Fungus on heels: causes and treatments

Грибок на пятках: причины появления и методы леченияGood day, dear readers. The fungus on the heels of the phenomenon is very unpleasant, especially for the ladies. I want to look beautiful and attractive but flaky legs ruin everything.

Not to go to the beach, to the pool, not to wear fashionable shoes. Alas, this disease affects one in three people on the planet. So where does the fungus? What are the symptoms recognized? How to get rid of it? The answers to these questions lie in the article.

Why are the heels?

Generally the fungus is an infectious disease that occurs due to the impact of parasitic fungi. Here are the main causes of this disease:

  • Finding without shoes in public places – baths, beaches, pools, saunas.
  • Failure to observe rules of own hygiene.
  • Weak immune system and some diseases (diabetes, chronic diseases, disorders in blood).
  • Too tight shoes and unnatural materials. This creates a warm and moist environment ideal for breeding fungi.
  • Constant trauma to the skin. Cracked heels are an open entrance for infection.
  • In children fungal infection on her feet appears very rarely, as the sweat forms an acidic environment not suitable for growth of fungi. Moreover, the skin is regenerated faster than in adults.

    What are the symptoms to diagnose a fungus toe?

    As a rule, the symptoms are quite pronounced.

    First, the skin of the heel begins to peel off. By the way, not always it is the first sign of athlete’s foot. Maybe you just have dry skin or other diseases. Accurate diagnosis can put up a dermatologist or mycologist.

    So, here are the basic symptoms by which to diagnose a fungus:

    • Heavy sweating;
    • The presence on the heels of scales;
    • Itching in the affected area;
    • Strong peeling;
    • Cracks;
    • Odor.
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    Грибок на пятках: причины появления и методы леченияIf the patient has a cracked heel, when walking he feels pain. If the fungus run, it may appear blisters filled with clear fluid. Due to permanent injury they will later turn into erosion. There will also be the thickening of the skin at the site of lesion.

    You can see numerous photos of toe fungus in the network. My advice – avoid that condition. Best of all at a very early stage to go to the doctor and get the right treatment.

    How to treat fungus?

    Treatment of the disease should be comprehensive. In addition to taking medication is to treat and disinfect all your shoes, the floors in the house, especially the bathroom, bed and underwear, and household items.

    After all, these things can be a carrier of fungal spores, and then your treatment will be in vain.

    Drug therapy

    Грибок на пятках: причины появления и методы леченияSo, how to treat fungus on your heels? As I said above, you should first visit a doctor. He will take a scraping and determine what kind of fungus settled on your legs.

    If you start treatment at an early stage of the disease, you will heal much faster than when running the athlete’s foot. However, even after full recovery will need to continue therapy assigned by the doctor to exclude relapse.

    If you have already formed bubbles with the liquid, at first you will be assigned a special solution that help remove this fluid.

    Only after that you will need to use an anti-fungal cream. Now popular the following medications:

    • Miconazole;
    • Tolnaftate;
    • Clotrimazole;
    • Lamisil.

    Грибок на пятках: причины появления и методы леченияSome of them have different forms – spray, cream, gel, ointment, powder or solution. They can also be used for the treatment of nail fungus.

    It is desirable to combine these medicines with folk remedies, which you can read about below.

    Traditional treatments

    If you combine popular treatment with the primary therapy, the effect will be more rapid. Here are a few proven methods.

    • Acetic gadgets

    For this purpose can get common, Apple cider or wine vinegar. Soak them socks and wear them overnight and in the morning just rinse the legs with water.

    Repeat the procedure until full recovery. Remember! If you have cracked heels, then this method should be abandoned.

    • Tea tree oil

    Effective for this recipe you will need 1 piece of aloe Vera and 3 parts oil. All this is mixed and rubbed into the skin of the heels several times a day. This method will allow you to get cracking.

    • Economic or tar soap

    Steam out the skin of the feet, a good lather with soap heels and dead skin particles scraped with a stiff brush or pumice.

    • Plain baking soda

    Soda dilute in water to the consistency of sour cream. Apply to affected area and leave for 10-15 minutes then wash off, dry the legs. After just apply the antifungal cream.

    • Various bath

    Грибок на пятках: причины появления и методы леченияCan do the bath with sea or regular salt, baking soda, lemon juice and other components. On our website there is a separate article about this, so more detail, read here.

    I want to warn you that it is not always the «Granny» methods as effective although cheaper than medication. When running toe fungus treatment you will be up to six months, so not worth it to tighten.

    If you are wondering what can grow fungal infection, I advise you to read this article. Remember that you can transfer the fungus to other parts of the body – hands, feet, groin area and face. And it you want?

    We advise you to monitor their health, and to prevent the decline of immunity, because it can lead to the development of the disease. People with immune system rarely gets sick, even after contact with the bacteria.

    Well, dear readers, you understand that the run the athlete’s foot on heels in any case impossible. I advise you to tell friends and acquaintances through social networks. Perhaps this will help someone.

    We will be very glad to see you among our subscribers, because people are constantly faced with certain skin problems and we have all reliable information about how to fix the problem. Be healthy!

    Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)