Embarrassed to wear open shoes, go for a swim in the pool, or just walk barefoot on the green grass, because you have nail fungus? Disease, to say the least, unpleasant, but that's no reason to "pack" all year round your feet in hot socks and closed shoes. How to treat fungus of the toenails, and how to protect yourself from re-defeat?
Nail fungus in medical language is called onychomycosis.
It is important to carry out laboratory diagnostics to confirm onychomycosis , as the fungus often confused due to the similarity of clinical manifestations of diseases of non-fungal nature!
Treatment of nail fungus is a lengthy process, on average, it takes 3 to 12 months. This duration is due to the fact that the infection persists for a long time in the layers of the nail, and its eradication requires full update records.
Uncomplicated forms of the fungus amenable to medical treatment with pills and ointments and specialized solutions. As active substances of drugs are used Ciclopirox or Naphazoline. If the disease is complicated, apply the Itraconazole , Terbinafine or fluconazole. In severe cases, the nail plate is completely removed.
Are there any effective folk remedy for fungus toenails at home? Yes, and a lot of them.
A tablespoon of ammonia diluted in 200 milliliters of water. Moistened cotton pad or gauze in the solution, wrap the nail, put on the fingertip or fix the compress with a bandage. To do the procedure better before going to sleep at night, the duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disease.
Homemade ointment for nail fungus is prepared simply. One fresh raw egg, take a tablespoon of vinegar, olive oil and a teaspoon of dimethyl phthalate. Thoroughly mix all ingredients. Ointment application the method is applied on the nail (by the band and cellophane), it is better to do for the night. After a few treatments significantly improve condition of the nails, treatment should continue until complete recovery. Ointment stored in the refrigerator.
Important to apply the tool, using a cotton swab, damaged nails several times a day for 4-12 weeks, depending on the stage of the disease.
Should be lubricated twice a day nails the tool, and after a couple months the nail will be completely healthy.
Onychomycosis - the disease is contagious, it spreads easily from infected person to a healthy. If you have a fungus, protect it from household!
Nail fungus - the disease is insidious. It is easy to catch and easy to cure. However, modern medicine combined with folk remedies and prevention - a good helper in this case.