Houston's leading toenail fungus treatment clinic Clear Toes Clinic stands behind Q-Switched laser technology as being the most effective treatment for onychomycosis, especially as a quick and painless alternative to the more popular home remedies. Founded by two of the leading cosmetic laser experts in the United States, Clear Toes Clinic provides a resource of information regarding the benefits of laser treatment on its website, as well as a clinical review of the “too good to be true” home remedy solutions to help those with toenail fungus in Houston.
Listed below are common home remedies used to treat toenail fungus, along with Clear Toes Clinic’s explanation as to why they are not the preferred method.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil produced from the leaves of Melaleuca. While this home remedy has been shown to have antiseptic and antifungal qualities, treating onychomycosis with tea tree oil is only 18% effective, according to the National Institute of Health.
Oregano Oil or Olive Oil
These oils have similar properties to tea tree oil, and have the added benefit of softening the nail and cuticle. Soft nails resist cracking better, which helps to keep fungus, bacteria and other particles from entering the nail. While these home remedies can provide some results to a limited degree, a person would have to apply the oil twice a day for six months. In addition, this method offers no guarantees that the problem won’t re-occur.
Listerine is a commonly recommended remedy for nail fungus. The antibacterial qualities in this product and others like it can kill bacteria and fungus on the skin, but the active ingredients are too large to pass through the nail and penetrate into the nail bed where the fungus lives in toenails.
Vinegar is a popular home remedy to combat toenail fungus. Vinegar is an acidic liquid which can inhibit the growth of fungus by changing the pH balance of the affected area. This requires the patient to soak their feet for 5 minutes twice a day for 12 months to see any hopes of a result. However, there are no scientific studies showing that this is safe or effective.
"Laser treatment for your toenail fungus has been proven to be safe and over 90% effective," says Clear Toes Clinic owner Adam Lambert.
Although toenail fungus is often an irritating and embarrassing ailment, it is also extremely common. Clear Toes Clinic (www.cleartoesclinic.com) has extensive experience with treating this problem, and more importantly, gets positive results. Laser treatment has been proven to be safe and over 90% effective in getting rid of toenail fungus. For people looking for professional toenail fungus laser removal in Houston, Clear Toes Clinic can help.
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