Any disease does not have the best effect on the general condition of the body. The disease “weakens” the immune system and does not reflect in the best way on the appearance. Indeed, an unhealthy person in a crowd can be distinguished by their appearance, especially if they suffer from some kind of chronic skin disease. Eczema is one of those diseases that can bring suffering and severe discomfort throughout life. The disease is expressed by a number of unpleasant symptoms. The affected skin itches and bakes, bubble, rapidly resolving rashes appear on it, microerosions, crusts, cracks appear.
In acute periods, eczematous lesions on the skin look terrible. In the chronic form, eczema proceeds with pronounced relapses and remissions, therefore it gives the patient a lot of trouble and trouble. Very often the disease is localized on the extremities and “captures” the nails .
Symptoms of nail eczema
At first glance, nail eczema may appear similar to psoriasis. It is sometimes confused with shingles or fungus. Correct diagnosis is very important to effectively treat nail eczema. With psoriasis and other nail diseases, defects in the nail plate appear less than with eczema.
The disease begins from the defeat of the nail hole. The nail loses light and becomes dull. The surface of the nail plate begins to peel off, the nail skin disappears. The further, the more the nail undergoes deformation. The nail plate begins to exfoliate. Over time, grooves and pits appear on the nail. Ulcers develop on the finger, around the nail. The nail becomes rough and gray. With a strong lesion, complete rejection of the nail plate is possible.
If you find visible changes in the nail plates, you should definitely seek professional help! An accurate diagnosis can only be established by an experienced doctor after a detailed examination of the patient and laboratory tests.
Treating nail eczema
Only complex therapy, the use of well-selected medications, and compliance with the requirements of preventive treatment help to cure the symptoms of the disease. To maintain immunity, patients are prescribed to take vitamins. Just like skin eczema, nail eczema requires careful monitoring of diet, daily regimen, and personal hygiene.
The doctor chooses individual treatment for each patient. The course of medication is primarily aimed at eliminating the cause of the development of the disease. For local treatment, ointments and lotions are used, which are prescribed by the attending physician.
The use of alternative medicine for the treatment of eczema of the nails is not prohibited, but they should be used only after consulting a doctor. In folk medicine, there are a huge number of recipes for ointments, lotions, compresses, decoctions and other means that help to cope with this disease. As an example, here are two common home treatments for nail eczema.
Salt baths. Baths of sea salt not only do not corrode eczematous lesions, but promote their early healing. To prepare the bath, you need to pour a little water into a basin, add sea salt and dip the diseased limbs there. So sit for about twenty minutes. After that, lightly blot the ulcers with a soft towel and lubricate with a suitable cream or ointment. The procedure must be repeated several times.
Compress from mother-and-stepmother and milk. It is recommended to apply such a compress to the affected areas at night. It is necessary to pass the herb of the mother-and-stepmother through a meat grinder, combine with fresh milk and apply on nails. After that, you can pull on an oilcloth glove or wind a film, and a napkin on top. After a few sessions, the positive results of the treatment become evident.
Fight eczema, do everything possible to prevent exacerbations of the disease that interfere with life. Follow all the doctor’s recommendations and keep the disease under control at all times!