All About Fungal Toe Nails
By Isaac Tabari
Foot Doctors in Midtown NY treat Fungal nails
Many people have thick, discolored toenails. A large percentage of these abnormal nails are due to a fungal infection of the nail bed, plate or matrix. The medical term of this type of infection is Onychomycosis. Fungal nails affect more than 3% of the population mainly in developed countries.
What could promote the Fungal Nail Infections
The following are instances that could promote or encourage a fungal nail infection:
- Tight shoes promotes crowding of toes and keeps the toes warm and moist - the environment for fungi to grow.
- Extreme exercise could cause repeated minor trauma to the hyponychium allowing fungus to invade.
- Communal showers where people walk barefoot can expose the feet to fungi.
- Immune system diseases like AIDS and diabetes make it easier for a fungal infection to start.
Fungal toenail infections are diagnosed by taking a sample of the debris under the nail.
PinPointe FootLaser is the latest technology in lasers designed specifically for treating nail fungus. Its laser beam goes through the toenail to safely kill any fungal organisms embedded in the nail bed that cause Onychomycosis, which is more commonly known as toenail fungus.
PinPointe laser procedure requires treatments with little or no discomfort and is performed as an outpatient service with no anesthesia. The gentle laser beam has no effect on healthy tissue and treats only the fungal infected toe area. No drugs or topical ointments are used, eliminating the body side effects of traditional oral medications.