Nail fungus; It is an infection of the hands or toenails with fungal germs. It causes thickening of the hand or toenails, color and shape changes and breakage. Nail fungus can cause several different types of fungi. Mushrooms develop in the damp and stuffy environment inside the shoes. Athlete's foot, can prepare the appropriate environment for nail fungus.
What are the findings of nail fungus?
The nail color turns yellow or brown. Nail thickens and grows excessively. There may be a smelly accumulation under the nail. As the infection progresses, the nail may become increasingly crumbly or thick enough to cause discomfort or pain in the shoe.
What are the factors that can increase your risk of nail fungus?
Professions with long legs (soldiers, athletes, miners etc.)
A history of disease that may reduce your resistance to infection or prevent blood flow to your toes (diabetes, circulatory disorder, HIV)
Wearing tight and pointed pointed shoes
Use of common areas such as changing rooms, swimming pool and shower
Wearing the same shoes in a row
Manicure and pedicure with non-sterilized instruments
Barefoot pressing on the ground
Moist condition caused by excessive sweating of the feet
Poor foot hygiene
How is it protected from nail fungus?
For protection from nail fungus:
He should wear comfortable shoes and socks that allow your foot to breathe.
No shoes, sandals or slippers should be worn in shared shower and dressing rooms.
Wash your feet every day. Dry completely.
Wear clean socks every day.
Keep your fingernails short.
Disinfect the pedicure tool before use.
How is cork fungus treated?
The treatment can begin with the removal of the infected nail as much as possible by your physician. This can be done as follows:
Cutting of nails with scissors
Melting with a urea-containing cream
If your infection is mild and limited to a small area of your fingernail, your dermatologist may give you an antifungal cream or a medicated nail polish. If your infection is in a wide area of your nail or in a few nails, your doctor may give you an oral antifungal treatment, such as terbinafine or itraconazole. Both drugs can sometimes cause distressed side effects. Itraconazole can cause serious drug interactions. In very severe cases, if the nail fungus is resistant to treatment, it may be necessary to surgically remove the entire nail.