The fungus on the fingers, why is appears and how it is treated?
Hello, dear readers. You obviously bother your hands, especially the fingers, since you came to our website. Fungus on fingers it is difficult not to notice.
The infectiousness of athlete’s foot affects, how to get it anywhere: in any public place, in a nail salon and even at home. If there is such a nasty disease, then we should not panic.
At the present time, a fungal infection easily treated with modern antifungal drugs and traditional medicine. I propose to study the fungus more hands.
How do people become infected with athlete’s foot?
Fungal diseases (mycoses) are transmitted from person to person through the affected exfoliated flakes of epidermis. The main feature of the disease is peeling.
Detached particles of epidermis can remain on the skin of a healthy person long enough. Microscopic pathogen resistant to external factors such as ultraviolet light, cold, heat. The fungus survives on various surfaces:
- in public places — baths, saunas, pools;
- on sand and stones on the beaches;
- in wood and other porous materials.
Under favorable conditions, the causative agent of athlete’s foot can remain alive outside the human skin for two years. Touching hands to surfaces that have fungus, you can become a carrier and Contracting the disease.
Especially favorable for the fungus are the following conditions: high humidity, high temperature.
The fungus to develop and create the colony, he needed food. His parasite finds in the nail plate and the epidermis of the hands and feet. Mycosis are infected and other parts of the body, but it happens not so often.
In the process of life the causative agents of mycoses produce certain substances that help them to penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis and nails: proteolytic enzymes — break down keratin, which feed on microorganisms; lipolytic enzymes hydrolyze sebum which is a natural defense.
Susceptibility to fungi people have different. It depends on many factors, in particular, from the durability of immunity and the condition of the epidermis. Often the disease develops in those who:
- has a weakened immune system;
- has skin blemishes;
- not have good hygiene;
- frequents public places;
- give your things to others and enjoys other people’s things.
The penetration of fungi in the body contribute to chronic ailments if not treated. These illnesses include: varicose veins, overweight, excessive sweating, diabetes, joint damage (arthritis and others).
Symptoms: looks like a fungus on the fingers?
The symptoms of mycosis manual can be very diverse. It depends on the type of fungus. Hands often develop the following fungal infections:
If left untreated fungal infection of the fingers, the disease will move to the nails. Nail fungus is as follows: nails are thickened; acquire a deformed shape; stratified; yellow or sereyut; become «muddy»; crumble.
Treatment: basic principles
After the occurrence of the above symptoms you need to consult a dermatologist or mycologist professionals, who with the help of simple tests and visual inspection will determine the exact diagnosis.
Then assigned to the special treatment that must necessarily be complex. How to treat fungal infection of the hands, or rather fingers? Different drugs:
- antimycotic drugs with anti-fungal effect;
- corticosteroids, if there is inflammation;
- ointments and creams listed below;
- folk remedies that are easy to use at home.
Before processing affected by fungal infection fingers and nails, you need to prepare is to clean your fingers from peeling areas and the affected particles of the nail plate. If you cannot do it yourself, contact the clinic and pass the medical apparatus manicure.
This procedure is in demand due to comfort and efficiency. It helps to get rid of the affected areas quickly and painlessly.
What ointments are used against fungus on hands?
Fungal infection of the fingers, which you see in the photo, can be quickly cured with ointments:
Fortunately, children have a fungal infection develops very rarely. If this happens, then you need to pay attention to the condition of the immune system.
Fungus — a sign of problems with my immune system, but rather a sudden drop. Fungal infection on hands the child needs to be treated systemically. When you do this, be sure to drink strengthen the immune system medications.
Preventive measures against fungal infections is proper hygiene at home and in public places. Hands should always be clean. After public places they must be washed, and not with antibacterial and plain soap.
Antibacterial destroys the natural barrier of our epidermis. Use it only in extreme cases.
That’s the whole basic information about fungal fingers. I hope you found everything you were looking for. Share read with your friends on social networks, if the article was interesting and useful. Subscribe to the updates of the website, as they will be no less informative. All the best to you!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)