People often complain of discomfort, itching and burning in their feet. This indicates that mycosis or fungus has appeared on the toes. This disease is common and on average about twenty percent of people suffer from fungi.
Mycosis appears on the skin due to improper hygiene and foot care or frequent wearing of uncomfortable shoes. If you don’t notice it in time and don’t start treating the fungus urgently, you can acquire the chronic nature of the disease.
Causes of fungal infections between the toes
In case of weakened immunity, vitamin deficiency and metabolic disorders, there is a risk of getting a similar disease. And the fungus between the toes also occurs due to small scratches and active sweating of the feet. After all, the pathogens of the disease actively reproduce under warm conditions and high humidity.
The interdigital mushrooms can be applied to the feet in a pool, sauna, bath or shower (for example, in a gym, hotel or at a party). Wearing tight shoes made of the wrong material affects the development of mycosis on the legs. Tight shoes in warm weather are especially contraindicated for those with foot problems.
It can even become infected from the shoes of a patient with interdigital mycosis. Each fungus manifests itself separately, depending on the characteristics of the body. However, there are indications that the fungus on the legs is not so difficult to identify between the toes.
Signs of mushrooms on the legs
- Unpleasant and painful feelings, I want to constantly scratch my feet.
- The scale of the skin between the legs or toes is greenish or white in hue.
- Irritant itching, burning sensation, severe tingling in the legs.
- Heavy sweating of the feet, unpleasant odor.
- Presence of minor scratches and microtraumas on the skin.
- The skin of the legs becomes thicker, rougher and less groomed.
- The skin between the toes begins to peel and peel.
- The nails lose their even structure, stains appear on them.
The fungal process develops rapidly in the legs and may not respond to treatment. However, it does not manifest in any way and is in the "sleep" stage. Even with continuous treatment of the fungus, remission can start suddenly, so you need to pay attention to how comfortable your feet are in your shoes and whether the sock presses on your toes. Over time, the symptoms of the fungus may increase and the condition of the skin may worsen. It becomes rough, dehydrated and horny, the disease progresses rapidly.
Later, the appearance of the skin fungus between the toes becomes noticeable on the nail. How does this happen? The nail thickens, changes color, peels and disintegrates. You should see a doctor in time. Treatment of the interdigital fungus is started after the acute period of the disease.
There are different methods and options for treating fungus between the toes. In addition to medicines, use ointments, use recipes of traditional medicine.
We recommend that you consult a dermatologist. Your doctor will tell you how to treat the fungus between your toes, scrape your toe if necessary, and analyze with a microscope. You can prescribe treatment of the fungus with medications.
Such treatment may be systemic. But this does not apply to people who have poor liver or who have certain problems. Contraindicated in young children, the elderly, mothers with infants and pregnant women. What medications are used in this case?
Your doctor will prescribe antifungal medications. The benefit of treatment will be if the doctor's recommendations are followed correctly and the instructions are followed.
If there is a fungus between the toes, treatment cannot be delayed as it can spread throughout the body.
It is possible to treat the fungus between the toes with alternative methods, but this should be done after the appointment of a doctor. Cases of allergies to various substances are not excluded, this should be taken into account during treatment. You can use folk recipes with different ingredients to fight the interdigital fungus on your feet.
The first option is salt and soda treatment. These materials are found in any home and are not difficult to obtain. How to make a solution? Dissolve a tablespoon of salt and soda in a container of warm water, set your feet for 3 minutes. Then rinse your feet with clean water and then put on your socks dipped in wine vinegar and so sleep all night. There will soon be a noticeable improvement in the fight against the fungus.
A recipe can help remove the fungus: add a tablespoon of ammonia to a glass of water. Compress the resulting solution before going to bed, wrap your legs around, put a plastic bag and a sock on it. In this solution, moisten a piece of soft cloth, wrap your feet in a mushroom. Repeat up to ten times.
Tar processing.Steam your feet in soapy water, remove the peeling skin with a piece of pumice stone. Wipe with a towel, tar your feet: skin, nails, interdigital areas, wounds. Do not wash the tar for an hour and a half and do not wash your feet for a few days. Repeat five times.
Cut a few peeled cloves of garlic into large pieces and dip in salt. Rub this area with the mushrooms, but gently, not zealously. You can chop the garlic, mix it with salt and apply it to the affected area.
Another popular recipe for treatment. Celandine oil from a pharmacy can be used as a medicine to treat interdigital fungus. Steam your feet twice a day in hot water mixed with soda, then grease your fingers with oil and thus your nails. Repeat for a month.
Treatment of interdigital mycosis
Squeezing a mixture of soda, chamomile, nettle and foal feet, foot baths in salt water, talc (reduces sweating) are all ideal and acceptable ways to treat mycosis on the feet.
When progress is being made in the treatment of the fungus, when the symptoms no longer bother you, it is time to start a new course of treatment - to consolidate the result. The treatment will achieve positive results if you continuously remove the jammed skin on your feet.
This is where the fungal spores hide, causing a new infection and increasing the time it takes to heal. To do this correctly, you need to soak the skin of your feet, gently rub the areas with dead skin with a brush, which promotes exfoliation.
Wash the brush thoroughly after finishing. If you do nothing with your existing fungus, you are more likely to spread it on your nails. It is full of growths that change their color and thickenings appear on the nails. The fungus between the toes exfoliates the skin, cracks appear, causing pain.
If you handle the fungus correctly, the result will not wait long. For healthy skin of the feet, do not forget about the effect of preventing the disease. It is better to start with simple but proven measures than to learn how to cure a fungus.
Prevention of fungus between fingers
Prevention will be to maintain a high standard of health - adhering to a healthy diet, stimulating the immune system and consuming vitamins.
It is worth checking relatives in the presence of the fungus. Familial infection is common among those infected. Take care of your shoes - treat them with antifungal spray.
No need to use someone else's shoes. Try not to use others ’shoes and towels at all - this is basic hygiene that can prevent problems and consequences.
In addition to prohibiting the use of other personal hygiene items, do not give anyone towels, nail files, nail scissors or foot brushes.
When visiting the pool or sauna, bring change shoes or buy disposable shoes, as you may pick up mushrooms in such places. After the water treatments, wipe your feet between your toes and don’t rush to pick up your shoes - wait for them to dry completely.
Change socks (stockings, tights, etc. ) every day so that they are made of natural materials.
In hot weather, wear open shoes to ventilate the skin on your feet. You can use antifungal ointment to prevent fungus between your toes. The foot must be clean and dry during application.
A pedicure is required every two months, completely removing dead skin that may contain fungus. This is best done in salons with well-equipped disinfection. This will help in repairing the healed fungus.
The mushroom does not tolerate prolonged high temperatures, not even a five-minute boil. It does not tolerate chemicals with chlorine either - this should be taken into account when processing bedding and personal care products.