People often complain of foot discomfort, itching and burning. This indicates that mycosis or fungus has appeared on the fingers of the fingers. This disease is common and, on average, about twenty percent of people get the fungus.
Mycosis occurs on the skin due to improper hygiene and foot care or frequent wearing of uncomfortable shoes. If you do not notice this in time and do not start treatment for fungi immediately, then you can acquire a chronic nature of the disease.
Causes of finger fungus
People with weakened immunity, vitamin deficiency and metabolic disorders are at risk of catching a similar disease. And also fungus occurs between the toes due to small scratches and active sweating of the feet. After all, disease-causing agents actively multiply in warm conditions with high humidity.
Interdigital mushrooms can be picked up in the pool, sauna, bath or shower (for example, in the gym, at a hotel or at a party). Wearing tight shoes made of bad material affects the development of mycosis on the feet. Tight shoes are especially contraindicated for people with foot problems in warm weather.
You can only get infected from the shoes of a patient who has large mycosis. Each fungus is detected individually, depending on the characteristics of the organism. However, there are signs that the fungus on the toes between the toes is not so difficult.
Signs of fungi on the feet
- Unpleasant and painful sensations, I want to constantly tighten my leg.
- Scaling of the skin on the feet or toes, with a greenish or white tinge.
- Irritated itching, burning, strong tingling in the legs.
- Excessive sweating of the feet, unpleasant odor.
- The presence of small scratches and microtraumas on the skin.
- The skin on the feet becomes thicker, rougher and more unpleasant.
- The skin between the fingers may begin to peel and peel.
- The nails lose their even structure, spots appear on them.
The fungal process develops rapidly on the feet and may not respond to treatment. At the same time, it does not manifest in any way and is in the "sleep" stage. Even with constant treatment of the fungus, remission can start suddenly and so you need to observe how comfortable you feel with your feet and whether the front toes stick to your toes. Over time, the symptoms of the fungus may increase and the skin condition may worsen. It will start rough, dry and corneal, the disease will progress rapidly.
Later, the fungus becomes noticeable on the nails between the fingers of the fingers. How does this happen? The nail thickens, changes color, peels and falls apart. You should consult a doctor in time. Treatment of interdigital fungi begins after the acute period of the disease.
There are different methods and options for treating fungi between the toes. In addition to medicines, use ointments, use traditional medicine recipes.
You are advised to consult a dermatologist. The doctor will tell you how to treat the fungus between the toes, grind the toe if necessary and analyze it using a microscope. Can prescribe fungal treatment with medication.
Such treatment may be systemic. But this does not apply to people with weak liver or have some problems with them. It is contraindicated in young children, the elderly, infants and pregnant women. What drugs are used in this case?
Your doctor will prescribe antifungal medications. Treatment will be beneficial if the doctor's recommendations are followed correctly and the instructions are followed.
If a fungus is found between the fingers, then treatment should not be delayed as it can spread throughout the body.
It is possible to treat fungus between the toes with alternative methods, but do so after a doctor's appointment. Cases of allergies to various substances are not excluded, this should be taken into account during treatment. In the fight against interdigital fungi on the feet you can use folk recipes with different components.
The first option is to treat with salt and soda. These substances are in any home and their purchase is not difficult. How to prepare a solution? Dissolve a tablespoon of salt and soda in warm water, place the feet for 3 minutes. Then rinse your feet with clean water, then put on socks soaked in wine vinegar and so sleep through the night. Pretty soon, there will be a noticeable improvement in the fight against fungi.
The recipe will help you get rid of fungi: Add a teaspoon of ammonia to a glass of water. Stand the compress from the resulting solution at bedtime, wrap it around your leg, put on a plastic bag and lean forward. Soak a piece of soft cloth in this solution, wrap the leg with mushrooms. Repeat no more than ten times.
Container processing.Soak your feet in soapy water, remove the peeling skin with a piece of pumice stone. Clean with a towel, apply tar to the feet: skin, nails, middle digital areas, wounds. Do not wash the tar for an hour and a half and do not wash the feet for two days. Repeat five times.
Press a few peels of chopped garlic and add salt. Rub this place with mushrooms, but gently, not diligently. You can press garlic, mix with salt and apply on the damaged area.
Another popular recipe for treatment. Celandine oil from the pharmacy is suitable as a medicine for the treatment of interdigital fungi. Dip your feet in baking soda mixed with hot water twice a day, then rub your fingers with the oil and the nails along with them. Repeat for a month.
Treatment of interdigital mycosis
Soda, chamomile, compress of nettle and colt mixture, foot baths in salt water, talc (reduces sweating) This is an ideal and acceptable method for treating mycosis of the feet.
When progress has been made in the treatment of fungi, when the symptoms subside, it is time to start a new round of treatment - consolidation of the result. The treatment will give you a positive result if you permanently remove the remaining skin of the foot.
It is here that fungal spores are hidden, causing a new infection and increasing the time required for healing. To do this, you need to soak the skin of the feet, gently rub the dead skin areas with a brush, which will help to exfoliate it.
Wash the brush well after finishing. If you do nothing with the existing fungus, then there is a high probability that it will spread to the nails. It is full of growths that change their color and thicken on the nails. The fungus exfoliates the skin between the fingers, cracks appear, causing pain.
If you start treating the fungus properly, the result will not be delayed. For healthy skin on the feet, do not forget about the preventive effect of this disease. It is better to start with simple but proven measures than to learn how to cure fungus.
Prevention of finger fungus
Prevention will be a high quality health condition - maintaining a healthy diet, stimulating the immune system and taking vitamins.
It is worth checking relatives for the presence of fungus. Familial infection is common among those infected. Pay attention to the shoes - treat them with anti-fungal spray.
Using someone else’s shoes is superfluous. Try not to use someone else's shoes and towels at all - this is basic hygiene that can prevent problems and consequences.
In addition to prohibiting the use of someone else’s personal hygiene items, you should not give anyone towels, hand nails, nail scissors, or foot brushes.
When visiting the pool or sauna, take your shoes with you or buy disposable ones, as you can pick mushrooms in such places. After water treatments, clean your feet between your toes and do not rush to put on shoes - wait until they are completely dry.
Change socks (as well as socks, tights, etc. ) every day so that they are made of natural materials.
In hot weather, wear open shoes to ventilate the skin on the feet. You can prevent fungus by using an antifungal ointment between your fingers. The feet should be clean and dry when using.
Every two months it is necessary to do a pedicure, complete removal of dead skin, which may also contain fungus. This is best done in salons where there is a good level of disinfection equipment. This will help fix the cured fungus.
Mushrooms do not tolerate prolonged high temperatures, even boiling for five minutes. It also does not tolerate chlorine chemicals - this should be taken into account when handling linen and personal care products.