About a quarter of people suffers from onychomycosis of the nails. The disease responds poorly to therapy and in most cases will recur after treatment. Pathogenic bacteria that stimulate the destruction of the nail plate, are everywhere: in the saunas, pools, gyms. This is due to the high risk of Contracting onychomycosis. Treatment of fungus on the big toe takes a lot of time and effort. Despite the fact that the infection is not life-threatening, it brings a lot of trouble to the owner, therefore, therapy is still needed.
There are several factors that could serve as infection big toe fungus. Typically, people become infected after contact with pathogenic spores on the skin in contact with the surfaces of objects that already have the bacteria in public places. Contamination also occurs when using other people's towels, bath accessories, Slippers (shoes). The risk of getting onychomycosis of the nail of the big toe increases with the following factors:
- the presence of flat feet;
- excessive sweating of the feet;
- damage to the nail plate or skin next to it (so the infection is easier to penetrate into the body);
- improper hygiene of the feet;
- the presence of a diaper rash;
- depression of the immune system.
- wearing tight/poor quality shoes.
Stage fungal infection and their symptoms
Onychomycosis may occur as a consequence of human infection by various species of fungi. The disease is not fatal, but its danger is that toe fungus can go to the neighboring nails, hands spread to the axillary, inguinal region. At first the man did not even notice the changes, and after the nails begin to change color, becoming yellow or brownish. Because of the sealing structure of the nail plate the wearing of shoes starts to cause discomfort and pain. Development of onychomycosis doctors divided into 3 stages:
- The initial stage. On the nail of the big toe appear subtle spots or stripes. In General, the feet look quite healthy.
- The second stage. The affected nail starts to lose the Shine, the color becomes a deep yellow, legs unpleasant smell.
- Running form. The nail plate away from the skin, have a loose structure, sometimes even themselves off. At this stage there is a huge risk of infecting loved ones as the spores are actively distributed (scattered) in the bathroom and on the floor of the housing.
How to treat fungus on big toe
Prevention of infection of loved ones is the main stimulus faster to cure nail fungus big toe. The therapeutic process is long and requires daily care of the affected nail plate. Treatment of foot fungus is selected by the dermatologist dependent on the stage of the disease, its prevalence on the body, the individual characteristics of the patient. As a rule, launched onychomycosis on big toe refers to the use of internal and external funds.
Effective folk remedies for the treatment at home
Popular funds of this type:
- Iodine. For the treatment of onychomycosis nail do trays with iodine. Gaining in a bowl of hot water and add the alcohol tincture of iodine (3 years 8 drops). Steaming the affected nail plate, cut it with scissors, and the skin is wiped with hydrogen peroxide. After the procedure should impose on the affected fungus nail bandage with antibacterial ointment. Procedure is performed daily until recovery.
- Vinegar. Dilute in a bowl of water with vinegar 9% in the proportion of 2:1. Immerse in the liquid leg and wait about 15 minutes. After carefully excidetur and maximum peribit affected nail. At the initial stage of onychomycosis this procedure is done during the 2 weeks daily until full recovery of the nail.
- Lemon. Cut the citrus a small slice, apply to the affected nail, fix it with plaster, and the top wrap with cling film. Do these packs at night daily. In the morning mollita cut part of the nail plate.
- The celandine. Fresh juice of the plant applied on the nail and the surrounding skin. Repeat the procedure every few hours for 2 weeks.
- Aspen bark. Chop 100 g of the component ulcus in 500 ml of water and make a bath. The feet of the Desk at least 10-15 minutes after you treat the affected by the fungus plates are a mixture of: 1 tsp. soap with 1 tsp. of baking soda. After half an hour rinse mixture. Repeat the procedure daily until the updates of the nail.
- Potato skins. Boil clean fresh water, mollire using the pestle, pre-drain the liquid into a separate container. Vapor feet in the resulting decoction, after apply on damaged nails mashed potatoes with peelings on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the paste with warm water, lubricate the nail plate with pork fat and put on socks. Do the procedure every day until recovery.
- Baths with sea salt. A tablespoon of raw salt dissolve in a liter of hot water. Adsurgere feet in this solution everyday for 2 weeks.
To prevent disease, do the following:
- Avoid humidity of the feet. Often change socks, shoes.
- General do not wear Slippers, not shoes other people's shoes.
- Prefer free shoes from natural materials.
- Do not walk barefoot in public places (in the bath, gym, sauna, etc.).
- After shower/bath a good wipe feet.
- If you have excessive sweating of the feet, use the special talc.