Modern folk methods to treat nail fungus

Doctor diagnoses nail fungus

Cracks and growth on nails are not just surface defects. Damage to the nail plate can cause pain and discomfort when walking, and cause inconvenience to aesthetics. The reason is that the fungus affects the nails. Effective treatment of toenail fungus can be started in time to avoid further problems. But experts must appoint him.

Signs of nail fungus

Toenail fungus not only affects the nail plate, but also the skin of the feet.

The first signs of infection are:

  • Yellow nails
  • Cracks, delamination of nail plate
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching and burning when wearing shoes and resting
  • Wounds, ulcers appear

The severity of symptoms depends on the depth of nail and skin damage, the type of fungus and the duration of the process.

  • YeastThis results in yellowing and thinning of the nails, cracking and thickening of the skin around the fingers, forming rollers with silver scales. Spots and grooves appear on the board.
  • MoldThe behavior is different: the upper layer of the nail is affected, and the color darkens from yellow, green to black.

In the context of fungal infections, the entire body suffers damage: immunity decreases and chronic diseases aggravate.

In the initial stage, the fungus can be cured at home, but the medicine must be prescribed by a doctor.

Treat fungal nails

Modern drugs have a wide range of effects, but treatment should be started after determining the cause of the disease, the degree of nail damage, and the tolerance of the drug.

Until it is completely cured, the same manicure accessories should not be used to treat healthy and diseased nails to prevent the spread of infection.

In advanced cases, bacterial infections may be accompanied by fungal infections, and then treatment takes longer and may require hospitalization.

Factors that cause fungal infections

Fungal infection caused by dirt

When you visit public places, such as bathing, saunas, swimming pools, and using patients' socks and shoes, you may be infected with fungus. Spores of fungi can easily survive in the sand, so beaches are also places where the risk of infection increases significantly.

There are several factors that contribute to the establishment of infection:

  • Excessive sweating of the feet (sweat is an ideal breeding ground for fungi);
  • Wounds, abrasions, cracks, cuts, corn (due to wearing uncomfortable shoes, careless cosmetic treatment. Infection is more likely to penetrate the surface of the wound);
  • Decreased immunity;
  • Unhygienic feet;
  • Often use antibiotics without special indications

Types of fungal infections

Nail fungus under the microscope

There are different types of transmission of foot and nail infections:

  • Bubbly-The characteristic is that liquid-filled bubbles are formed between the soles of the feet and between the toes. Most often affected by bacterial factors;
  • membrane-Skin rupture occurred between the fourth finger and the little finger. The skin in this place is cracked, peeling, and itchy;
  • Moccasin-likeIt is manifested in skin lesions of the feet and heels. The epithelium is thickened, keratinized, and the nail plate is infected.

MembranousType is the most common. Treatment at home: The feet must be kept clean and dry, and topical medication should be prescribed.

Moccasin-likeMycosis requires the use of deep penetrating drugs because the skin on the feet is rough and thick.

BubblyThis type requires elimination of blisters and drying of the crying area. If bacterial infection is added, antibiotics will be required.

How to cure toenail fungus?

Laser nail fungus treatment

In the initial stage, the fungus can be easily treated at home with special drugs. They are provided in the form of ointments, varnishes, and films.

You need to be prepared for the treatment that will take some time, during which you need to strictly follow the doctor's advice.

Bactericidal drugs need to be administered continuously at a prescribed dose. The most effective treatment is to target specific pathogens, not to choose through TV commercials or online reviews.

paint

Nail fungus varnish

The newly discovered fungus can defeat the mold-resistant varnish. Such a varnish can penetrate into the nail plate and nail bed in a short time (the first day) and maintain the concentration required for a week of treatment. The varnish has additional antibacterial activity.

It takes six months to one year to systematically use varnish treatment. The frequency of application depends on the specific preparations.

Armor remover

Toenail fungus examination

Modern medicine provides drugs that can quickly and painlessly remove fungal nails without performing surgical operations in a hospital environment.

It should be noted that removing nails does not cancel the treatment of fungal infections rooted in the body, it only helps to enter the infected area.

The nail removal method is applied to pre-evaporated nails, fixed with tape, and not removed for several days. Repeat the above operations until the nails are completely removed, and then the softened nail plate can be removed.

pill

Anti-nail medicine

Oral treatment is suitable for severe fungal infections or rapid development of the disease. These tablets have a large number of contraindications, because in this case we are not talking about the topic, but about the complex effects, and the combination of drugs, dosage and time of administration should be selected by the expert. Powerful therapies with helpless self-medication will only bring harm.

Creams, ointments

Topical agents are widely used in dermatological practice. They affect all types of fungi and certain types of bacteria, thereby inhibiting their activity. After application, the external symptoms will disappear and the nail plate will be repaired.

Folk remedies for nail fungus

Tray against nail fungus

Alternative medicine knows how to get rid of nail fungus.

It is believed that the best treatment against fungal infections of nails and nails is to consume vinegar.

The role of vinegar is based on creating an acidic environment in the affected area, which is not suitable for the further spread of fungi.

Bath

Vinegar bath is not only used as a medicine for fungi, but also as a means to prevent infection.

recipe: Pour 0. 2 liters of 9% vinegar into warm water (3-5 liters), and put your feet down for 15 minutes. Previously, you could remove the affected area of the skin and nails (if possible).

After the procedure is over, dry your feet and put on socks made of natural materials (to avoid sweating). The procedure is repeated every 3 days.

lotion

Toenail fungus lotion

If you can't get a foot bath, you can use lotion instead: dip a cotton swab with a 9% vinegar solution and apply it to the affected area for 15-20 minutes.

  • Tea tree oil treatment is also effective. The method of making the essential oil bath is the same as that of the vinegar bath. One method will require 20 drops of oil and must be repeated once a day. After the initial steaming and removing the affected skin and nails, it should be treated with undiluted oil. Apply tea tree oil to the infected nails and wipe them thoroughly in the morning and evening.
  • Fix a cotton pad soaked with novocaine on the affected area overnight. Only two steps are required to remove the fungus.
  • Pass the garlic through a crusher or meat grinder, apply it to the infected nail, wrap it in plastic wrap and a bandage, and leave it overnight.
  • Traditional medicine recommends using strong coffee as a medicine: soak your hands or feet in it for 15 minutes. Then wipe the skin and nails and put on clean socks. Repeat this process until fully recovered.

prevention

A well-manicured pedicure prevents fungus

To avoid being infected by fungus, you should follow these simple rules:

  1. In public places (bathrooms, saunas, hotel showers, swimming pools), do not walk barefoot, rubber shoes must be used;
  2. If the skin of your feet is damaged, you should avoid going to public places with a high risk of infection.
  3. Comfortable shoes should be worn, and natural materials are best if possible.
  4. Don't wear other people's shoes, don't use other people's socks, slippers, towels;
  5. Tools for using nails and feet must be personalized and thoroughly disinfected. When visiting a nail salon, control the handling of equipment;
  6. Tights, socks, and stockings should be changed and washed daily. Use flax made of natural materials;
  7. Observing personal hygiene habits can greatly reduce the risk of fungal infections;
  8. Decreased immunity increases the risk of athlete's foot. Eat more vitamins, vegetables, fruits, and healthy foods;
  9. At the first signs of illness, you should consult a doctor immediately.
Treatment of manicure and pedicure tools

If you start treatment in time and do not self-medicate, it is not difficult to cure foot and nail fungus. Traditional drugs can be used as adjuvant therapy, but they cannot replace antibacterial drugs.