Fungal diseases of the feet
Fungal legs diseases today can be called a disease of civilization.
Fungi and their spores are everywhere - in the air, in the soil, on the skin of each person. A healthy body is in symbiosis with a fungus. But it is necessary to change the terms and fungus immediately violates the "neutrality".
Some have learned to perceive the fungus on his feetphilosophically, as a given. From it still can not get rid of, so why wasting time, money and nerves! Others may be happy to join the fight, but shall in advance, having read that victory can not be easy and fast. In the end, everything turns into a real thriller, where the "villain" did not even consider it necessary to hide and produces decent people open, slowly and painfully.
"Survive" fungus is really not so simple. Only a qualified technician can solve this problem.
The development of the disease
The impetus for the development of the disease can not serveOnly poorly chosen shoes, providing high temperature and sweating of the feet, but also endocrine diseases of the pancreas and thyroid glands. He loves fungus and body areas with disrupted blood supply. An important factor in opening the way disease is the weakening of the immune system, thus activates the whole flora living in the human body, and usually do not cause disease.
Typically, the disease begins with the foot skin - there is peeling, the skin between the toes becomes cracked and white film. There are cracks and rough skin growths on his heels.
The defeat of the nail plate
If while no action is taken, there is adefeat nail plates. Nail plates are yellow and are often peeled off from the nail bed. Sometimes the nails colored spots appear, they become cloudy. However, similar symptoms can occur in a variety of diseases not related to fungal infection. So, before you prescribe medication, it is necessary to confirm the diagnosis by examining the affected area under a microscope or culture sowing.
Most often considered fungus ascosmetic defect. However, the problem lies in the fact that the affected nails is a constant reservoir of fungal infections that can spread throughout the body, affecting even internal organs.
Treatment of fungal infections of feet
To prevent the occurrence of fungalnail infections, you need as soon as possible to do the treatment of fungal infections of the feet. Previously, the fungus treated by treating the affected area with antiseptics, or folk remedies. Now there are many drugs with which initially can get rid of athlete's foot (in the absence of pathology of the internal organs).
Difficulties arise if the disease has already affected nails or lesions were hyperkeratosis (increased keratinization) on the skin of the feet. In this case, treatment must be complex.
It should include antifungalmedicines - if there are no contraindications to their destination. In this case, if necessary, the patient should receive a highly qualified advice gastroenterologist or endocrinologist (if indicated).
The second important step in the complex treatment of fungal infections is the mechanical removal of the increased keratinization of the skin or nails. To date, using multiple techniques.
The most common is the dissolutionspecial fluids in the home of the upper layers of the nail, or increased keratinization of the skin. However, it is quite a long and exhausting work that requires a lot of time.
Less common recently become the surgical removal of the nail plate. Abroad by this method has long been abandoned. In Russia, it is still used (though it has a number of complications)
The fastest, safest and painlessmethod of mechanical removal of increased keratinization of the skin or nails - is a hardware method ( "medical pedicure"). This method, using a special machine equipped with a variety of devices made grinding, filing nails, removal of excessive keratinization of the skin, calluses removal, etc. When polishing the nail surface is leveled and removed the layers affected by the fungus.
And if the doctor has determined that your case willonly enough local treatment (application of varnishes, creams) - what will be affected nail thinner the fabric, the more contained in the lacquer or cream active ingredients will penetrate better into the extracellular space of the nail plate.
Therefore, the "medical pedicure" save you fromlong and exhausting work at home. After all, only a trained technician can determine the precise point where you want to stop, so as not to traumatize the nail bed.
Only a comprehensive approach to solving this problem, allowing you to quickly and safely get rid of the fungus.