Dr. Gupta ackowledges laser holds promise for nail fungus

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

Head to Toe Healthcare, PLC has been using lasers to treat fungal toenails for the last few years.  Our progressive clinic was an early pioneer in offering this treatment to patients in Southern Arizona.  Tucson Podiatrist Dr. Alsn Shih was pleased do see Aditya K Gupta, MD, PhD, MBA in Medscape News [11/26/12] recently acknowledged that lasers show promise in the treatment of Onychomycosis (nail fungus).  In the article, it discusses how device-based treatments may be advantageous because the are conducted in the clniic and only require short-term compliance.  Dr. Shih cautions that may be partly true, as patients still need to lessen fungal treats to promote optimal results.  Dr. Gupta's group believes further randomized controlled trials and long-term follow-up are required, but believe this therapentic area will continue to expand in the future.

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