Fungus on toes: why appear and how to treat it?
Good day, dear readers! Athlete’s foot is a common disease that often affects adult men. The older a person is, the more dangerous for it fungus. Complications can be very different.
In some cases, the mycosis associated infection where the wound begin to fester and swell. In addition, feet are constantly unpleasant smell, bringing discomfort to the owner.
In this article I propose to study the initial stage of mycosis — fungus on the toes.
Susceptible to fungal diseases man must know, how does the initial stage of fungal infection, to be able to recognize the disease and begin to deal with it. The sooner treatment begins, the faster will be the recovery.
Types of fungus on fingers
Such disease can take two forms:
- athlete’s foot — a fungal infection between the toes;
- onychomycosis — nail involvement in patients with the toes (if it is not treated can spread to the other fingers).
The above forms are very similar in rate of development, infectivity and unease. They both are treated almost equally, therefore, to consider separately each of them, we will not.
Are you curious about what develops a fungal infection on the big toe and between the toes? If the answer is positive, then examine the main reasons.
Causes of athlete and onychomycosis
The skin between the toes most often affects the fungus anthropophily. Ideal places for living are: crease of the toes; the space between the fingers; tender skin under the nail plates.
If the disease is run, the fungus can spread to the whole foot and its side surface. The most common causes of fungal infections are:
- reduced immunity;
- vascular disease in the legs;
- violation of the integrity of the skin;
- prolonged exposure of the feet in the damp warm environment (for example, the wearing of poor quality, not breathable shoes).
By the way, poor quality shoes is often a provocateur fungal. Why do you think the disease manifests itself initially on the big toe (the nail or under it)?
All, actually, simple: thumbs human foot suffer from poor quality shoes stronger than the others, since they more than others and, therefore, are in contact with the shoes closely.
Vulnerability to fungus increases due to non-compliance with hygiene. How often do you wash feet? Most people do it in the evening and morning. This is not enough. Ideally, you should wash every time after street.
Fungus on the toes you’ll notice, as it is a very unpleasant disease. But how do you know if it’s a fungus, really? I propose to review the main symptoms to be able to accurately and quickly diagnose.
How does a fungal infection of the toes?
Symptoms depend on stage of disease:
No doubt that any stage of the fungus will create terrible discomfort. Better treatable first stage, as it is not launched and is not complicated by infections. Therefore, the disease needs to be treated in a timely manner.
Antifungal treatment for finger toe
Question: how to treat fungal infection toes, has multiple answers. First, you can use the services of traditional medicine. Second, it is possible to treat the patients legs folk remedies. You can also combine traditional and alternative medicine.
Fungal diseases are treated with antimycotic drugs:
It is a short list of antifungals that are popular these days. You choose the product from fungus properly can only be a specialist, so feel free to go to the doctors.
If the fungi have taken root in the nail plates, it is better to use local medicines — ointments, solutions and special varnishes: Loceryl, Aflamil, drug zistan, Batrafen.
Before treating fingers and stop drugs you need to conduct the preparatory procedure. In preparation, try to remove all the dead skin.
Feet should be thoroughly wash, dry. Only then can be processed antifungal.
If the fungus has developed at the child, then be sure to pass a full medical examination, as children this disease is extremely rare and always accompanied by other disorders (often immune).
In this case, you may have to first treat the cause (the disease or disorder for which the body is weakened), and then the consequence of the fungus.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)