Chronic fungus: what are the signs recognized and treated?
Good day, dear guests . In this article we will talk about how to treat chronic fungal. Let’s start with the reasons for the complications of this disease.
Why a fungus may be running?
In fact, to get yourself in the running of the fungus is quite easy. To do this:
- completely neglected personal hygiene;
- to neglect the treatment;
- to ignore the symptoms;
- absolutely do not follow the feet (foot and nail);
- frequenting public places barefoot;
- wearing someone else’s shoes;
- absolutely no clean surface in the house, with which the contact foot;
- regularly to injure the infected areas.
Overall, there is nothing impossible. But how can you not notice a chronic fungus?
In the initial stages this disease can does not manifest itself, or manifest light subtle impairments, such as:
- peeling of the epidermis between the toes;
- stratification of the nail plates;
- inflamed skin;
- change the color of nails;
- the unpleasant smell.
Often suffering from fungus start to panic at this stage, go to the doctor, tests and start treatment. But if this is not done, or your immune system is too weakened, the disease can quickly become complicated.
Some prefer to completely ignore the athlete’s foot for years, and then it becomes chronic. Sooner or later these people will want to get rid of your problem. I have to say that the treatment is a chronic athlete’s foot will last longer than «fresh».
How to recognize chronic fungus?
To diagnose chronic foot fungus simple. Its symptoms are as follows:
- constant itching of the foot;
- an unpleasant odor;
- peeling of the epidermis;
- cracks and erosion between the toes;
- a large number of the top of the skin;
- blisters on the feet;
- yellow or grey nail plate;
- plates partially broken and missing;
- the nails stop growing, stratified, lose their transparency and change shape.
Of course, you can leave it like this under the pretext of «self-will», but keep in mind that the fungus alone is not going anywhere. If the disease is not treated, can develop serious complications.
Foot finally obezobrazit will become dehydrated and exhausted. Nails can completely crumble. The waste products of fungus will enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body causing serious systemic disease.
The worst thing is that ill puts at risk not only themselves but also their households, friends, and total strangers.
When visiting public places, measure shoes and moving barefoot in the house, he spread the fungus. In the end, it can hook up with anyone: a child, a loved one, pomeriggi shoes after infected, guest, etc.
How to treat chronic fungal infection?
If you have finally raised the question: how to get rid of a fungal infection, then you came to the right place. Initially be surveyed in the mycologist and dermatologist. Get tested to determine what kind of microscopic parasite lives you have on your feet and nails.
Then proceed to treatment, which will recommend a doctor. Often antifungal therapy is complex — consists of several stages. To cure athlete’s foot a kind of one tool will not work. Will have to combine different drugs to:
- elimination of fungus;
- strengthen the immune system;
- getting rid of the local symptoms.
So, how to treat launched the fungus to get rid of it quickly? This will help the following medications:
Dietilftalat — liquid without smell and color, destroying the fungus. It is recommended daily to treat the infected areas.
Antifungal ointments modern medicines. The range of ointments in the present time is very wide. Your doctor’s recommendation and your preferences. Ointments are better used as adjuvant.
Antimycotic medicines — tablets to fight the disease from within. If it is not treated the fungus is difficult to the local treatment, so it is necessary to Supplement the system. Tablets for oral administration should be prescribed only by a specialist.
Iodine — antiseptic, drying and disinfecting. Iodine solution is treated with the epidermis and nail plates once per day. No reason to use it for those who have overly sensitive skin.
Ammonia — the drug is powerful and dangerous enough, so it is always diluted with water. Used for compresses applied at night or for the whole day.
Celandine and other plants — folk remedies for the treatment of fungus. A variety of recipes using herbs you can find in health forums and on our website. Celandine, in particular, has a powerful antiseptic effect.
Apple cider and plain vinegar — a substance that creates unsuitable for fungus habitat. Vinegar added to the foot bath. It removes not only the pathogen but also unpleasant symptom in the form of smell.
Kombucha — «like cures like». This antiseptic is recommended to be applied to the affected by fungal infection your nails at night. Treated with folk remedies have long enough — a month or more. But they are safe and easy to use.
The garlic kills any bacteria. Garlic RUB the affected nails and feet before bed. The smell of this product will have to endure. If you use it correctly, to get rid of chronic athlete’s foot can quickly.
Propolis is used in powdered form in various ways. It is added to baths, used to compress and rubbing.
Lemon behaves almost the same as vinegar. Lemon safer, but treatment with it comes a bit more expensive than with vinegar. The effectiveness of these two products is about the same.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)