Itching, flaking of the skin around the nail and, finally, changing the nail plate are clear signs of fungal attack. It breeds well in a warm and humid environment, so people who are prone to sweating feet, will bring him all the conditions for existence. Sneakers, shoes made of artificial materials, synthetical socks - this is what you need a fungus for perfect well-being.
For profilakitiki fungal diseases, you need, of course, to fight with sweating feet and observe the rules of hygiene: do not use other people's towels and shoes, and do not walk barefoot in the baths and swimming pools. It is necessary to have two pairs of shoes in order that one of them has time to dry properly and to be ventilated before use. Socks should be changed every day, and for individuals with a strong sweating - twice a day.
But if the fungus has already manifested itself, how can one fight it?
We use varnish from a fungus of nails
One good effective means is the nail polish. Such drugs include Batrafen, Lotseril and Demikten. They, however, are not cheap, but they are convenient to use and effective. This means about an equally broad spectrum of action. They treat different types of fungi and have antibacterial properties.
Lac from the fungus nails penetrates for several hours deep into the nail plate, reaching the nail bed. Destroying the cell membrane of the fungus, it prevents its further development. The intensity of its effect depends on how much the nail is hit. After 2 weeks on the nails of the legs and a week later the largest concentration of this substance is created on the nails of the hands.
For better penetration of the varnish into the nail plate, it is first cleaned of fat with an alcohol-wool soaked in alcohol, and then with a special attachment (it is sold together with the varnish), the nail is treated all over the surface. Apply the varnish from the fungus once a day, then, in a month - twice a week and a month later - once a week.
The general course of treatment will take 3 to 6 months for the nails of the hands and up to 12 months for the nails of the feet. Do not worry if after burning with nail polish you will feel a burning sensation. This is an acceptable reaction.
Varnish against nail fungus can not be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers. It is contraindicated for children.
By the way, if your nails are affected by a fungus, then do not use decorative nail polish. It does not protect the fungus, but the condition of the nail plate can worsen.
Do not forget that the nail files for treatment of the affected nail are not used for care
Carefully read the instructions for each kind of varnish, since the dosage and the way of nail treatment, for different types of this product, may differ.
And the last, the most important advice: before applying the antifungal lacquer, do not forget to consult a doctor! Only he can decide how effective this treatment will be for you.