Valley Foot Care, Inc.

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Fungal Nails

One of the most common causes of thickened, discolored nails is a fungus invading the nail and nail root.  As the fungus resides in the nail, it causes an increase in the growth of the nail, ultimately leading to an often very thick nail.  Sometimes the nail can grow so fast that the nail will form cavities under the thickened portion that may result in the formation of an abscess, or walled-off pocket of infection, underneath the nail.

There are a number of ways to treat nail fungus. One commonly used oral medication has touted success rates of only 70% and carries potential side effects to the liver.  The newest treatment option against fungus, which uses Jajoba oil as a vehicle to drive the anti-fungal medicine to the nail plate and nail root, is currently available.

Early clinical results of this new liquid have shown good nail clearing with clean healthy nails in place of thick yellow fungal nails.  Besides the ease of application and low cost, one does not need to worry about the potential of interaction with other medications or liver side-effects.  Lastly, the manufacturer guarantees full refund if the product does not work inside of one year.

This newest and latest product is offered at our office and can be purchased at our office upon appropriate examination by your doctor.

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