Before proceeding with the description of how to cure nail fungus, it should be pointed out in general terms that fungal diseases of any organ that cause discomfort and irritation, of course, are better prevented than treated later.
Fungus treatment is often long-term, not always effective if we use loyal traditional medicine. It is possible to harm our health in the case of the use of strong drugs that stop the spread of the fungus in our body.
Symptoms of nail fungus
However, if you have already caught mycosis of the nails and before you are the obvious symptoms of this disease - the separation of the nail plate, the change of a healthy pink color to yellowish spots, crumbling and thickening of the nail, immediately go to a dermatologist in order to get advice and prescribe the correct treatment. Indeed, sometimes a change in the color of nails can be confused with incipient dermatosis, which also obliges you to visit a doctor, but the treatment of nail fungus should not be postponed until later in any case.
Medication for nail fungus
It is quite possible to cure nail fungus at the present time, since modern pharmacology offers in its arsenal a sufficient range of various antifungal agents that can not only kill mycosis, but also persist in the nail plate for a long period, thus helping to shorten the duration of the treatment itself. The average course of treatment is about 2-4 months.
It is possible to cure nail fungus at the level of application of local agents, such as ointments, special varnishes, and so on.
However, in most cases, in order to achieve a 100% optimal result, the procedure is accompanied by a combined treatment, which, according to experts, is considered more productive and takes less time.
Local medicines such as Kanisol, Exoderil, Nizoral, Lamisil, and Mikospor, which is now sold in a set with a waterproof plaster, are applied to the affected nails using a special dispenser and left under a waterproof a plaster for a day. Then, a day later, in a soap-soda solution of a special foot bath, using a nail file, the affected parts of the nail are removed or cut off. This procedure lasts until the new nails grow back completely.
If local treatment is ineffective, then more serious drugs should be prescribed internally, from a series of systemic antimycotics. It can be "Lamisil", "Diflucan" or "Nizoral".
Almost all antifungal drugs have many contraindications. Make sure that you do not suffer from kidney disease, liver disease, and do not use hormonal contraceptives that are not compatible with the use of "Lamisil", for example.
To help internal drugs to cure nail fungus, additional local agents can be used, such as ointments, healing gels and a special antifungal varnish, which, by softening the nail, allows the drug to penetrate deep into the nail plate.
Treatment of nail fungus with folk remedies
It is also possible to cure nail fungus, depending on the depth of the infection, and folk remedies. A fairly wide list of recipes from traditional medicine today can be found on the pages of various sites and forums. The most popular and effective among them is rubbing the feet steamed in hot water with a 70% solution of vinegar essence, and also applying a mixture of a raw egg dissolved in vinegar to the steamed feet.
During the treatment of nail and foot fungus, it does not matter whether medication or folk remedies, constant disinfection of all shoes is necessary. A solution of chloramine or formalin is applied to it and left for a period of twenty to forty minutes. Socks or tights should be washed daily with laundry soap.
Children rarely suffer from nail fungus. Most often, people from 16 years old get sick. The risk of infection also increases with age. People with low immunity, as well as with diseases of the thyroid gland and gastrointestinal tract, are susceptible to the disease.
It is always worth remembering that you can get infected with nail fungus in the pool, in the beach dressing room, in the bathhouse, and refrain from visiting these places during treatment.