"Myths" and "truth" about the fungus
Nail problems? Do you still think this is not serious? Learn the truth about fungal diseases - you need to act now.
Finally, the city is summer! I want to wear sandals, clogs and sandals. But if strange cracks and spots appear on the nails, and between the toes there is a suspicious itching, redness and peeling, it seems that you will have to refuse open shoes ... As well as a beauty salon, beach and gym ... Perhaps you have not thought about this yet, but such problems with nails and skin can be dangerous to health - these may be symptoms of a fungal infection - a disease about which there are a variety of (and often conflicting) myths.
Here are just a few of the most common fungal myths:
Myth number 1: "Fungus is not scary." In fact, a fungal infection is a serious illness. Without treatment, it will progress and lead to unpleasant consequences, such as, for example, deformation of nails. At the same time, every day you will pose a threat to family and friends, at the risk of infecting them with an infection.
Myth number 2: “Curing a fungus is easy.” Fungal infection is an insidious disease. Itching can pass after a few days of treatment, but this does not mean that you have completely recovered. The duration of treatment of the fungus can reach 6 months, until a clean healthy nail grows.
Myth number 3: "The fungus is forever with you." So say people who tried to treat the fungus, but, not having a quick result, decided that the disease was not treated at all. In fact, the fungus can be cured if it is treated sequentially and correctly, following expert recommendations.
Myth number 4: "A fungus is something shameful." Many believe that a fungus is something unscrupulous and they are embarrassed to discuss their disease even with loved ones. In fact, there is nothing shameful that you get sick with a fungus. You are not embarrassed by a cold? The fungus is also an infection that is transmitted from person to person, and any of us can catch this infection. Rather, it’s a shame not to treat the fungus, but to hide problems with the nails, for example, under a manicure.
They've figured out the myths, and now it's the truth about the fungus.
The main fact that all experts recognize is that a fungal infection must be treated. Moreover, this must be done on time, when the first signs of the disease are detected. And before starting treatment, you need to take tests and determine what your fungal infection is: epidermophytosis (fungal disease of the feet) or onychomycosis (fungal disease of the nails).
You can get rid of the fungus only after completing the full course of therapy: the treatment of fungal skin diseases lasts on average
If no more than 1/3 of the nail plates are affected and no more
Among the well-proven drugs against all the main pathogens of skin and nail fungal infections, the sales leader is the antifungal drug
It is also very important to observe hygiene rules during treatment. This will help make the treatment more effective, as well as protect relatives and friends from the fungus. Disinfect everything that comes into contact with the fungus: be sure to clean the floors, walls, shower or bathroom inventory, as well as personal items: shoes, skin and nail products. Use only individual slippers and towels during treatment. Remember to change socks, stockings and tights daily. And yet, regularly remove the affected parts of the nails with manicure nippers or a nail file, helping the drugs penetrate the nail and fight the infection.
Note that in order to get rid of the fungus, you need to be treated carefully, strictly adhering to the recommended course of therapy. Even if the symptoms of the disease have disappeared, do not interrupt the treatment! Be patient - the reward is healthy nails and clean skin.
1. Retail audit of finished drugs in the Russian Federation. Market of external antifungal agents. Period January 2011-February 2012, market share 40%. LLC "IPM Health"
2. Sergeev A. Yu. Et al. “New concepts of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of onychomycosis. Immunology, Allergology, Infectology ", 2007, No. 3.
3. Annemarie Polak, kinetics of Amorolfine in human nails, Mycoses 36,
Registration number of the drug: Reg. Number: П №011273 / 02, 011273/01 number of legal coordination RU1206041627
There are contraindications for use. It is necessary to consult a specialist.
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