The fungus feet and nails: symptoms, methods of treatment and methods of prevention

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According to statistics, every fourth resident of the Country suffering from a fungal disease of the feet and nails.


The fungus feet and nails (onychomycosis) – a common infectious disease, both among women and among men. Causes of infectious mold can be different – from a weakened immune system from damage your nail layer.


The process begins with the skin of the feet, often with interdigital folds, where the forms diverge and peeling. Typically, the skin slowly begins to blush and her small bubbles appear, which rupture, forming ulcers and diverge. If it is not to prevent "the fireplace" the fungus can gradually spread to the nails. For fungus toenails are an ideal place for reproduction. Nails are composed of keratin – the substance that feed on pathogens of fungal infections. Fungus, hitting the nail plate, grows and multiplies. Gradually, the nail plates glaze over, thicken, gaining uneven surface and are covered with yellow spots. When the nails break, peel, and lose their aesthetic appearance!

The main symptoms

The main symptoms of the fungus feet and nails can be noted:

  • Cracks in the interdigital folds (usually between 1-2 m and 4-5-m fingers);
  • Thickening or thinning of the nail;
  • Itching and burning;
  • Redness and peeling;
  • Delamination;
  • Unpleasant smell from the nails.
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Severe sweating is considered to be the main factor of the formation of fungus on the feet. Therefore, it is necessary for the convenience of the feelings wear only comfortable, well dried and clean shoes. It is recommended shoes to change every day, putting on the same pair, and even through the day. There are other reasons for the occurrence of onychomycosis. For example, damage to the nail layers. If you have a nail loosely connected to the skin, in its cavity can easily penetrate the bacteria, which begin to actively proliferate, and thereby destroys the nails.


The fungus is well spread in a humid environment. Therefore, if Your shoes remains poorly dried, there is a chance to meet with a fungal disease. Following a few simple rules will help You maintain the health and beauty of your feet:

  • Wear only comfortable and definitely good quality shoes;
  • The shoes should be dry and clean. In the pharmacy it is possible to purchase a spray to protect the mold and treat their shoes and feet.
  • In the steam bath, the sauna, in the gym, there is no need to walk barefoot. Take the slate.
  • There is no need to wear shoes with strange feet.
  • After showering, how is it possible and better to wipe the feet, especially between the toes.
  • Manicure needs always disinfect – immerse in alcohol.


In medicine, there is modern way how to get rid of mold – hardware cleaning the nails. Is it sufficiently effective procedure, which will help bring back the beauty of your nails. Using special attachments removable top damaged layer of the nail plates. In this case, gets damaged the nail bed. There is no need to worry and panic. The procedure is painless! The doctor before the procedure, disinfects the surface of the nail plates to anti-fungal ointments and medications to better penetrate inside.

Hardware method of treatment of the mold is appointed on cases, if beaten, more than 60% of the surface. In such cases, the doctor may remove the nail plate. If beaten less than 40% of the nail plate, then it is assigned to a course of drugs-antifungal drugs. Laser treatment is one of the effective methods to get rid of mold and mildew. The luminous flux of the laser instantly kills the fungus and its discussion. Duration of one procedure ranges from 20 to 30 minutes. For the complete deliverance of mold need at least 3-5 laser irradiation. Laser treatment is also as a medical cleaning is a painless procedure.


It is recommended to disinfect everything, what could come into contact with the nail. High temperature is the greatest enemy of mold and mildew. At a temperature of 75 degrees the fungus is killed for 10-15 minutes. Therefore, for disinfection at risk of contracting fungal diseases, it is possible to use exposure to high temperatures. Personal belongings (clothes, shoes, items for the care of skin, nails) – it is recommended to carefully boil and iron. For the disinfection of footwear is also possible to use a one percent solution of formalin, in which the fungus is killed within a few minutes, or with special means for sanitary processing. You should always remember that neglect prevention of mold is very dangerous, because it is not a problem only of men groomed or diseased feet, but even completely healthy people can become infected in any public place.