Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is the destruction of the nail plate, called onychomycosis. In short, it can be called mycosis. Fungi can live in the air, in water, on plants. Some of them also live in the human body. Treatment is quite complicated, since harmful fungi can survive when ingested and re-infect a person undergoing treatment. Let’s see who falls into the weak risk group of fungal infection.

Fungal diseases appear in sixty percent of people and at any age. It was found that a significant part of patients have mycosis, candidiasis fungi, dermatophytes.

If you do not start treatment at an early stage, this can lead to complications of nail fungus. The pathogen that enters the body feeds on tissues and destroys them. For this reason, the immune system of a person infected with a fungus is destroyed. In case of improper treatment, important areas of the body, internal organs can be severely affected.

Why and in what environment is there a danger of developing toenail fungus?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Weak immune system
  3. Long-term use of antibiotics
  4. Excessive weight
  5. Gastrointestinal disorders
  6. After cancer treatment
  7. Circulatory disorders
  8. Anemia
  9. Warm, closed, humid, airtight environment

In what environment is toenail fungus most often transmitted?

Swimming pools, baths, gyms, common areas. At the same time, foot fungus is transmitted when wearing someone else’s shoes or socks. For this reason, it is not recommended to share shoes or socks, even with your close relatives. Throw away the shoes and socks that you wore during the treatment, in case of repeated wearing, you may become infected with foot fungus again.

Nails are made of keratin, there are no blood vessels in keratin. For this reason, the drug is difficult to reach the affected areas. At the same time, toenails grow back later than toenails and respond to treatment later. Therefore, during the treatment of the fungus, you need to be patient and strictly follow the instructions of a specialist.

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?

  1. Thickening of nails
  2. Nail deformation
  3. Weakening of nails
  4. Strips on the surface of the nail
  5. Easy destruction of the nail
  6. Sensitivity of the nail circumference
  7. Unpleasant nail odor

What points should I pay attention to when treating foot fungus?

  1. Do not walk barefoot in public places, such as gyms
  2. Do toenail care only in safe places
  3. Wipe your feet thoroughly after a bath
  4. Choose the right shoes
  5. Do not give preference to synthetic socks
  6. Give preference to breathable shoes in hot weather
  7. Do not share shoes or socks with anyone.
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