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The purpose of this page is to help clarify and point out some of the Myths & Facts about Toenail Fungus cure and treatments, available today.

Please note that, currently the most effective treatment for Toenail Fungus , is Pin Pointe Laser, which is one of Doctor Harounians many specialties, please visit our Cutting Edge Toenail Fungus Treatment page for more information.

General Myths about Toenail Fungus :

1- Toenail Fungus is a rare and uncommon disease.

Toenail Fungus is most common among adults and is one of the most common foot related problems.

People who frequently use public swimming pools, gyms, or shower rooms and people who perspire a great deal commonly have mold-like infections (one of the main reasons for Toenail Fungus infection). The fungi that cause the infection thrive in warm, moist areas.

The following increase the risk of a Toenail Fungus infection:

2- Toenail Fungus cannot be cured by medication.

Prescription antifungal medicines taken by mouth may help clear the fungus in about 50% of patients. However, such medicines can cause side effects or may interfere with other medications. Some of the oral medications used to treat fungal infections of the nail can harm the liver.

In some cases, the health care provider may remove the nail. Nails grow slowly. Even if treatment is successful, a new, clearer nail may take up to a year to grow in.

The new and most effective treatment for Toenail Fungus , with no known side effects as of today, is Pin Pointe Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus . For more information regarding Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment, visit our Cutting Edge Toenail Fungus Treatment page for more information.

3- Toenail Fungus infection is a sign of unhygienic person or life style.

Although the fungus can get under patient?s nail through cuts or scratches while walking with bare foot in mud or soil, this can not be considered as a fact or reason that the patient is not hygiene.

Good general health and hygiene help prevent Toenail Fungus infection.

4- Only solution to treat Toenail Fungus is to totally remove the nail.

Before introduction of Pin Pointe Laser Technology, in some rare cases it was the only way to effectively cure the disease.

But since the introduction of Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment Technology, this disease can be cured with about 88% success rate, in as less as 45-60 minutes for all 10 toenails, without requiring nail removal.

Visit our Cutting Edge Toenail Fungus Treatment page for more information on how this new technology can help you or someone you know who is suffering from Toenail Fungus infection.

5- Toenail Fungus can be cured in a short period of time.

With traditional drug based treatments, it generally takes few of months to fully treat the infection, which still it might not work for about 50% of patients, but with introduction of Pin Pointe Laser Technology, Toenail Fungus can be treated in less than an hour with about 88% success rate, in one session, this means in about 88% of cases, the whole infection is treated and there will be no need for additional treatments or laser therapy sessions.

Please visit our Cutting Edge Toenail Fungus Treatment page for more information about Toenail Fungus Laser can help getting ride of this infection once and for all.

6-Sugar reduction in patient?s diet can cure Toenail Fungus .

Well this one is not entirely a myth; this can be true for people with diabetes, because high blood glucose can feed the germs and make the infection worse. This is true about athlete foot, since the infection agent here is also a fungus. This infection ( athlete foot ) can spread to toenails and make them thick and yellow ( Toenail Fungus ).

So if the patient does not have diabetes, simply taking sugar or removing it from his or her diet, has a little or no effect in worsening or curing the Toenail Fungus infection.