Drops Against Nail Fungus

The first remedy to quickly help with the initial symptoms of the pathology will be nail fungus drops. The liquid form of the agent facilitates rapid penetration of the active ingredient deep into the affected plate. Unlike ointments that remain on the surface of the nail, the drops penetrate deep into the affected area and bind the spores, preventing the spread of pathogenic microorganisms.

Nail fungus drips from legs and hands

Indications for use

Onychomycosis is a common and highly contagious nail disease, most often caused by fungal microorganisms or metabolic disturbances in the body.When signs of fungal infection of the nail plate appear, use antifungal drops as a means of topical treatment. Signs of a disease onset:

  • The surface of the nail plate loses its luster;
  • peeling or inflamed skin around the nail;
  • nodular malformations in lesions;
  • Plates fall off or are partially destroyed;
  • Itchy skin around the affected nail and in the interdigital area.

Before starting treatment, you will need to consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and choose the best treatment option. The drug in the form of drops can be used for the treatment of pathology in the early stages of development, or as a topical application for complex treatment in the early stages of the disease. For patients at risk of infection, droplets can be used as a preventive medicine. Risk factors include:

  • wearing tight shoes or socks made of synthetic fibers;
  • visit public places;
  • Violation of personal hygiene rules;
  • Increased sweating of the feet and flat feet;
  • Long-term use of broad-spectrum drugs;
  • Decreases the body's resistance to pathogenic fungi.

Benefits of using

For topical treatment of fungal infections of the hands and feet, use the following types of agents:

  • ointment;
  • cream;
  • solution;
  • spray;
  • drop.

The use of the latter has many advantages, especially in the initial stages of the development of fungal infections. Applying topical creams and ointments for toenail fungus may not work as expected because their texture cannot penetrate between the layers of the lesion. The liquid form of the drug has the following advantages in topical therapy:

  • short absorption time;
  • Does not leave marks on skin and clothing;
  • Do not enter the blood, avoid side effects;
  • Rapidly neutralizes spores and destroys cell membranes of pathogenic microorganisms;
  • Removal of the nail plate is not required to achieve the therapeutic effect.

Working Mechanism

Due to the liquid structure, the drug immediately penetrates into the deepest layers of the affected area and immediately begins to act directly on the cells of the pathogenic flora.The treatment of nail fungus with drops has a therapeutic effect in the following 2 directions:

  • Bacteriostatic - Neutralizes spores, actively spreading infection to healthy areas of the patient's body. Thanks to this feature, the pathology does not spread and the patient does not infect their loved ones.
  • Fungicides - disruption of fungal cell membranes and disruption of metabolic processes of pathogenic microbial life activities. As a result, the pathogenic flora stops parasitizing and dies.

Step-by-step instructions for using nail fungus drops

Apply medicated drops to fungus-affected nails

Toenail and fingernail fungus drops can be used at home, but before starting treatment, you should consult a dermatologist and perform a topical allergy test by dropping the product on healthy areas to avoid adverse effects. Step-by-step instructions for using the drops:

  • Prepare your feet and hands by taking a hot bath with soap and baking soda. This will help soften the plate.
  • Using personal tools, remove all potentially affected areas with a file and scissors, allowing the drug to go directly to the breeding ground for pathogenic flora.
  • Drop on nails, starting from the contours and working your way to the middle of the nail plate. There's no need to avoid the skin around the focal point, if there are bundles, they'll try to apply the liquid inside.
  • Repeat the process twice a day until healthy plates grow back. Treatment continues until testing clears the pathogenic flora.

Use contraindications

Despite its beneficial properties, fungal drops have the following contraindications to their use:

  • pregnancy and breastfeeding;
  • be under the age of 12;
  • Hypersensitivity to drug ingredients;
  • Wounds and suppuration around the plate.

For the treatment of onychomycosis, not only drops are used; for some types of pathology, sprays, ointments or creams against nail fungus can become effective. They are used to treat certain forms of disease. In the case of complex or advanced pathological forms, it is necessary to take tablets or injections in combination with topical preparations, which affect the disease from within and accelerate the healing process. In extreme cases, use medical or surgical removal of the nail plate.