Will Toenail Fungus Come Back?

Kill toenail fungus on your feet AND your shoes. – Dr. Mark E. Spier, DPM
Still struggling with embarrassing toenail fungus? Are you worried it will come back after treatment? If you have been contemplating treatment to eliminate your toenail fungus, you may be strongly concerned about reoccurrence following treatment.

Find the Source, and Eliminate the Fungus
Socks – Wherever you picked up toenail fungus, it has made a nice home not only under your nail bed, but probably in your socks as well. Washing, or even replacing your socks can help make sure your toenails are not exposed and re-infected by the fungus after treatment.

Shoes – Most of us have several pairs of shoes that we wear on a regular basis. Regular wear, however, means that our shoes may never have a chance to fully dry out. Warm, moist shoe beds are a breeding ground for bacteria.

What To Do
Whether you’re trying to reduce the chances of getting toenail fungus or athlete’s foot, or trying to prevent reoccurrence after treatment, keeping the environment around your feet fungus-free is a must. At our podiatry practice in Maryland, we recommend our patients try a solution like the Sterishoe Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer. 

About the Sterishoe Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer
The Sterishoe Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer kills up to 99.9% of the germs that cause foot infections and shoe odor. It uses germidical ultraviolet light (UVC) to kill the organisms  that can cause:

  • Toe nail fungus
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Offensive shoe odor

Sterishoe is:

  • Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Very easy, safe and convenient to use
  • Chemical and drug-free
  • A must for diabetics as part of a general foot care regimen

This product is shaped like a “shoe tree” and fits right inside any of your favorite shoes. The UVC light is powerful and safe, reducing the chance of reinfection after your nail is treated.

How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus
Many have tried topical creams, prescription medications, and more, to try and finally get rid of toenail fungus, with limited success. Oral drugs are also not effective in all patients and are not recommended for those with certain health conditions. As with any prescription medication there can be side effects, including headache, diarrhea, upset stomach, skin rash, and serious risks like liver damage and heart failure.

The PinPointe Footlaser provides a virtually painless, 30-minute treatment that targets the fungus underneath the nail. After treatment, a clear, healthy nail will begin to grow, replacing the old, ugly, damaged and affected nail in 4-6 months. The Pinpointe Footlaser treatment is over 70% effective with just one treatment. The most severe cases may require multiple treatments in order to effectively eliminate the toenail fungus.

The Pinpointe Footlaser is the first laser to be reviewed and cleared for use by the FDA for the treatment of toenail fungus.

Treatment for Toenail Fungus in Maryland
Dr. Mark Spier, a Maryland podiatrist with over 25 years of experience, is the first podiatrist in Maryland to offer the Pinpointe Footlaser for the treatment of toenail fungus.

Over 1,700 Marylanders Successfully treated
Dr. Spier has successfully treated over 1,800 Marylanders suffering from toenail fungus in the past 2 years alone, since receiving one of the first Pinpointe Footlasers in the country.



Contact Dr. Mark Spier
Dr. Spier has two Maryland offices in Columbia and Reisterstown, and sees patients from all over the state. For a consultation with Dr. Spier, visit his website at www.spierfoot.com, or call him at (410) 833-0040.


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