Remove toes because the fungus

Fungal infection, the doctor will try to do everything to save the patient's disease. But the treatment is not always effective. If medicines do not help, have to go to extremes and to eliminate the influence of the fungus on the nails. Do not be afraid: today, this procedure can be done completely painlessly.

Why do I have to remove the nail plate

Mainly fungus (onychomycosis) attacks the big toe. The reason is simple: the main part of the nail is often the shoes. Bacteria trapped in the disc, began to spread and cause damage. The nail can be bent and fingers swelling. In general, a person seeking medical help at this stage: the unsuccessful self-treatment lead to the neglect of the state.


When the fungus-doctor makes a treatment, writing out different ointments, drops. They are designed to kill the root of the disease. If the stage of late, that drugs can get to the goal. Advanced cases require long-term treatment. Difficult treatment can factors, such as excessive sweating of the feet or the individual features of the Shoes.

Use of the drug to the site of infection necessary to remove the affected area. This is the fastest way to get rid of onychomycosis. By removing the plate prescribed in the following cases:

  • infected with at least 70% of the nail;
  • affect the structure of the disc and swelling of the fingers interfere with walking;
  • the infection is not caused the proper growth of the nail.
  • is infected with the root of the nail plate;
  • recurrence.

Because the nail is a protective function to remove it completely dangerous. It could trigger extra infections and cause severe discomfort in the recovery period. In some cases, is required to remove only the surface layer or a certain part of the nail plate.

If, before the fungus can get rid of just medication or surgery, but today was more effective, and painless ways.

Surgical removal, nail

Drastic measures was one of the first ways to deal with damage to nail plates. Today, they are rarely used, except in a small public health services. With the exception of complex and advanced cases. In such situations, you may want to completely remove the nail plate from the bed to open the way for the growth of healthy nail.

Before the procedure the patient is undergoing examination to exclude contraindications:

  • blood clotting;
  • capillary permeability and dilated veins;
  • diabetes mellitus (also affects to stop the bleeding);
  • intolerance to anesthesia;
  • immune system diseases;
  • short-term inflammation and infection (respiratory catarrh, sore throat).

Then specify the day of surgery. The procedure is painful, so anesthesia is mandatory. The surgery itself is quick and simple. The patient should go through the following manipulation:

  • the area is disinfected;
  • the surface is treated with iodine;
  • the harness push the base of the finger;
  • the doctor takes the disc, inserting the tool under it;
  • the nail is carefully separated from the tissue;
  • open wound, apply antibiotic and bandage.

When the anesthesia wears off, patient may feel pain, itching. The first 30 days after surgery is needed rest. This is necessary in order to have healthy nail grew just Lodge. An open wound requires daily care bandaging and applying medication. In the early days probably bleeding, so until the shell is important to prevent new infections.

After surgical removal of the nail, at the time of adaptation, it is better to go to the hospital. This will save you and your family effort dressings protect against new infections. You will always be supervised, and if something goes wrong, the doctor can react quickly.

Treatment at home to use the hospital once a week you need a doctor to keep control over the new nail plate. The amount of nail growth in all individual. The average healthy plate is six months.


This method is also called mechanical. The procedure requires a special device – a mill, which is used in cosmetic manicure. It has a rotating element and replaceable abrasive nozzle. It is important to know that removing a nail is not a cosmetic procedure, and work the router needs a doctor, not a master pedicure.

Cleaning the plate foot has a number of contraindications:

  • diseases associated with blood coagulation;
  • HIV-infection;
  • capillary permeability;
  • diseases of inflammatory or infectious nature.

After a hearing, identify foci of infection, and began to remove. It's quite a long process: one finger can leave for half an hour. During processing, the ground warms up from the friction, but Usually, the procedure is painless. It works as follows:

  • treatment area, and the equipment is disinfected;
  • the nail composition is applied, which facilitates the cleaning of the nail.
  • the doctor consistently remove the Horny layers, to get to the root of the infection;
  • apply the antifungal and antibacterial substances.

A big plus exposure to hardware – time-saving: make clean time. Anesthesia is not required, so no chemicals. Compared to surgical removal is a more gentle method, in which bleeding is rare. Like open wounds, not rehabilitation takes less time and effort is gone.

Laser treatment

laser treatment

This is the modern way to remove the nail, when the disease in his feet. It is the greatest efficiency. Unlike surgical methods, the laser selectively approaches to the problem. The heat wave penetrates into the stratum corneum, the drying of only the relevant components and without affecting the healthy. Depending on the equipment, the waves may be of different lengths and intensity, temperature. This varies depending on the time of treatment.

Session feedback one finger takes 5-7 minutes. Get rid of the pathogen, several sessions will be needed. Sessions are conducted at a frequency of 1-2 weeks. Duration of the course depends on the size and number of lesions.

In some cases, the use of laser impossible:

  • simultaneously with the treatment of cancer;
  • epileptic seizures and other mental disorders;
  • child bearing, breast-feeding;
  • HIV infection.

People with a low pain threshold, it is better to warn the doctor put under local anesthesia. Laser therapy is painless, but the process heat can be felt a strong burning sensation. This is especially clear if the fungus is the lower layers of the nail plate.

This method is characterized by the absence of recurrent disease: the fungus is destroyed completely. Unfortunately, laser therapy is rarely found in public clinics, so it should be treated in specialized centers. The cost of treatment of one finger – more than a thousand rubles.

How to remove nail itself

The modern rhythm of each is not enough time, including a visit to the doctors. And many simply do not trust young doctors. Therefore, the question of, self removal, nail disease of the foot is always relevant. In clinical circumstances, the risk is much lower, but if no other way, so you need to follow the instructions below.

There are a number of good pharmacy tools to remove the fungal plots. Before using them you need to soak the affected toes in a solution of hot water, soap and soda (per liter of water, one teaspoon). The surface layer of the plate is cut down. Drugs aggressively, so to protect the nearby area with a simple patch.

Self-treatment of fungal infections fraught with bad consequences. Don't end up deleted quarrels provoke re-infection. The lack of sterility leads to the spread of the fungal infection. In addition, without adequate disinfection can be used to enumerate the rest of the virus, which re-start the inflammatory process.

Prosthetic nail

After removal of the nail plate remains in an ugly shell. Especially women suffer from more demanding questions of aesthetics. Lost sense of security of the foot, which negatively affects the psychological state. The great disadvantage is felt when walking.

To bring comfort at the time of rehabilitation, you can use the prosthesis nail – set artificial Christmas plate acrylic or gel.

Do prosthetics is impossible: it is necessary that the wound was closed and formed a crust. Should be anti-inflammatory, psoriasis and other problems. The artificial nail is placed only on clean, healthy cover. Before the procedure, be sure to disinfect not only the feet, but also the instruments used.

Not to be confused with prosthetics and capacity. The procedure is similar, but is used of the polymers of different compositions. Use of prosthetic plasticizers to make the artificial nail, flexible and durable. And special ingredients for the treatment of fungal, protects against re-infection. The main antifungal dentures do not fit. But prevention and maintaining the health of the feet of the master.

How to care for nails after removal

Regardless of the method of removal sure to take care of the remaining wound. It is essential for the prevention of inflammatory processes and recurrence of infection. Immediately after removal of the surface disinfected again, apply healing and anti-fungal ointments under the bandage. Then prescribe treatment and topical application, and ingestion.

You need to follow all the doctor's prescription:

  • dressing every day until the wound healed;
  • bandage to keep sterile and dry. If it gets wet, immediately replace;
  • in the early days of strict bed rest;
  • during the walk the weight of the load on the injured leg;
  • at the time of rehabilitation to try to wear shoes, wear clean socks made from well ventilated, natural materials.

If the bed was swelling or abscess, you need to go to the doctor.

Grow healthy nails is not so fast as we would like. After two or three weeks, the wound will heal, and you can slightly loosen the strict control to make prosthetics. The average nail grows 3 mm per month. Due to the physiological characteristics of the organism, the foot this process is slower than the hands. Thus, all plate growth no earlier than six months.

How much is the removal of the nails

Cost will depend on the method of removal, size of the affected area, the prestige of the clinic and area. The modern hospital and its equipment, the higher the price. Surgery is free only in public institutions, under the policy. Other methods require investment.

The average price of laser treatment starts from 2000 rubles. Most health centers are asking 250 rubles for one finger, and a private clinic – 600 2500 rubles per 1 treatment. Some clinic work, depending on lapse of treatment time. The price of a one minute laser usually starts from 500 rubles. The fungus is treated comprehensively, so often all 5 fingers or both feet to make discounts. Yes, the price is high, but if you think about how much money will be spent on drugs for treatment, even if the event of recurrence, the quality of the laser to win.

In summary, we can say that select one of the ways to remove toenail, when the disease is not difficult. The main thing – to adhere to the following recommendations to prevent the return of disease. But it is best to pay attention to the laser treatment. So you can quickly and completely get rid of the infection and minimize the discomfort and other problems.