Quality Foot Care http://www.qualityfootcare.com "Foot & Ankle Care With a Personal Touch" Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:05:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Smiling Faces You Will See At Our Podiatry Office! http://www.qualityfootcare.com/our-podiatry-staff/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/our-podiatry-staff/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:01:00 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3735 The post Smiling Faces You Will See At Our Podiatry Office! appeared first on Quality Foot Care.

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The physicians and staff at Quality Foot Care strive to make every appointment a pleasant experience!

Let’s meet some of the smiling faces you will see at your next visit…

JACKIE- Receptionist/Assistant: Jackie has been at Quality Foot Care for the last 7 years! She is one of the friendly voices you hear when calling the office to make an appointment. She has 3 children. In her free time, she enjoys working with people, biking and gardening.

BRENDA #1- Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant: Brenda #1 has been at Quality Foot Care for 2.5 years. She is married for 18 years to her husband Ryan and has one daughter Mackenzie. She loves animals and has 3 dogs, 6 chickens and 1 rat. While she is not at Quality Foot Care, she enjoys rehabbing baby and injured wildlife. She likes classic cars, crocheting and roller skating.

BRENDA #2- Receptionist: Brenda has been at Quality Foot Care for 6 months now. She is another friendly voice you may hear when calling our office. She has two grown daughters, Tracey and Katie. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Nick.

CHERYL- Assistant: Cheryl is the newest member of our Quality Foot Care family. She has been married for 12 years and has 1 daughter. While she is not at work, she enjoys the outdoors, exercising, travelling, her dog as well as decorating and gardening.

Jill- Medical Biller: Jill is the leader of our billing department. She is the one that you may speak with for billing questions or concerns. Jill has one daughter. In her spare time, she likes going to flea markets, spending time with family and doing karaoke.

If you or anyone you know have foot and ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care of Doylestown at 215-230-9707 for an appointment today!

 

 

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Feet Itch and Sweat? http://www.qualityfootcare.com/athletesfoot/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/athletesfoot/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:07:31 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3722 Above pictured is Dr. Kaplan and his labradoodle Barley! Athletes foot is a fungal infection that occurs on the skin of the feet. It is important to realize that this does not only occur in athletes, but can occur in anyone. Fungus is everywhere in the environment and is transmitted to the feet by walking barefoot- commonly seen in gym locker rooms, swimming pools and bath-houses. Fungus likes to live in dark and moist places and now that winter is upon us and we are not wearing sandals, our feet tend to stay in dark, moist conditions in our closed toe shoes. Symptoms: Itching of skin Flaky/ scaling of skin Blistering Cracked Skin Raw Skin Pain Steps to avoid Athletes Foot: Keep shoes and socks dry Change shoes regularly Avoid moisturizing between toes Wear flip flops in public showers Dry in between toes daily Many times people mistake athletes foot for dry skin but unfortunately just applying a moisturizer or exfollient will not clear it up. Many times, you need prescription medications to resolve the infection. If you think that you are developing athletes foot or any other foot/ ankle conditions, contact Quality Foot Care today for evaluation by one of our board certified podiatrists!

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Above pictured is Dr. Kaplan and his labradoodle Barley!

Athletes foot is a fungal infection that occurs on the skin of the feet. It is important to realize that this does not only occur in athletes, but can occur in anyone. Fungus is everywhere in the environment and is transmitted to the feet by walking barefoot- commonly seen in gym locker rooms, swimming pools and bath-houses. Fungus likes to live in dark and moist places and now that winter is upon us and we are not wearing sandals, our feet tend to stay in dark, moist conditions in our closed toe shoes.

Symptoms:

Itching of skin

Flaky/ scaling of skin

Blistering

Cracked Skin

Raw Skin

Pain

Steps to avoid Athletes Foot:

Keep shoes and socks dry

Change shoes regularly

Avoid moisturizing between toes

Wear flip flops in public showers

Dry in between toes daily

Many times people mistake athletes foot for dry skin but unfortunately just applying a moisturizer or exfollient will not clear it up. Many times, you need prescription medications to resolve the infection. If you think that you are developing athletes foot or any other foot/ ankle conditions, contact Quality Foot Care today for evaluation by one of our board certified podiatrists!

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Put Away those Sandals! http://www.qualityfootcare.com/put-away-those-sandals/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/put-away-those-sandals/#respond Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:39:17 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3715 Now that October has arrived, most of us are packing up our sandals and summer shoes and putting them away and bringing out the closed toe shoes and sneakers in anticipation of colder weather. (Although this week it is going to feel more like summer) Closed toe shoes don’t allow for the foot to breathe and they form a moist, dark environment  where fungus loves to grow. We commonly see athletes foot infection spike in winter months. Most people with athletes foot infections complain of scaling skin that sometimes becomes red and inflamed and itches like crazy. You should avoid scratching as this can lead to skin openings leading to bacterial infections which can be far worse than the original athletes foot infection. Treatment: For Acute Cases:      Antifungal Cream- Clarus Topical antifungal Cream is a great option to                      start the clearing process.      Exfoliating Cream- This allows some of the scales to break down               especially if you have very dry feet which allows better                     penetration of antigungal cream. It is also important to not only treat the foot but also to treat the shoes/boots as this is where fungus likes to live. Clarus anti-microbial spray is always a good option to spray in the shoes. This will also help with odor control in the shoes. This product is both antibacterial and antifungal. If you or anyone you know is experiencing athletes foot infection or any other foot/ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 for an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists in Doylestown, PA.

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Now that October has arrived, most of us are packing up our sandals and summer shoes and putting them away and bringing out the closed toe shoes and sneakers in anticipation of colder weather. (Although this week it is going to feel more like summer) Closed toe shoes don’t allow for the foot to breathe and they form a moist, dark environment  where fungus loves to grow.
We commonly see athletes foot infection spike in winter months. Most people with athletes foot infections complain of scaling skin that sometimes becomes red and inflamed and itches like crazy. You should avoid scratching as this can lead to skin openings leading to bacterial infections which can be far worse than the original athletes foot infection.
Treatment:
For Acute Cases:
     Antifungal Cream- Clarus Topical antifungal Cream is a great option to
                     start the clearing process.
     Exfoliating Cream- This allows some of the scales to break down
              especially if you have very dry feet which allows better
                    penetration of antigungal cream.
It is also important to not only treat the foot but also to treat the shoes/boots as this is where fungus likes to live. Clarus anti-microbial spray is always a good option to spray in the shoes. This will also help with odor control in the shoes. This product is both antibacterial and antifungal.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing athletes foot infection or any other foot/ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 for an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists in Doylestown, PA.

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Unsteady On Your Feet? http://www.qualityfootcare.com/unsteady-on-your-feet/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/unsteady-on-your-feet/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:44:29 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3703 As most of you probably are not aware of, September is Fall Risk Awareness month. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall which is a staggering number. Falls are also one of the leading causes of death among older individuals.  As you know, falls are very costly both in terms of lifestyle changes and monetarily for insurance companies. In 2012, the total cost of fall injuries exceeded $36 billion dollars and may reach nearly $60 billion dollars by 2020. What is important to realize for both you and your loved ones is that many falls can be prevented. Many times falls occur secondary to a poor base of support and poor stability. Physical therapy for both improving balance and lower extremity support can help prevent falls. As podiatrists, we play a crucial role in preventing falls. We can conduct a fall risk assessment and determine your risk stratification for falling. Depending on the results, we can recommend physical therapy as well as different braces to help increase stability on your feet and try to prevent falls. If you or any of your friends, family, or parents have fallen or have issues with balance, we can help. Contact your local board certified Doylestown, PA podiatrists for a consultation today!

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As most of you probably are not aware of, September is Fall Risk Awareness month. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall which is a staggering number. Falls are also one of the leading causes of death among older individuals.  As you know, falls are very costly both in terms of lifestyle changes and monetarily for insurance companies. In 2012, the total cost of fall injuries exceeded $36 billion dollars and may reach nearly $60 billion dollars by 2020. What is important to realize for both you and your loved ones is that many falls can be prevented. Many times falls occur secondary to a poor base of support and poor stability. Physical therapy for both improving balance and lower extremity support can help prevent falls. As podiatrists, we play a crucial role in preventing falls. We can conduct a fall risk assessment and determine your risk stratification for falling. Depending on the results, we can recommend physical therapy as well as different braces to help increase stability on your feet and try to prevent falls.

If you or any of your friends, family, or parents have fallen or have issues with balance, we can help. Contact your local board certified Doylestown, PA podiatrists for a consultation today!

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Pokemon Injuries! http://www.qualityfootcare.com/pokemon-injuries/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/pokemon-injuries/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:23:09 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3681 I am sure you have all heard of this new Pokemon craze spreading around the United States or have seen a bunch of teens running around a local park with there cell phones out. Yes, I have to agree this is a great way to get children out of the house and away from there sedentary video games but it is also causing its fare share of injuries. Although I do not know much about the game, I have had a small number of teenagers come to the office with their parents complaining of foot pain and injuries from running around a field looking for Pokemon. Most of the time, they say that they were wearing no shoes or flip flops when they were running and twisted there foot/feet. What’s important to realize is that you should make sure your children are wearing supportive sneakers when running around outside whether playing Pokemon or sports activities. I would also recommend against playing in the dark as there can be divots in the grass etc that can lead to injury. In addition to that, if your children experience any foot injury or pain, they should make an appointment with a podiatrist right away. As children’s bones and soft tissues are still growing, early treatment of any injury can possibly prevent complications down the line. If you or your children have any foot or ankle pain, call Quality Foot Care today to make an appointment with your local board certified podiatrists!

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I am sure you have all heard of this new Pokemon craze spreading around the United States or have seen a bunch of teens running around a local park with there cell phones out. Yes, I have to agree this is a great way to get children out of the house and away from there sedentary video games but it is also causing its fare share of injuries. Although I do not know much about the game, I have had a small number of teenagers come to the office with their parents complaining of foot pain and injuries from running around a field looking for Pokemon. Most of the time, they say that they were wearing no shoes or flip flops when they were running and twisted there foot/feet. What’s important to realize is that you should make sure your children are wearing supportive sneakers when running around outside whether playing Pokemon or sports activities. I would also recommend against playing in the dark as there can be divots in the grass etc that can lead to injury. In addition to that, if your children experience any foot injury or pain, they should make an appointment with a podiatrist right away. As children’s bones and soft tissues are still growing, early treatment of any injury can possibly prevent complications down the line.

If you or your children have any foot or ankle pain, call Quality Foot Care today to make an appointment with your local board certified podiatrists!

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Do I need Heel Spurs Removed??? http://www.qualityfootcare.com/heelspur/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/heelspur/#respond Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:12:08 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3677 It is common in practice that I have a patient come to the office with x-rays from their primary care doctor showing heel spurs. Patients always are very anxious about this and think that they need surgery to remove them. It should be known that the majority of the time, heel spurs are not the culprit for heel pain. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a ligament on the bottom of the foot. With constant pulling of the ligament on the heel bone, a heel spur develops which is just a calcification of bone. Most of the time, plantar fasciitis is treated non surgically with stretching, icing, steroid injection and anti-inflammatories. Once the pain is completely resolved, it is important to address the biomechanics of the foot with custom orthotics to try and decrease the chance for recurrence. In cases when these non surgical options do not work, surgery is an option through a very small incision on the side of the foot. It is always important to see your local podiatrist at the first sign of heel pain. The sooner treatment begins, the better the outcome. If you or any family members or friends have heel pain or any other foot and ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 for an appointment with your local board certified podiatrists.

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Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spur Syndrome
It is common in practice that I have a patient come to the office with x-rays from their primary care doctor showing heel spurs. Patients always are very anxious about this and think that they need surgery to remove them. It should be known that the majority of the time, heel spurs are not the culprit for heel pain. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a ligament on the bottom of the foot. With constant pulling of the ligament on the heel bone, a heel spur develops which is just a calcification of bone. Most of the time, plantar fasciitis is treated non surgically with stretching, icing, steroid injection and anti-inflammatories. Once the pain is completely resolved, it is important to address the biomechanics of the foot with custom orthotics to try and decrease the chance for recurrence. In cases when these non surgical options do not work, surgery is an option through a very small incision on the side of the foot. It is always important to see your local podiatrist at the first sign of heel pain. The sooner treatment begins, the better the outcome.
If you or any family members or friends have heel pain or any other foot and ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 for an appointment with your local board certified podiatrists.

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Don’t Be Embarrassed Wearing Flip Flops this Summer! http://www.qualityfootcare.com/dont-be-embarrassed-wearing-flip-flops/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/dont-be-embarrassed-wearing-flip-flops/#respond Sat, 26 Mar 2016 20:05:29 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3666 A day usually does not go by in the office when I do not see a patient who comes to me saying that there toenails are ugly. With spring here, and summer right around the corner, everyone is preparing for flip-flop season. What better way to prepare than by seeing your podiatrist to get your toenails into shape. Ugly toenails (thickened, discolored, crumbly nails) can be caused by many different things. Most commonly, this type of presentation is caused by a nail fungus. Nail fungus is contagious and is generally seen after walking barefoot on a pool deck, locker room, hotel room floor, etc. Treatment is important to not only prevent spreading on your feet but also to prevent yourself from sharing with your whole family. Treatment options include topical paint on medications (anti-fungal’s) or oral medicines. Some people swear by using Listerine or Vick’s Vapor Rub for treatment but I have not seen any good results with this. If you go into the foot care aisle at your local food store or pharmacy, you will be inundated by a ton of anti-fungal products for toenails. There are far too many products for me to discuss individual ones here. My advice would be to see a podiatrist before using any of these products. Most of these products need to be used for 12 months to see full results and you would not want to waste your time and money using these products unless a podiatrist thinks they will work. There are also oral medicines that can be taken which work better than topical medications in most cases but there are drug interactions with these medications as well as more side effects. If your toenails are preventing you from wearing sandals or you are embarrassed by the way your toenails look, don’t wait, call Quality Foot Care of Doylestown at 215-230-9707 to make an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists today!

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A day usually does not go by in the office when I do not see a patient who comes to me saying that there toenails are ugly. With spring here, and summer right around the corner, everyone is preparing for flip-flop season. What better way to prepare than by seeing your podiatrist to get your toenails into shape. Ugly toenails (thickened, discolored, crumbly nails) can be caused by many different things. Most commonly, this type of presentation is caused by a nail fungus. Nail fungus is contagious and is generally seen after walking barefoot on a pool deck, locker room, hotel room floor, etc. Treatment is important to not only prevent spreading on your feet but also to prevent yourself from sharing with your whole family.

Treatment options include topical paint on medications (anti-fungal’s) or oral medicines. Some people swear by using Listerine or Vick’s Vapor Rub for treatment but I have not seen any good results with this. If you go into the foot care aisle at your local food store or pharmacy, you will be inundated by a ton of anti-fungal products for toenails. There are far too many products for me to discuss individual ones here. My advice would be to see a podiatrist before using any of these products. Most of these products need to be used for 12 months to see full results and you would not want to waste your time and money using these products unless a podiatrist thinks they will work. There are also oral medicines that can be taken which work better than topical medications in most cases but there are drug interactions with these medications as well as more side effects.

If your toenails are preventing you from wearing sandals or you are embarrassed by the way your toenails look, don’t wait, call Quality Foot Care of Doylestown at 215-230-9707 to make an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists today!

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A Podiatrist Can Do That? http://www.qualityfootcare.com/blog-podiatrist/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/blog-podiatrist/#respond Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:30:26 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3642 This weather today makes me look forward to summer and kayaking- picture of Dr. Kaplan and his dog Barley! As a practicing podiatrist, a week does not go by without a patient coming in for one issue and during the course of exam I find another issue that the patient did not know we treated. Commonly it’s a patient that comes in for foot pain and I notice a skin condition on their foot and right away they say they are going to make an appointment with their dermatologist. I am here today to tell you that podiatrists treat ALL conditions related to the feet whether it be pain or not. Common things that we see include heel pain, nail fungus, ingrown nails, generalized pain, warts, and flat feet. It is important to realize that this is NOT all that we treat. Rather than make a list of what we do treat, it is easier to say that we can evaluate and treat ALL conditions of the foot and ankle whether dermatological, musculoskeletal, or neurological. In addition to this, the podiatrists at Quality Foot Care of Doylestown are also trained in surgery of the foot and ankle which we perform when conservative treatment options do not resolve foot and ankle issues. Many of our patients do not realize that we do surgery and many have appointments with their orthopedist already when they come see us. It is important to realize that the profession of podiatry has come a long way over the last 30 years. In the past, podiatrists would primarily trim toenails and calluses. Today’s podiatrist still does this but also a multitude of other things that make us a more well rounded part of the medical community. If you or any family members or friends have ANY issues with the foot or ankle, call Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 to make an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists!

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This weather today makes me look forward to summer and kayaking- picture of Dr. Kaplan and his dog Barley!

As a practicing podiatrist, a week does not go by without a patient coming in for one issue and during the course of exam I find another issue that the patient did not know we treated. Commonly it’s a patient that comes in for foot pain and I notice a skin condition on their foot and right away they say they are going to make an appointment with their dermatologist. I am here today to tell you that podiatrists treat ALL conditions related to the feet whether it be pain or not.

Common things that we see include heel pain, nail fungus, ingrown nails, generalized pain, warts, and flat feet. It is important to realize that this is NOT all that we treat. Rather than make a list of what we do treat, it is easier to say that we can evaluate and treat ALL conditions of the foot and ankle whether dermatological, musculoskeletal, or neurological. In addition to this, the podiatrists at Quality Foot Care of Doylestown are also trained in surgery of the foot and ankle which we perform when conservative treatment options do not resolve foot and ankle issues. Many of our patients do not realize that we do surgery and many have appointments with their orthopedist already when they come see us. It is important to realize that the profession of podiatry has come a long way over the last 30 years. In the past, podiatrists would primarily trim toenails and calluses. Today’s podiatrist still does this but also a multitude of other things that make us a more well rounded part of the medical community.

If you or any family members or friends have ANY issues with the foot or ankle, call Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 to make an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists!

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Going Skiing this Weekend? http://www.qualityfootcare.com/going-skiing-this-weekend/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/going-skiing-this-weekend/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:06:29 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3512 I am sure that everyone reading this had their parents tell them when they were younger to cover their feet, hands, and chins when going out in the cold to prevent frost bite just as my parents always did. My answer growing up was always “it’s not that cold.” It turns out that frost bite is more common than you probably think. Most people think that it is only seen in the homeless but I am here to tell you this in not the case. In most simple terms, frost bite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and the structures underneath the skin. Most commonly, frost bite occurs in skin that is exposed to the environment but it can also occur in skin that is covered by gloves/socks. The first stage is called frost nip and this does not cause permanent damage. As this progresses, frost bite sets in which can permanently damage skin, soft tissue, and even bone if bad enough. It is very commonly seen in the feet and hands as well as on the face and chin. Symptoms in the feet usually start with an intense cold feeling followed by paleness of the skin, numbness and blistering and then the skin can turn black as it dies. Treatment usually involves rapid re-warming and of course seeking immediate medical attention. Make sure you bundle up well if going out in the cold this weekend to prevent any cold injuries. If you or any of your family members or friends have foot or ankle concerns, call Quality Foot Care in Doylestown today for an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists!

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I am sure that everyone reading this had their parents tell them when they were younger to cover their feet, hands, and chins when going out in the cold to prevent frost bite just as my parents always did. My answer growing up was always “it’s not that cold.” It turns out that frost bite is more common than you probably think. Most people think that it is only seen in the homeless but I am here to tell you this in not the case.

In most simple terms, frost bite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and the structures underneath the skin. Most commonly, frost bite occurs in skin that is exposed to the environment but it can also occur in skin that is covered by gloves/socks. The first stage is called frost nip and this does not cause permanent damage. As this progresses, frost bite sets in which can permanently damage skin, soft tissue, and even bone if bad enough. It is very commonly seen in the feet and hands as well as on the face and chin. Symptoms in the feet usually start with an intense cold feeling followed by paleness of the skin, numbness and blistering and then the skin can turn black as it dies. Treatment usually involves rapid re-warming and of course seeking immediate medical attention. Make sure you bundle up well if going out in the cold this weekend to prevent any cold injuries.

If you or any of your family members or friends have foot or ankle concerns, call Quality Foot Care in Doylestown today for an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists!

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How effective is Topical Medication for Toenail Fungus!? http://www.qualityfootcare.com/blog-nail-fungus/ http://www.qualityfootcare.com/blog-nail-fungus/#respond Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:10:11 +0000 http://www.qualityfootcare.com/?p=3455 “What can I use for the fungus in my nails?” This is a question that I get all day everyday from  patients. My answer usually consists of a discussion of topical medications vs oral medications. I then always get asked the question “How effective is the topical medications?” I set out to write this blog to answer the burning question of how effective topical anti-fungals are for nail fungus. The two newest topical medications, Jublia and Kerydin (came out in 2014) are the mainstay topical medications for nail fungus. I am sure everyone reading this has seen commercials on TV (even during the fourth quarter of the superbowl) and in newspapers for these medications. Both are RX only. Jublia– Efinaconazole 10% needs to be used daily for 48 weeks A complete cure was seen by somewhere between 15.2% and 17.8% of people using the medication (different in the two major clinical trials). A complete cure is defined as no fungus noted under the microscope and 0% clinical involvement of the toenail. It is important to keep in mind that patients were only included in this trial if they only had 20-50% involvement of the toenail (this means that people whose entire nail was infected with the fungus were not included) Kerydin- Tavabarole 5% is another topical medication that is used very similarly. A complete cure was seen in between 6.5% to 9.1% (different in both clinical trials) of patients using this medication. Unfortunately nail fungus is contagious and it is important to treat it but as we can see from the above data, neither of the two most commonly used topical medications have VERY high effectiveness for complete cure of toenail fungus. There are also oral medications that can be used that have higher effectiveness and some other physician dispensed products, such as Clarus by BAKO, that have good effectiveness when discussed in the physician community but no real studies to prove the effectiveness. BAKO does offer a money back guarantee to the patient for the products effectiveness which patients love! If you or anyone you know has thickened, fungal nails, call […]

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“What can I use for the fungus in my nails?” This is a question that I get all day everyday from  patients. My answer usually consists of a discussion of topical medications vs oral medications. I then always get asked the question “How effective is the topical medications?” I set out to write this blog to answer the burning question of how effective topical anti-fungals are for nail fungus.

The two newest topical medications, Jublia and Kerydin (came out in 2014) are the mainstay topical medications for nail fungus. I am sure everyone reading this has seen commercials on TV (even during the fourth quarter of the superbowl) and in newspapers for these medications. Both are RX only.

Jublia– Efinaconazole 10% needs to be used daily for 48 weeks

A complete cure was seen by somewhere between 15.2% and 17.8% of people using the medication (different in the two major clinical trials). A complete cure is defined as no fungus noted under the microscope and 0% clinical involvement of the toenail.

It is important to keep in mind that patients were only included in this trial if they only had 20-50% involvement of the toenail (this means that people whose entire nail was infected with the fungus were not included)

Kerydin- Tavabarole 5% is another topical medication that is used very similarly.

A complete cure was seen in between 6.5% to 9.1% (different in both clinical trials) of patients using this medication.

Unfortunately nail fungus is contagious and it is important to treat it but as we can see from the above data, neither of the two most commonly used topical medications have VERY high effectiveness for complete cure of toenail fungus. There are also oral medications that can be used that have higher effectiveness and some other physician dispensed products, such as Clarus by BAKO, that have good effectiveness when discussed in the physician community but no real studies to prove the effectiveness. BAKO does offer a money back guarantee to the patient for the products effectiveness which patients love!

If you or anyone you know has thickened, fungal nails, call Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 to make an appointment to see there board certified podiatrists to get you on your way to clear nails!

 

Data Above from FDA Label Website

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