Nail Care

nail fungusPeople in Minnesota know about the nail fungus, but most people in Minnesota don’t know the word Onychomycosis. Infections of the nail caused by fungi are generically called onychomycosis, a term derived from the Greek “Onychos” which means nail, and Mycosis an infection by fungi.

The incidence of onychomycosis has been reported to be 2-13% in North America. Studies in the Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland found prevalence rates of onychomycosis to be 3-8%. Onychomycosis affects persons of all races, and it affects males more commonly than females.

Onychomycosis is the most common nail disease in adults, and adults are 30 times more likely to have onychomycosis than children. Epidemiology study showed that 90% of elderly people have onychomycosis comparing only 2.6% of children. Toenails are much more likely to be infected by fungus than fingernails. The incidence of onychomycosis has been increasing over the years and is related to diabetes, a suppressed immune system, and aging.

Toenail fungus usually occurs because socks and shoes keep the toenails dark and moist, a perfect breeding ground for fungi. Nail polish and fake nails (plastic or acrylic) can trap moisture and fungi in fingernails.

Nail fungus can be embarrassing and even painful. One Stop Procedure Clinic is the pioneer and the leading provider of laser treatment for nail fungus in the Minnesota. We use the new generation of laser devices, which provide painless treatment with a high success rate in eliminating nail fungus.