Fungal infection, or onychomycosis is a common disease. The nail plate of the toes can peel, turn yellow, crack and cause not only external but also internal discomfort. To cure onychomycosis is difficult, especially if you bring the disease to the chronic stage.
Drugs against fungal diseases can not always give a positive result. How to get rid of mildew at home, interested in more and more people are facing the problem. But to self-medicate without a doctor’s recommendation is undesirable, because some ointments have contraindications and can cause adverse or allergic reactions. Much depends on the disease: if the fungus appeared for the first time, to cure it is much easier than running form of the disease. Learn about trouble just, we need only look at his feet. The nail is rapidly changing the structure, the flakes, the build up, the skin around is red, itchy, nail plate can not only change the color (from yellow to brown), but flaky. In addition, it adds an unpleasant smell.
Causes of fungal infections:
- Excessive sweating of the feet;
- Closed, uncomfortable shoes;
- Dampness, dirty water, public baths, saunas, pools;
- Poor health, poor immune system, poor circulation;
- At risk people with diabetes, chronic inflammation or cancer.
Fungal infection can be transmitted through contact with an infected person, so don’t go barefoot in public places and take timely hygiene of the feet. Wash your feet too often is also not recommended. Don’t forget to change your socks, clean shoes. If you avoid infection failed, don’t wait, start treatment immediately.
How to cure foot fungus, ways
To get rid of the infection at the initial and advanced stage will help the nail lacquer – «Flamelet». Paint requires two times a 7 days. The drug is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women. «Lotseril» is analogous to «Ofamerica», treats fungal infection caused by different yeast fungi. «Batrafen» active component «Ciclopirox» able to deal with 58 types of mold, but also has contraindications. Each product requires careful evaluation, do not use varnishes on your own.
Medicinal ointments, creams and gels «Mikosan», «Terbisil», «Captid», «lamisil» or «Clotrimazole» effectively obezzarajivatei areas affected by fungi. After applying, you must wait until the full absorption of funds under the nail. In the long course of infection, can be cured with pills, but keep in mind that some medications affect the internal organs.
Will buy a 9% vinegar solution, soak 0.5 liter on the stove until warm, but do not boil. Pour the essence into a basin, soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with vinegar solution or wiping of the foot is not necessary. The procedure should be repeated every day for about two weeks. Before going to sleep in the wet vinegar socks, put on his feet until the morning. Vinegar solution can be diluted with fresh carrot juice, or add the dried leaves of celandine. Immerse the celandine in a liter of vinegar, soak for several days in a jar then add 5 tablespoons of salt, stir. Time one procedure is 5-10 minutes.
Squeeze or chop in a blender with 6 cloves of garlic, dilute them with vodka or alcohol to the state of viscous slurry, apply to problem areas for 15 minutes. Garlic juice with a spoon of salt can be used as a medicinal lotion – moisten a gauze cloth in the juice with salt, tie to the affected nail at night.
Tar, iodine lotion
Grate coal-tar soap (5g) and mix with a pinch of salt, apply on your nails. Gently bandage fingers, wrapped in cellophane until the morning. The procedure gives the desired effect in 5-7 days. You can make a tar tub – RUB a small amount of soap in warm water, soak in a solution of his feet for about 20 minutes, then treat areas of birch tar. Ointment to remove after 1.5-2 hours with a cotton pad.
You can restrict the lubrication of patients with nail plates with 5% solution of iodine. For best results, shalt the dry leaves of celandine, mix with iodine solution until a thick mixture, use as a healing poultice once a day for 5 days.
You can make a bath with propolis. Add into the bowl one tablespoon of propolis, and atprivate feet in the water a quarter of an hour. The water in the basin should be a little bit – so, to cover affected areas. Soft ties (propolis) can make the fingertip, which will have a bactericidal effect. Prepare a tincture of propolis with alcohol and lubricate the nails. This grate 10 g bonds on a fine grater. To well rubbed, will hold the propolis in the freezer for about 40 minutes. Chopped. transfer to a glass jar and pour 100 ml of alcohol. To withstand the infusion requires 2 weeks, periodically shaking the container.
A mixture of milled sheet of horseradish applied to the nails for 15-20 minutes. The method is effective in the absence of the nail plate.
At the pharmacy you can purchase tea tree oil.
Don’t forget about the properties of hydrogen peroxide. Apply peroxide soaked in cotton wool to the places of infection for 5-10 minutes twice a day and after two or three months you will get rid of discomfort.