Beautiful and well-groomed feet are the pride of many women, and how frustrating if you see yellowing nails, cracked feet and skin peeling. The whole picture before marred by severe itching between the toes. When you see these symptoms are likely to assume a fungal infection.
Absolutely all fungal diseases have an infectious origin, that is, they provoke the development of pathogens. Favourite places of localization of the pathogenic fungi are skin and nails.
The infection is a fungal infection occurs through contact with a sick person or carrier, and failure to observe rules of personal hygiene. Most often, the infection fungal infection occurs through household items or other people's shoes.
High probability of Contracting a fungal infection in public places, sports clubs, pools, baths, saunas, and that is, in places with high humidity and temperature.
Nail fungus is very difficult not to notice. Clinically, the mycosis is manifested thus:
In the absence of timely treatment and progression of fungal infection is observed seal the nail plate, cornification of the nail and its deformation. Such changes significantly reduce the effectiveness of treatment, leading to chronicity of the fungal infection.
Nail fungus, usually found in adults and the elderly. Mycosis in children are rare.
Predisposing factors to infection by the fungus are the following States:
In the absence of adequate treatment nail fungus for some time completely destroys the nail plate and periungual roller. In some people this process takes years, and some complications arise after a few months from the moment of infection. It depends on the condition of the human immune system. In the propagation of fungal infection on the skin in humans, symptoms of allergies, and observed exacerbation of chronic diseases of the body. Nail fungus in HIV-infected people may lead to death!
Usually, diagnosis of fungal infection does not cause difficulties for experts. For diagnosis enough visual inspection of the nail plate and characteristic complaints of the patient. For identification of the pathogen, the doctor will do a scraping from the affected area of skin and sends the material to the laboratory for microscopic examination.
Upon detection of symptoms of athlete's foot as soon as possible to seek medical help. Do not self-medicate, as this leads to complications in the form of internal organ and skin.
After a thorough examination of the patient and identify the species of the pathogen, the doctor will prescribe treatment. Usually, the most common means of treating mycosis are:
Special attention during the treatment of athlete's foot and nail specialists give patients ' immune systems. With a weak protective functions of the organism patient it is difficult to cope with the pathogen. With the aim of increasing the immunity of the patient is prescribed immunomodulators, vitamin complex, Echinacea tincture. In addition, it is important to revise the diet of the patient, to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, eliminate muffin, black coffee, and alcoholic beverages.
Traditional treatments of fungal growth is very effective, but only with a doctor's permission and always in combination with drugs. It is impossible to consider traditional medicine as the main method of treatment of athlete's foot. The use of herbal concoctions and lotions can help to reduce manifestations of the disease, to eliminate itching and flaking, however, does not relieve the patient from the causative agent of the mycosis. Thus, to facilitate the acute phase of fungal diseases you can use the following recipes:
We all know that any infection, including nail fungus, it is better to prevent than to treat. By simply following the recommendations listed below to avoid contamination:
If one of your family members found a foot fungus, don't panic! Compliance with the above rules will help you avoid infection. The patient must grant the individual a towel and a sponge for bathing. After taking bath patients thoroughly rinse it in hot soapy water, after which, handle 55 with a solution of chloramine or chlorine. Patient's towel and clothing must be washed separately from other clothing or household members at high temperature.
If you suspect that you contracted the fungus, lubricate the space between the fingers and the nail plate antifungal ointment and see your doctor.