Because nail fungus is in your present in your environment, you can protect your investment in laser treatment by doing what you can to avoid reinfection. Laser treatment is performed every 6 weeks and here are some good tips for what to do at home to help make sure that you aren’t reinfecting your toes after a successful laser treatment.
It is recommended clean your shower, avoid walking barefoot in public places where there is water on the tiles such as swimming pools and showers at the gym. Most importantly, the fungus in your footwear must be addressed.
Below, we discuss some key tips what to do at home between laser treatments as well as a cost-effective option for sanitizing your shoes instead of throwing them out.
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Post Treatment Care
We recommend that you bring clean socks to wear after your laser treatment.
During your first laser treatment, we will disinfect your shoes with your SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer (if purchased) while your toes are being treated with the laser. During the course of your laser treatment, continue to disinfect your shoes after each use with SteriShoe.
After you shower, dry your feet and toes thoroughly. Keep nails trimmed.
Alternate your shoes daily: do not wear the same pair of shoes on consecutive days. This allows for the moisture in your shoes to dry out (your feet sweat an average of 16 oz per day!!).
Your laser treatment may be supplemented with the use of a topical medication. Applying either Lamisil® (terbinafine) cream daily to entire foot or the new JUBLIA® (efinaconazole) Topical Solution 10% daily. Use as directed.
For a non-prescription alternative, we recommend the use of wild oregano spray ($38). Wild oregano is an effective natural anti-fungual remedy.
Getting your feet to breath, allowing them to be in more open air. There is nothing better for your feet post laser treatment than a sunny day at the beach barefoot. The sand, sun air and saltwater all work to keep your feet fungus free.