The forecaster promised a hot August and a warm Indian summer-an era of light clothing, and of course sandals. However, such shoes also have their own requirements. Damaged yellow nails look sloppy and they must be hidden in a closed nose. Of course, this will spoil the fun of the summer weather. Fungus is usually the cause of these nails.
This fungus causes onychomycosis-one of the most unpleasant diseases. In addition, contrary to popular belief, it is not safe at all. If the fungus is not treated, it will develop, occupy a large area of human skin, and may even cause damage to human internal organs.
The elderly are in danger
The doctor said that fans of saunas and bathtubs are most commonly infected with nail fungus, and their surfaces are not thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The fungus in these areas is "steamed" and falls off the feet of an infected person, making it easy to attach to another person.
However, you can pick up the fungus in seemingly safe places—for example, at a party. If the owner has nail fungus and the guests put slippers on their bare feet, then they are most likely to be infected.
Once inside the human body, the fungus will develop for a long time, and it is difficult to notice its presence. The first step is to pay attention to the change in the color of the nail plate, it becomes cloudy or yellow, -said the dermatology director of the dermatology department.
Itching between the toes and a pungent odor from the feet. It should be clarified that although the fungus usually appears on the toenails, this does not mean that it is only confined there. This fungus affects the nails on the legs and hands, as well as the skin of the feet, hands, and whole body. Peeling usually occurs on the skin-in the form of plates, rings, and may be floury (when the grooves of the skin are dusted with flour, just like it). There may be bubbles that can purify and burst. The nail will thicken, collapse, separate from the nail bed, and become discolored. In the later stages, even a person's internal organs can be affected.
Men between the ages of 20 and 50 are considered to be at risk for nail fungus because they are more likely to be infected with nail fungus. However, doctors point out that almost anyone can get onychomycosis.
90% of nail fungus is caused by dermatophytes and mold. Dermatophytes are spread through direct contact (especially between family members) and household items. When the immune system is weakened, yeast fungi can cause disease.
In particular, as doctors have clarified, people with weakened immunity can get infected. Therefore, people who are in pre-retirement and retirement age or suffer from chronic diseases are at risk.
To treat nail fungus, just like any other disease, you need to see a doctor. Moreover, you first need to pass an analysis-Gua Sha to determine which disease the patient is suffering from. At the same time, since the heart of the fungus (mycelium) is usually located deep below the nail plate, and its spores are on the surface of the nail, it is necessary to comprehensively treat the fungus.
Lasers, ointments and creams prescribed by doctors are considered effective treatments. Experts believe that pedicure is an assistant to treatment, not just an ordinary pedicure, but a medical pedicure.
The fact is that the fungus greatly changes the nails, making them thicker. This is of course ugly, but the main thing is that this nail shape complicates the treatment because it becomes more difficult to reach the mycelium. Medical pedicure is a preparation for high-quality treatment of nail fungus.
However, experts warn that this kind of pedicure simply cannot be performed in a beauty salon. Removal of calluses, corns, skin cracks and correction of nails affected by fungus, so that follow-up surgery can only be performed in the clinic. To deal with damaged feet, a special kind of equipment is required, which is usually not installed in beauty salons-this is a medical technique. The master who performs this procedure has a medical pedicure certificate, and usually even a medical education certificate.