As far as footwear...socks ect... what will I need to replace after proceedure to prevent reinfection?
julie h. asked on Oct 23, 2012
Good Evening Julie, This is a good question and the laser treatment is only part of the treatment. We need your participation to help stop reinfection. The following are the steps we strongly recommend to our patients: • To help prevent re-infection: o Wear clean socks/shoes after treatment o Wash sheets, disinfect shower/bath and vacuum carpets day of treatment o Apply anti-fungal cream or spray to entire sole of foot, in between and on top of every toe twice a day for approximately 2 weeks(severe athlete’s foot infections may require longer) o Apply anti-fungal powder or spray to all shoes at least once a week for at least 4 weeks o Do not walk barefoot in public places (pool, gym, etc.) o Keep nails trimmed and cleaned (disinfect instruments after each use)
Michelle S. from Merchant replied on Oct 23, 2012