Columbia Healing Powder has been as effective as most of the common treatments for toenail fungus, without any of the side effects.
(PRWEB) May 08, 2013
It's not easy to talk about toenail fungus, and it's definitely not easy to cure. Reinfection and ineffective treatments are common. However, Dr. Malcolm Allinson reveals that he endorses an inexpensive over the counter product for the treatment of toenail fungus, Columbia Antiseptic Powder, which he reports to be as effective as potentially harmful prescription remedies based on the results of 25 years of clinical patient use.
One of the most popular treatments for toenail fungus is the drug Lamisil, which is taken orally for three months and has proven effective in roughly two thirds of patients. Unfortunately, according to an April 2012 report from Novaritis, the manufacturer of Lamisil, cases of liver failure, some leading to liver transplant or death, have occurred with the use of Lamisil Tablets. (http://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/product/pi/pdf/Lamisil_tablets.pdf). One of the liver's primary functions is the removal of toxins from the bloodstream. Since the liver recognizes many drugs, including Lamisil as toxins, the drug can do profound damage to this vital organ. Not many consumers would be willing to accept liver damage in exchange for a treatment for a fungal nail infection.
Another popular treatment is anti-fungal nail polish. Prescription lacquers including Ciclopirox are not as effective as oral drugs; topical drugs often need to be applied regularly for up to one year before any significant results are achieved. There are also risks for people with sensitive skin to develop reactions including rashes and reddening of the skin.
A more modern method of treating toenail fungus is Laser therapy. Studies have found that about a third of all patients that undergo laser treatment will be successfully cured of the fungus. The downsides are the cost of nearly $1000.00 per treatment, as well as documented cases of burns on the nails and skin.
For a more natural alternative, look to phenolic antiseptic powder such as Columbia Antiseptic Powder to treat fungus. The antiseptic properties of phenol were used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827–1912) in his revolutionary technique of antiseptic surgery. Lister determined that phenol kills harmful bacteria and fungus that caused infection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lister,_1st_Baron_Lister). For this reason his methods of treating infections, both bacterial and fungal, have stood the test of time.
The one product that has been used by physicians and other health care professionals to treat toenail fungus for over 135 years is Columbia Antiseptic Powder. It's made in the USA by one of the country’s oldest and most dedicated skin care products companies.
For best results, Dr. Malcolm Allinson, Podiatrist, recommends applying Columbia Antiseptic Powder to the infected area after a foot bath or mixing a teaspoon of the powder with a few drops of water to form a paste which can be applied to the toenail as often as needed. Dr. Allinson reports that using this powder as a treatment for toenail fungus has been as effective as most of the more commonly used treatments, without any of the alternative method's side effects.