Tired of fighting toenail fungus problems? If you live near Woodstock, IL, or Algonquin, IL, Northwest of Chicago, you are in great luck, because Dr. Kevin Gavin of the Foot and Ankle Institute is now offering a truly revolutionary onychomycosis treatment that can get rid of your toenail fungus once and for all.
Toenail fungus (which is also known as Onychomycosis) is a fungal infection of the toe nails, characterized by discoloration, yellow streaks, or white patches, and often thickening of the toenail itself. Longstanding infections will also turn the flesh beneath the nail a dark color. The nails themselves noticeably thicken and become brittle, the edges often crumbling and flaking away. In some extreme cases, the toenail fungus can cause the nail to separate completely from the nail bed and fall off the toe.
Also, because toenail fungus is often caused by the same organisms that cause athlete's foot, having the infection in the nails puts the patient at constant risk for skin infections like athlete's foot. Because fungus produces spores, which are like fungal seeds in a protective protien coating, the fungus can easily spread to other toes, the other foot, and can spread to other people who come into contact with the person or with surfaces exposed to the infected person such as tile floors and bathtubs or shower stalls. Spread can also occur through the laundry. Cases of toenail fungus can often last years, even decades, until they are properly addressed by a podiatrist. If you are reading this, you have no doubt reached the stage where you would like to get rid of the fungal condition entirely (and as soon as possible). The question then becomes: What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus?
The usual course of treatment in addressing toenail fungus involves either oral medications or topical ointments, creams, or polishes — or in especially serious cases, the removal of the nails and direct treatment of the nail bed beneath.
All of these traditional approaches have their limitations however, and they all have their drawbacks. Our experience is that patients would prefer to avoid going on oral medications if possible. The leading oral antifungals are known to cause a significant increase in the patients' liver function enzymes and require blood tests of the liver's general health before taking them. In some cases, liver damage can occur through a process called drug induced hepatitis. This condition is rare and Dr Gavin does screen all patients considering the oral antifungal route to minimize the risk, but it cannot be eliminated. The topical solutions, oils, ointments,creams and polishes have variable success but are, for the most part ineffective. Dr Gavin has achieved about 65-70% success with one form of topical treatment, but it requires twice daily applications for a minimum or one year as well as monthly grinding down of the fungal nails which is frequently not covered by health insurance. And of course whenever possible we want to avoid having to remove the toe nails.
You will also find various laser treatments being offered for addressing toenail fungus problems. The problem is, far too often, the lasers being used are either of the wrong wavelength or the wrong beam profile. The most common lasers being used for toenail fungus treatments involve a "quasi-continuous" beam, which simply cannot adequately accomplish what is too often advertised or claimed. Even the lasers on the market that have the correct wavelength and the correct beam, too often have messy, ineffective beam profiles, and as a result simply cannot pack the kind of serious punch needed to kill Onychomycosis with any kind of regularity.
Because the traditional approaches to treating toenail fungus are so disagreeable (or so limited in their effectiveness), the office of Dr. Kevin Gavin, of the Foot and Ankle Institute, located in Woodstock and Algonquin, IL, is excited to now offer a vastly more effective treatment for your toenail fungus problems.
This revolutionary approach to treating toenail fungus stands out in many ways:
If you really want to get rid of your toenail fungus problem, you need to call the Foot and Ankle Institute today for a consultation.
Call us right now at our Algonquin office at 847-458-1800, or at our Woodstock office at 815-338-6800, and let us help you take care of your toenail fungus problem once and for all.
“There is nothing else quite like this anywhere on the market today. You can find imitators, with substandard results, but nothing like this. A couple quick treatments, and a problem that lingered for years...totally gone.” — Dr. Kevin Gavin (Podiatric Surgeon)
You will want to have Dr. Gavin assess the full extent of your toenail fungus condition, but it is reasonable to assume that this procedure will be perfect for you if...
The toenail fungus treatment offered at The Foot and Ankle Institute, in Woodstock and Algonquin, IL, is not only vastly more effective than competing approaches, it is also safer and faster. You have no risk of side effects, and we can take care of your problem in only one or two short visits. Once the fungus has been wiped out, your healthy nails will grow in over the course of six to twelve months, depending on how quickly your nails grow. (And we even provide you with the resources for ensuring that the healthy nails grow back as quickly as possible.)
Don't let your toenail fungus get any worse. And don't suffer another day with this uncomfortable problem. Call The Foot and Ankle Institute today and set up a quick consultation.
It's easy. It's fast. And you can finally be done with your toenail fungus problem and be enjoying healthy nails again!
Call us today, at either our Algonquin office at 847-458-1800, or at our Woodstock office at 815-338-6800.