Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Toenail Fungus Meets Its Match

It's beach season. Are you wearing socks in the sand because you are embarrassed by your toes?

If so, you are not alone. An estimated 35 to 40 million people have toenail fungus, which occurs from exposure to a moist and warm environment, such as sweaty gym sneakers. The result can be discolored, thickened or brittle nails that can make your loved one shriek in horror.

But now a new treatment is available - the pinpoint laser, which zaps the tissue in the nail bed and kills the fungus. Mark Spier, D.P.M., of Northwest Hospital told WJZ that improvement can occur within months. To see the story, click here.

To learn more about Dr. Spier, click here or call 410-601-WELL (9355).

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