FUNGAL NAIL is also known as Onychomycosis. Fungal diseases are commonly found in tropical areas and so nail fungus. When you feel that the care of the nails in the salon is not enough to maintain healthy nails, in fact the nail become even brittle, nail fungus disease might have been infected.
The fungus (Onychomycosis) is most often attacks the toenails, though in some cases it can strike the nails of the hands. Typically, a yeast infection started from the bottom or edge of the nail. The symptoms themselves are visible from the discoloration of the nails become somewhat yellowish or whitish, followed by frequent breaks, easily broken, jagged, flaking, smelling, to more dark and dull-colored.
Such as fungal diseases, in general, toenail fungus can be contagious to other nails, or even nails rub off on others. It could happen because people sharing the same things such as shoes, socks and nail clippers.
Although fungal nail spread slowly, should have some precautions to this fungus-infected nail. Prevention of fungal nail includes keep nails short, dry and clean. It will be strongly recommend not to clean nails with nail edges because scrapping could lead to the entry of the fungus. If you do pedicure manicure, it will be recommended to go to good salon to avoid the occurrence of an error while cleaning up the nails.
Treatments for Fungal Nail
For those of you who are already affected by fungal nail and want to have self-treatment so that the fungal nail won’t spread, please follow the steps below:
- Make it a habit to wash the hands after touching the affected fungal toenails so they don’t spread to other nails.
- For painted nails, use good quality remover solution.
- Soak the nails in warm soapy water, then remove the cuticle.
- Clean under nails, rinse, and then fisted with a subtle shine. Then rinse and dry your nails back correctly.
- Give cuticle and massage moisturizing on all parts of the nail
Other than taking care of the nail, the combination of taking oral medication and apply medication topically will definitely speed down the road of recovery of having healthy nail. However, treatment for fungal toenail is relatively slow and it takes for around six to 12 months for complete healing. These medications help the new nail grows and free from infection, slowly replacing the infected nails.
In some cases, even healing does not occur at all when stepping on the 12 weeks. Recurrent infections are very possible, especially if it continues to let her nails in the sultry and humid conditions. Doctors usually categorize this people which requires a systemic anti-fungal. This needs to be done because of the consumption of drugs for a long time could have an impact on liver and kidney function. Even for elderly patients, the granting of a remedy should be exercised with strict supervision.
Surgery of the removal of fungal Nail may also be recommended for severe cases. If the infection is severe or very painful nail, the doctor may suggest for retrieve nails with surgical procedures. Sometimes surgery is used in combination with ciclopirox nail to treat. After the infected nails is loaded, a new nail may grow a bit long though.