Is it possible to cure a nail, a fungus that appeared forty years ago?
Fungal spores surround people everywhere. Some of them are constantly represented in the composition of the microflora of the skin and mucous membranes and only if immunity is disturbed begin to multiply actively, causing inconvenience to its carrier.
Insidious and terrible, or what a nail fungus looks like
Externally, the fingernail, affected by the fungus, stronglychanges: it loses its natural shine, thickens, flakes off, becomes friable, acquires a yellowish tinge and, in the absence of treatment, can be completely destroyed.
A person may not notice for a while thatsick with mycosis. Fungus on the legs, the signs of which can be difficult to recognize, sometimes manifests itself with only a slight flaking of the skin of the feet and white coating. It happens that the disease begins with the formation of a small cracks between the fingers or a slight exfoliation of the nail. Defeating the skin and the nail, the fungus makes the structure of the protective covers loose, which contributes to the formation of wounds and hard-healing ulcers. In turn, the wounds can be further infected with bacteria, which greatly complicates the course of the disease.
Than to treat?
Fungal diseases are difficult to treat,since their pathogens quickly acquire resistance to the effects of medications. A sick nail fungus literally eats alive. In the edification of the descendants I will describe my own experience of dealing with an insidious disease. So, practically destroyed nail fungus was found in an elderly relative, who remained the will of fate in my care. The woman first became infected in forty years and, having consulted a doctor, received advice to treat the affected areas with antifungal ointment. Despite the fact that the illness did not pass, until the eightieth birthday, the relative followed the advice of forty years ago, not knowing that fungi quickly lose sensitivity to medical devices and the cream that she uses has long lost its effectiveness. It was in my best interest to defeat the fungus. Therefore, consulting with the doctor, I found out fundamentally important things: fungi can penetrate deep layers of the skin and, given the duration and severity of the disease, local effects alone are not enough. Treatment should be comprehensive: healthy food (cereals, vegetables, dried fruits), vitamins, antifungal tablets, preparations for the restoration of intestinal microflora, hygienic procedures for the feet.
Salt baths for the feet - twice a day.
If the affected fungus is not cured withusing an ointment, it is worth using "heavy artillery". In this case, it was the foot bath with sea salt (or ordinary table salt and several drops of iodine). Dead skin scales and nails were removed with a salt scrub. After the bath the legs were carefully wiped.
Iodine treatment - twice a day.
Since there were non-healing wounds on his legs,We did not use alcohol solution. Remarkable drying and disinfecting effect has a solution of "Betadine", which we treated the affected areas of the skin.
Antifungal antibiotic locally and preorally - according to the scheme appointed by the doctor.
Let's sum up the results
Our hard work has not been wasted. Within three months, healed ulcers on the skin. Six months later, all signs of the disease completely disappeared and new healthy nails grew. Thus, we conclude that even the most neglected case can be treated. It is important only to follow the doctor's recommendations exactly.
We draw the attention of lovers of home self-treatmentto the fact that the fungus never "does not pass by itself". Temporary attenuation of the inflammatory process on the skin - not an occasion to interrupt the use of drugs prescribed by a doctor.