Symptoms of nail fungus infection are the appearance of brown color on both sides of the nail, swelling of the nails and exposing them to cracking and cracking, and in the worst cases, it may lead to nail fallout, which results in severe pain.
In the event of a minor injury, nail fungi can be treated through transparent creams and nail polishes containing active anti-fungal agents, such as ciclopirox, amorolfine or bifonazole, which can be obtained from the pharmacy without your doctor’s prescription.
For transparent anti-fungal nail polish, it is sufficient to use it once a day, preferably at night.
In case of severe injury, a dermatologist should be consulted. Treatment usually takes a long time, up to several months, for the active substances to eliminate the fungi.
Nail fungi can be fought with some simple home recipes, as trouble can be relieved with apple cider vinegar. For this purpose, vinegar can be applied to nails with a cotton stick. Alternatively, vinegar can be added to the water in a neutral way and put the nails in it for 10 minutes.
Tea tree oil also has an anti-fungal effect. For this purpose, you can wipe the nails with a cotton stick, or add a few drops of oil to the water in a container and place the nails in it.
In order to avoid the transmission of nail fungus infection to others, towels, bedspreads, and socks should be washed frequently and at a temperature of 60 ° C.
In order to prevent fungi, it should be taken into account that the feet do not remain wet for long. They should be dried well after bathing or swimming directly, while not drying out the spaces between the fingers. A slipper should always be worn in the saunas or in the vicinity of the swimming pools.
It is also important to wear comfortable shoes made of well-ventilated materials, as it prevents sweat from the foot, so fungi do not find an ideal environment for reproduction.
Identify the injury
Common in fungi infection is the appearance of a yellow color or a white spot on the edges of the nails and then makes its way under the nail because this region is a fertile environment for the growth of fungi, then some symptoms such as lines on the nails begin and the thickness of the nails begins to increase. Sometimes the nail cracks and falls out. If you see any of these symptoms, you should go to the doctor immediately.
Take care to dry hands and feet
Fungi prefer dark humid areas, so be sure to dry your toes after each exposure. Also, socks and rubber gloves make the environment suitable for the growth of fungi so they should be exchanged wearing day after day with good ventilation. You should buy an antifungal powder and spray it on your feet before wearing socks and sprinkling some inside the shoes.
Cleansing the socks
When washing socks, apply an antiseptic solution to rinsing water to eliminate fungi,
because the fungi travel through the socks to make you infected again, and so on.
Protecting nails from breakage
When you collide with things and break your nails, this opens the field for fungi to infiltrate under your nails.
Increase the strength of the immune system
Strong immune system eliminates fungi You should eat foods that increase the efficiency of the immune system, which contains zinc and vitamin A.