, and skin. Other fungi, such as yeasts and molds, can cause onychomycosis, but this is much less common.
Class IV Remy Laser therapy is a safe and effective way to treat onychomycosis! The treatment penetrates through your nail bed without pain, killing the fungus living underneath. This allows for new growth of healthy nails that will relieve patients of feeling discomfort or embarrassment.
What’s the best part of purchasing a Class IV Remy Laser for your practice?
The Remy is FDA-cleared to treat a wide range of patient conditions from pain/inflammation and onychomycosis to surgical treatment of plantar and mosaic warts (without anesthesia).
With interchangeable handpieces that can be switched with a simple finger-switch, shifting from therapy to fungus… or fungus to surgery… or back to therapy… is achieved smoothly and efficiently.
The Remy can be utilized to treat the following patient foot/ankle conditions:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Arthritis & Gout
- Bone Spurs
- Fungal Nail
- Inflammation & Pain Relief
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Surgical Care
- PTTD/Adult-Acquired Flatfoot
- Shin Splints
- Sprains & Tears
- Warts (Plantar & Mosaic)
- Wound Healing
Ready to learn more about the Class IV Remy Laser? Check out their past #TalarTuesday session below!
What is Tenia Pedis?
Tinea pedis, also known as Athlete’s foot, is a fungal infection that commonly affects the feet. The fungus thrives in warm, moist environments and can be spread through direct contact with an infected person or through contact with contaminated surfaces, such as towels or flooring. Symptoms of tinea pedis include itchiness, redness, and scaling of the skin. Find the latest treatment option for Athlete’s foot, SmoothAF, through our vendor partner, Medline. Unlike other competitors, SmoothAF contains zero alcohol. Alcohol (Ethanol) is the enemy of healthy skin. It is highly damaging to the skin – causing dryness, eroding the skin’s surface, deteriorating skin replenishment functions, and affecting how skin rejuvenates itself. Because SmoothAF contains no alcohol or parabens, just fresh-scented skin-loving emollients, it has proven to be safe and effective to use every day!
Many of our podiatric physicians use SmoothAF at the end of every treatment and encourage patients to use SmoothAF for Athlete’s foot treatment and prevention and incorporate it into their daily routines to keep skin healthy and moisturized. In case you missed it, check out their pas #TalarTuesday session below!
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