Alcohol fungus: what is most often used and how they are treated?
Hello, dear guests and regular readers of dermatological website! What antiseptic do you know? Certainly in your response included the word «alcohol».
Alcohol fungus indeed successfully applied, as detailed in the article. After reading it, you will learn why this medication is so popular, what are the advantages and disadvantages of alcohol, how to strengthen and to consolidate its effect.
Which alcohol are recommended for use in mycoses?
As you know, there are many types of rubbing alcohol, but against mycosis are used not all. The theme of the article was to ammonia — a common component of people’s fungi.
Why ammonia? This type of alcohol solutions has the most potent fungicidal effect. Simply put, it kills pathogens better than others.
Why you may be prescribed treatment of mycosis alcohol solutions?
On this question there are two logical answers:
- first, not everyone can afford modern, expensive anti-fungal medications;
- secondly, some people have allergic hypersensitivity to drugs with anti-fungal effect.
Advantages of the treatment of the fungus with alcohol
The above-described preparation, the cost of which is now a cheap, helps to cure not only lose the foot, but the nails. In its composition the main component is ammonium hydroxide or ammonia (in common). He is able to fight off fungi.
The advantages of this treatment include: affordability; versatility; no hazardous toxic effects on the body.
Disadvantages of the following:
- ammonia also occurs allergic;
- it is prohibited to treat the skin with the drug, if there are some deep wounds;
- for some illnesses you cannot use ammonia, for example, in diseases of the thyroid gland;
- it is not advisable to use «smelling salts» with significant fungal infections on the feet.
How to use ammonia in alcoholic solution antifungal?
To onset of effect against the fungus it is necessary to provide prolonged contact of the drug with the affected skin. Before using «ammonia» is recommended to be diluted with water. For this 20 ml of 10% of the drug diluted in a glass of water.
In the prepared solution moistened piece of gauze or cloth, after which it should be applied to the diseased skin and nails and fix it with bandage or plaster. The procedure is best done before bedtime, leaving the pack on all night, 2-3 times a week.
Judging by the reviews, this tool works fast and powerful. Some got rid of athlete’s foot with it in just a month.
If instead of ammonia to use salicylic alcohol solution?
Salicylic the alcohol produced on the basis of the same acid, which is also able to fight off fungi that cause lesions of the feet and nails, but only with yeast.
To check what kind of microorganism caused the disease, by a dermatologist. The doctor will do tests such as scraping, and then figure out the exact cause of the disease.
Propolis on alcohol — why is this tool so popular?
Propolis tincture on alcohol is used in anti-fungal purposes for a long time. It is considered effective due to the propolis, or rather its antiseptic properties. Preparing the drug is incredibly simple: grated propolis is filled with alcohol.
In the future, it is possible to make the bath, compresses, and just the skin between the toes and other affected areas.
How to increase the effects of alcohol?
To enhance the effect of alcohol solutions on the fungus using antifungal other people’s recipes, using them more:
Foot bath with salt (sea). A solution is prepared from two liters of hot water and a tablespoon of sea salt. Baths recommend doing immediately before the alcoholic compresses. Thanks to them, the alcohol kills the fungus effectively as salt weakens it and softens rough epidermis.
Baths with potassium permanganate. They are prepared too, just in warm water must dissolve a few crystals of that color turned out a rich pink. Keep your feet in rose water should be 10-15 minutes.
Most importantly, thoroughly dissolve potassium permanganate, as if it gets on the skin in the form of a crystal, it will leave a chemical burn. After steaming the legs must be thoroughly cleaned, dried and treated with alcohol (ammonia or salicylic).
5% iodine is recommended to apply on the infected areas after alcohol compress. Doing it everyday is not necessary, as iodine dry skin. Instead of iodine some people prefer to use a 9-percent vinegar, which is also appropriate.
Compresses peroxide can be alternated with alcohol, if they are badly dried skin. Each of us responds to aggressive alcohol differently. Some of the epidermis begins to dry.
Therefore, the use of alcohol in the antifungal purpose to be careful. If there is dryness, it is better to alternate it with other medications.
General rules of antifungal treatment
Treatment of the mycosis, in spite of what it will be, should be correct. To do this, observe the following recommendations:
- do not interrupt the treatment even if you are not satisfied by antifungal agent (in this case, replace it with the appropriate);
- before treatment, try to clear the foot from the dead exfoliated skin is completely;
- don’t forget to strengthen the immune system, as suffering from a fungus it is always weak;
- observe good personal hygiene;
- use personal shoes at home and in public places.
That’s all useful information on the use of alcohol in anti-fungal purposes. Read what you can share with friends on social networks. Perhaps this article will be useful to them.
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Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)