Fungal diseases of the legs – mycoses, are considered one of the most common skin diseases. Mycoses affect people of any age, and there are about a hundred different species of fungi that cause this disease. The fungus that appears once on the legs is not very easy to cure, it can poison a person for a very long time his sweet existence. After all, it causes constant itching, the desire to comb the skin in the affected area, and also makes it impossible to wear open shoes.
Fungi are very resistant to various drugs and disinfectants, they can live for more than 5 years in shoes, clothes and other household items. Sick people and their things infected with mycosis can be a source of fungal infection. The fungal disease itself has various forms, the easiest of which is peeling of the skin in the area of the feet. In this case, peeling, slight redness and slight itching of the foot are observed. In conditions of elevated temperature, scuffing and sweating of the legs, the fungal disease becomes more severe – vesicular, when vesicles with transparent contents appear on the legs.
Bubbles itch a lot, burst and form new areas for infection . Very often, fungi are localized between the toes, forming weeping cracks there, surrounded by a whitish horny layer of the skin. In the affected areas, severe itching appears, and sometimes pain in the place of deep cracks. If the fungus is not treated, then over time it affects the nails of the toes, penetrating into an injured or loosened nail, and most often the thumb and little finger are affected. Affected nails become thick, tan, crumble and break.
In the event that only the skin on the legs and less than half the nail plate are affected, you can get rid of the fungus using antifungal ointments, creams and folk remedies. The course of treatment with ointments and folk remedies is quite long, so you can get rid of the fungus on the feet and between the fingers by using them for one month, and treatment on the nails should be carried out until the healthy nail plate regrowth, that is, about one year.
Of the commercially available ointments and creams for combating foot fungus, the following creams have worked well: ketonazole, lamisil, mycozoral, nizoral, pimafucin, loceryl, and also an antifungal nail polish. If the toenails are completely affected by the fungus, then without ingestion of medications, the fungus can not cope. Effective drugs for oral administration are nizoral, lamisil, orungal, mycosyst and griseofulvin, but they should be taken only after getting rid of the already damaged nail plate, which cannot be achieved without the professional help of the surgeon or without the use of special ointments softening the nail. Take drugs only as directed by a dermatologist to avoid possible adverse reactions of the body.
Treatment of the nail plate affected by the fungus is a very time-consuming and expensive process , so you can not start a fungal disease and treatment should begin at the first sign of mycosis. In the initial stages of the disease, it is possible to cure the foot fungus and between the fingers with simple folk remedies. In the treatment and disposal of fungus helps foot baths from urine (urine). It is necessary to pour morning urine into the basin and hold the legs in it for 10 minutes, then wash the feet with water and wipe dry. The entire procedure against the fungus should be carried out at least 2 times a day, and after 10-14 days of using the product, replace it with another. Fungi adapt very quickly to the drug, and it may be ineffective with prolonged use.
The next traditional medicine recipe for fungus is to take a head of onion, clean it and pass through a meat grinder. From the resulting slurry, squeeze the juice and wipe the affected areas on the legs with a cotton swab dipped in onion juice. In this case, it is impossible to wash off the juice until it dries. Instead of onion juice, many people use wine vinegar, it also helps to treat fungal skin lesions between the fingers and feet.
If small watery vesicles appear on the leg , which cause pain and itching, then you need to buy a 35% salicylic ointment in the pharmacy and spread them on the legs, then put on a plastic bag and socks on top of it. It is necessary to wear such “shoes” on your feet until the evening, and in the evening smear the ointment again and also put on a bag of socks. The procedure will have to be repeated for a week, which helps to completely cure the fungus.
You can soften the nail plates affected by the fungus with a piece of tea fungus. To do this, cut a small piece from the tea fungus and attach it to the nail, cover with cellophane on top and bandage with gauze. In the morning, peel and cut off the softened nail, wash the feet in a solution of potassium permanganate and put on clean socks.
In folk medicine, a garlic compress is used to treat the nail fungus, which is very simple to prepare. Peel the garlic, crush it with the garlic and attach the resulting mass to the diseased nail. Keep the compress all night, repeat the procedure until the nail is completely cured of the fungus. Softens the nail plate daily rubbing it with tea tree oil or eucalyptus.
After the course of treatment is successfully carried out, do not rush to calm down. To prevent fungal disease, constantly treat the skin of the sole and interdigital folds with sprays and aerosols against the fungus. Wear only your shoes, never wear someone else’s. After visiting saunas, baths and pools, wash your feet thoroughly and dry them. Use only your towel and other personal care products. And remember, it is best to buy shoes from genuine leather so that it does not create a greenhouse effect favorable for the propagation of fungi. Process the inside of the shoe more often with 30% vinegar or 25% formalin.