Fungus on big toe – a condition that can happen to anyone. It is not only for the change in appearance of the nail, but in the itching, pain, redness. Your finger may swell, will appear edema, circulation will be obstructed. For research this condition is called "onychomycosis" and if you ran into him, you need to for treatment because it will not work.
The disease begins with a slight discomfort, the patient first is not paying attention. This may be a slight itching, tingling. After some time there are visible changes in the appearance of the nail plate. At this stage the majority of patients understand that they need treatment. The nail plate becomes not as shiny as in the healthy soil, then it becomes yellow or gray shade. Nails become brittle, may crumble, eventually darken. Fungus damage to the blood vessels under the nail plate causing the nail to turn black. In a later stage is the unpleasant odor, you may have a fever, the patient feels overwhelmed and weakened. For a fungal infection often associated bacterial, which is characterized by purulent discharge beneath the nail, more high temperature and need antibiotics.
Fungus infection in 90% of cases starts with the thumb. There are a number of reasons. For the first time, a finger is often in contact with the shoes. Second, the mechanical effect on him still stronger. As a result, the occurrence of cracks, blisters and other damage. Damage to the skin, the minimum open the door to fungal infection. If you want to start treatment immediately at the first symptoms, stop the disease can be much faster. If you do not immediately treat nail fungus with thumb vertuntur great on other nails, interdigital space, and even the foot.
The characteristics of the treatment:
Start medication only after consulting with your doctor first.
If you are not a supporter of folk medicine, and the disease not far advanced, you can do it only local treatment. For this, pharmacists have developed a special varnish and antimycotic solutions.
Varnishes are composed of a substance (most often amorolfine) to disrupt the structure of cell membranes of the fungus.
Before medication, you should read the package leaflet that describes the scheme of the application. Despite the fact that there is a happy look basically the same to use them solely in accordance with the recipe
To make the nail look more aesthetically pleasing, at the top of the treatment of nail Polish can be used regular nail Polish.
The most commonly used medications for nail fungus treatment is creams and ointments. In the composition of different substances, which are actively fight against the fungal infection. Used on pre – prepared nails - steamed, cleaned and dried.
The cream is easy to use and treat a variety of painlessness and reliability. It is usually sufficient to apply any of the creams in the morning and in the evening. Work fast, be sure to soak feet in water with soap and baking soda for 15 minutes, then dry all damaged areas and remove mortuus skin. Special nail file to remove the top damaged part of the nail. Remember – the deeper you can penetrate the cream, the more effective will be the treatment.
In the advanced stage of local treatment adds internal. Pills, that are actively struggling with fungi, are the many contraindications and side effects. Therefore, before completion, be sure to consult with your doctor.
Most of these medicines cannot be used for the treatment of children and those patients who suffer from liver or kidney insufficiency. Some of the medicines that can interact with drugs against athlete's foot, so put your doctor on notice if you also take other pills (including contraceptives).
Pills, nail Polish, creams and ointments there are many other drugs. For example, sprays, powders, medicated plasters. Modern medicine can not only quickly destroy the fungus, but also accumulate in the tissues for a long time, to protect them from infection.
If the hard stage of the nail fungus cure without medication difficult, from the initial stage of control, also folk remedies. For those who want to be treated more natural remedies or have contraindications for treatment with medication.
Coffee is not only aromatic beverage. This is also an effective remedy for nail fungus on the big toe. The ability to destroy the fungus was seen many years ago, and since then a huge number of people who have been able to get rid of this disease, which makes the bath or by the use of masks in the affected areas. Most often treatment with coffee survive as:
Coffee contains many beneficial oils, vitamins and biologically active substances. So, not only fights against illness, but also actively care for the skin and nails.
Vinegar is a great solution for the rapid destruction of the fungus. You can add it to foot baths, lubricate the nail plate, that compresses. However, vinegar is a fairly strong acid, upon contact of the skin which may burn, the pain and the small wounds. Therefore, avoid the use of undiluted vinegar on the skin.
Don't forget that vinegar is essentially a different power. The strongest – 70%, but often used regularly 9% Apple cider vinegar.
To therapeutic baths with vinegar, heat water to 50 ° C and add to each litre of water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar. Or these trays can be used 2 times per day, but remember, vinegar is a very dry skin, so it must be lubricated with baby cream. The use of special antifungal creams after the acetic bath, lotions or compresses will accelerate the healing process.
Treatment is necessary only natural Apple cider vinegar.
Soda in high concentrations can erode the skin, so if you decide to use a paste of wet baking soda, close the skin around the nail with a band-aid. Also the soda can be added to solutions for baths. Itself is recommended, a herbal bath with the addition of soda. Add to each a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda and soak your feet in it for 20-30 minutes. Coat the damaged area with a fungicidal cream, but the rest of the skin-oily baby cream.
That the application of iodine to the nail plate makes it more sturdy, all he had heard. But iodine is not only able to strengthen nails and heal them from the initial phase of the fungus. With the help of a cotton swab with iodine to cover all nails, including healthy – this is done to prevent. Usually after a few hours of iodine is absorbed, which shows the lack of iodine in the body. In this case, apply the iodine with a second layer. This procedure is carried out 2 times a day.
Iodine can also be added to foot bath, mix with plain warm water or herbal solutions.
Garlic – a natural antibiotic. He successfully destroys harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. Therefore it is used to treat fungus on toenail big toe is to a large extent justified. In addition to the is completely safe product is available to all. Garlic is used either in single form or in combination with other products.
If you are allergic to garlic, do not treat the fungus in this way.
The perfect vitamin remedy that should be in every home. Unfortunately, today the spread of Kombucha decreased, but some homes can still be seen. Kombucha is a repository of useful biological ingredients, vitamins, minerals. The enjoyment of this drink, you increase the resistance, so that the body quickly overcomes the fungus. The fungus produces special enzymes, which destroy fungi, therefore, making gadgets, this helpful fluid, you will quickly cope with the disease. Kombucha is preferable to use a complicated treatment, so as to completely cure the fungus, it can only in the initial stage of the disease.
Cheapest fungus treatment – with potatoes. For the preparation of the potato, therapeutic weight, take potato peelings and boil in water. Consequently, the soup use trays for. After the procedure, wipe your feet and put on warm socks. This procedure should be performed at least once per day.
An antifungal ointment will accelerate the healing process.
Ammonia is used either pure or as a part of the solution. The use of cotton buds can cause the ammonia to the nail plate and leave to dry. You can also add to foot baths. Remember that you need to avoid getting alcohol on the exposed parts of the skin.
Or successfully treat the nail on the thumb with traditional methods, depending on in the first place, from the patient's body and its immune system, as well as the stage of the disease. But in any case the treatment will be long enough – even after the lifting of all the symptoms, the risk of recurrence is quite high. Therefore, therapy is carried out in some cases within a period of six months.
In the initial phase it is easier treatable. Sometimes it is enough during the week to anoint the sick nail fungus ointment, to do a few baths with iodine or salt, and the disease will retreat. They can be managed only by traditional methods, but it is better not to take the risk and go to the doctor. A simple swab will determine the causative agent of the disease, and the doctor is not wrong in prescribing. You can treat fungus when a bacterial infection (or vice versa), which will exacerbate the disease.
It is important to avoid spreading the fungus to other toes, so that just in case, handle and other polishes (if not the ointments, creams or sprays, at least in iodine).
In the middle stages when damage to the nail noticeable with the naked eye home treatments should be taken only as a whole. For poultices, scutras and comprimit you need to add special medical ointments. Only that you will not "pound" mold in the interior and quickly deal with it.
In advanced cases, treatment, which includes not only the traditional methods, ointments, creams and baths, but also the adoption of specific antifungal tablets that the doctor prescribes. In severe cases, a surgical operation, it is necessary – removal of nail, laser, mechanical anesthesia or special chemicals. Sometimes severe stage of the big toe nail fungus requires hospitalization and respect for bacterial infections – long-term treatment with antibiotics.