Advice 1: How to identify nail fungus

Fungus of the nail, or onychomycosis – the disease is very unpleasant, requires timely action and long-term treatment. In order not to waste precious time, better define the presence of the fungus in the first stages.
How to identify nail fungus
Instruction
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Select as many features characteristic of the initial stages of onychomycosis. It can be burning and itching of the skin near the nail, flaking, the appearance of microcracks expressed tuberosity, a slight thinning of the nail plate, the appearance on its surface white, grayish or yellowish spots.
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Check the development of fungal disease serious stages. This is evidenced by the thinning or destruction of the nail, the sensation is very unpleasant odor, discomfort. Such signs can cause a doubt that the nails prone to running onychomycosis.
The vast majority of cases, the skin around the affected nail also has a very unhealthy appearance. It is very coarse like corn, covered with scales and has a slightly bluish tint.
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Remember, did anything to contribute to the infection of the nails by a fungus. Often this happens in public places – on beaches, in pools, in baths. If you use someone else's Slippers, washcloth and other items, the risk of infection increases. Development of onychomycosis also contribute to the fading of the skin, excessive sweating feet, poor cleanliness, and sometimes varicose veins.
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Consult a dermatologist for advice. Only a specialist can accurately determine the presence and type of fungal disease. In addition, he will appoint the right treatment relevant to one stage or another.
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Fungus of the nails, usually immediately noticeable. But in the initial stages of onychomycosis can be easily confused with ordinary subungual hematoma. It often occurs in athletes, Jogging or active walking. Treat damage and watch him for a few days. Hematoma quickly disappears with proper care, treatment and selection of the new, more comfortable shoes.

Advice 2 : How to recognize nail fungus and

Mycosis – a disease infectious nature. The fungus infection most often occurs in the sauna, the pool, in hotel the bath or shower. A fungal infection loves damp and warm places. To catch it even in your own shoes when you have on the skin of the feet have small cracks, plus it is wet from sweat socks.
How to recognize nail fungus and
Instruction
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The first signs of fungal infection appear on the skin of the feet, often in the interdigital folds, manifested by redness (hyperemia), itching, burning, formation in the folds of ulcers and cracks. A fungal infection without treatment safely moved first to the nails of the feet and then hands. Nail plates appear foci of infection, changing their color, they turn yellow, thicken, they are a bundle. Nails covered with various seals and growths.
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With the appearance of hyperemia, itching, changes in fingernails you will need to consult a dermatologist or a doctor-mycologist. Only a specialist can inspect the skin and nails, to assess any changes and optionally to carry out the necessary diagnostic scrapings of tissue for research on a fungus.
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In the treatment of a fungal infection apply highly effective drugs, both local and General action. Treatment of the fungus is a rather lengthy process and is usually from 6 months to one year. The fungus from the skin with a regular application of the ointment disappears after a month, but on the nails it can stay for almost a year. A prerequisite for full recovery is good hygiene of the feet. All personal hygiene items must be individual to all members of the family.
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To protect skin and nails from the spread of the fungus, you can do foot baths with Apple cider vinegar in a small amount. You need to treat affected areas on the skin and nails with tincture of propolis or tea tree oil.
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In the local treatment of fungal infections of nails are used in different antifungals (antifungal drugs) in the form of a solution, ointment or cream. Apply the following remedies: nizoral, Esterel, kenison, mikospor. Ointment is superimposed on the affected skin and nails and is left for 24 hours under a waterproof band-aid. In the treatment of nail fungus is widely used lucky: 5% loceryl, 8% batrafen and other. With ineffective local treatment of the dermatologist appoints the General steps antifungals (diflucan, Orungal, nizoral).
Useful advice
After recovering from fungal skin or nail disinfect all the shoes, so as not to get infected again, since spores of the fungus persist long in the environment.

Advice 3 : How to recognize fungus on my feet

Statistics show that every fifth Russian citizen found a fungus of the feet. The most common disease of this type is the athlete. The lesions affected skin between the toes, on the soles and nails. But how do you know, is not settled whether on your toes cunning fungus?
How to recognize fungus on my feet
Instruction
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The fungus usually appears first on one leg and only after some time on the other. It most often manifests itself as an itching and peeling. Then the affected skin of the foot or sides of the fingers formed small bubbles. They over time burst and form erosion or turn into dry crusts. If the pathogen develops on the feet long enough, the disease affects the nails. They appear yellow spots and stripes. Then the nails become thick and loose, begin to stratify and crumble.
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However, it cannot be expected that different fungal species will behave the same way. The most common symptoms of infection different types of fungus are different. So, when dermatophyte for a long time may not be any symptoms. But at this time the fungus is already at their work of destruction.
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It happens that the nail fungus is gradually moving from the inner side of the nail plate to the surface. But if he trichotomy, that is, on the contrary, from the surface inwards and gradually causes the detachment of the nail from the nail bed. These fungi do not give the yellow color of the nail plate, and white.
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Fungus skin feet sometimes first appears as a small yellow pustules. But if there is infection with Candida (yeast), a very much inflamed spot wrote the nail, the nail plate becomes lighter or greenish-brown, quickly destroyed.
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One of the most common fungal diseases is rubromikoz. When it affects the skin and nails. It can be determined to diagnose color. Take the potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate) and dilute with water to slightly purple. Put in the mortar leg and wait a bit. After some time the healthy part of the nail becomes brownish. But affected by the fungus areas will remain bright.
Note
Another name for foot fungus – athlete's foot. The causative agent is a parasitic fungus. Predisposing factors for the development of symptoms of foot fungus: microscopic cracks on the feet and between the toes, which often develop due to excessive sweating in this zone. In addition, violation of the integrity of the skin can occur due to dry skin on the feet
Useful advice
Foot fungus of the feet. About foot fungus many people recognize when you need medical help, or are already starting aesthetic and physical torment. But this flippant attitude is ungrounded, because the foot fungus, like any neglected disease that threatens more serious problems. For example, many types of fungus foot synthesize toxic substances, which means that the body will accumulate toxins.
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