Than to treat a fungus of fingernails or nails on legs or foots - the review of medicines and ways of struggle against illness or disease

Nail fungus is an insidious infection, transmitted from person to person, affecting the skin of the legs and nails. It can be caused by various kinds of fungi. Infection is not fatal, but dangerous because it can pass from the toenails of the toes and into the hands, and also spread into the inguinal and axillary areas.

types of nail fungus on the legs

Nail fungus on the legs: symptoms

At the initial stage of the lesion the nail fungus on the toes is almost invisible and does not cause any inconvenience. Then there are such signs of nail fungus on the legs as a thickening of the nails, changing their color( the nail plates become opaque), jagged edges, crumbling and complete destruction of the nails. It often happens that the fungus initially settles on the skin of the feet( causing flaking, itching and burning), and only then it migrates to the nails. Sometimes thumb nail fungus can initially develop, which if not treated subsequently spreads to the rest of the nail plate.

Depending on the stage of the disease, the nail can take a different color: gray, white, yellow, brown, and sometimes even black or greenish. The disease needs compulsory and timely treatment! It can lead to a complete loss of nails.

Treatment of foot nail fungi

Today, there is a wide variety of different drugs designed to destroy nail fungus on the legs: pills, ointments, creams, solutions, varnishes and more. The most effective treatment is the combination of several agents with each other. This follows from the need not only local( ointments, solutions, creams and varnishes) to affect the fungus, but also the systemic( injections and pills).

In particularly severe and neglected cases, when neither systematic, nor local treatment, nor a combination of them, the doctors raise the issue of surgery - removing the nails affected by the fungus.

But such therapy does not guarantee absolute certainty that there will be no relapse.

Nail fungus on the legs: medicines

Today, the popular schemes that help cure the fungus on the nails of the legs , for example, such drugs as Rumikoz and Lamizil. Doctors call such a system of healing pulse therapy. Rumikoz appoint 200 mg.twice a day for a week. After this, the reception is interrupted for 21 days, after this period, a seven-day reception is again followed by a break. Do at least three such seven-day courses. Lamisyl is prescribed for 250 mg.everyday. Similar effective treatment of foot nail fungus requires for a long time - three or even six months.

Other remedies for foot nail fungus

  1. Nail fungus on legs:

nail fungus lacquers Special lacquer medicinal products are able to penetrate the nails and destroy the infection. Varnishes are applied to the affected nails with a thin layer after preliminary cleaning and removal of the most part of the affected nail plate. It is done once a day, and once a week the lacquer is removed with the help of a special solvent, after which the cleaning and removal of the affected material is carried out.

  1. Treatment with ointments

Apply Nizoral, Unisan, Candid, Zalain, Exoderil, Lamisil, salicylic ointment, zinc, sulfuric ointment, Chinese ointment.
Applying ointment is recommended not only on the affected areas( nail or skin), but also on nearby areas.

  1. Treatment of fungus with creams

Apply such creams as Exoderyl, Lamisil. They do not have too many side effects and they are quite effective. Before the application, a sweep is done with a saw and scissors. Creams are applied twice a day. Terminate their use should be only two weeks after the disappearance of all signs of the fungus. This helps to avoid relapse.

  1. Nail fungus on the legs: tablets

Tablets usually treat already nail fungus launched on the feet, when local therapy is useless and systemic treatment is required. Apply ketoconazole, itraconazole, griseofulvin, cotrimazole and others. They are prescribed from 1 to 3 pieces per day.

Warning! Treatment with pills is too aggressive therapy. It should not be conducted without medical supervision. Antimicrobial drugs have a toxic effect on the liver and other organs. In addition, it is always necessary to take into account the mutual influence of the drugs taken together and the change in their properties: the joint use of certain drugs is unacceptable.

Do not forget that if favorable conditions are created for the illness( legs are often in a warm and humid environment), it can return. For the prevention of disease, always follow the rules of personal hygiene. After all, to enter the infection you do not need much - just simply wipe your feet with your own towel!