One of the most common causes that make our nails do not look beautiful are toenail fungus or onychomycosis.
According to experts, between 10 and 15% of the population has toenail fungus, and it is precisely with the arrival of spring when the specialized centers have a “peak” of demand to advise and treat these problems.
Dr. Adriana Ribé, dermatopathologist and Director of Ribe Clinic, presents the new Nd: Yag laser for the treatment of toenail fungus to eliminate fungi.
Onychomycosis: Fungi on toenails
Onychomycosis is a fairly common chronic disease. The causes of toenail fungus are multiple: diabetes, immunosuppression, sports practice, excessive sweating of the feet…. It can be a cosmetic problem or a more serious problem that causes pain or abnormal growth of the nail, affecting the quality of life.
The treatment of onychomycosis is medical and involves the application of products on the nails or taking medicines. In both cases are long-lasting toenail fungus treatments, which in the first case require a lot of consistency and in the second case it has side effects for the liver. In addition, the total healing of nail fungus is not always achieved, and recurrences are frequent