Why don't over-the-counter topical medications help treat my toenail fungus?


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Formula 3 to treat Houston toenail fungusBecause toenail fungus exists beneath the nail, it is hard for topical medications to reach. The toenail is designed to offer protection to the toe and therefore isn't easy to penetrate. Many of the topical medications that are available to treat toenail fungus, whether a liquid, gel, or cream, do not penetrate the nail. Even some of the prescription topical medications for toenail fungus only work a small percentage of the time.


The topical antifungal medication that I recommend in my Houston podiatry office is Tolcylen. It penetrates the nail and treats the fungus more effectively than any topical medication I've encountered. In fact the company stands behind their product and offers a money back guarantee if the toenails do not clear. Formula 3 is dispensed from our Houston podiatry office.


If you have noticed that your toenails have becomed thick and discolored, there is relief available. Schedule an appointment with Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider to discuss the options toe best restore your toenails to a healthy appearance.

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A podiatrist and foot surgeon in Houston, TX.