In the summer-beach season we talk about mycoses - fungal diseases of the feet.
Unfortunately, mycoses are very common, and many people turn to the doctor, feeling something unpleasant on the skin of the feet. Where, how did they get the disease? Let's see.
Mycosis of the feet is caused by specific pathogenic fungi that multiply rather quickly. First of all, they attack the feet, prone to sweating. Due to the constant humidity of the epidermis softens, steamed, and the fungus is not at all difficult to penetrate between the softened scales of the epidermis and settle in the skin.
What leads to the spread of mycosis? First, poor drying of the feet after washing, especially between the toes, wearing too tight shoes, rubber shoes.
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Where can I get the disease? In the baths, showers, pools, in the baths of hotels, dormitories and even in his own bath, if it was used by a person with mycosis. And, of course, other people's slippers.Let you have some light, soft slippers in your purse so that when you come to someone's house you don’t have to wear other people's slippers, especially if you know that there are patients with mycosis among the hosts.
First, on the plantar part of the foot, and especially often, almost always between the fifth and fourth fingers, small peeling foci appear. Then near the small bubbles arise, which, not bursting, dry up in crusts.
If you do not immediately begin treatment, the focus spreads, their borders become inflamed. There is swelling, redness, purulent bubbles. Painful cracks appear between the fingers, which eventually turn into erosion. During this period, the patient is worried about pain, itching, and the temperature may even rise. If the nails are affected, they become crumbling, muddy, thick. Under the nails accumulates a large number of tiny scales full of fungi.
In some patients, small foci of rash can spread throughout the body. It is an allergy to the fungus. Of course, not every patient has all the signs.
Maybe so, for example, for a year, a person suffering from mycosis is worried or not even worried about the slight peeling of the skin of the feet.And suddenly there is a flash when it becomes even impossible to work.
As you can see, mycosis is not such an innocent disease. And at the same time, it is quite easy to avoid it, if you don’t forget about this:
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The treatment of mycosis, of course, should be dealt with by a dermatologist, a specialist mycologist, he will make a drug prescription.
The most effective treatment of mycosis is carried out only in the hospital.
Remember: during treatment you need to thoroughly disinfect shoes. For this, it is best to use 10% formalin or non-diluted acetic essence. Disinfection should be done like this: in each shoe with a stick (pen, pencil), so as not to burn your fingers, lay a piece of a sponge or a crumpled newspaper that is copiously sprayed with a solution; pushes deeper into the toes of the shoes. We put our shoes in a plastic bag, we tie them tightly and put them away from children, preferably on the balcony, outside the window for 3 days. After 3 days, remove the shoes from polyethylene carefully, so as not to burn the hands, throw away the sponge and again put the shoes on the balcony so that it is well ventilated.
The doctor must be unconditionally engaged in the treatment, but there are traditional methods of treating mycosis, which can be successfully supplemented with drug treatment. These are trays of onion juice solution and even applications of grated onion, rubbing-cauterization with garlic slices, applications of fresh, heavily crumpled mint leaves.