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nail fungus treatment

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nail fungus treatment


What is nail fungus? How does it reveal itself?


It is a very common condition among skin and nail diseases. It is a kind of infection that settles in the finger and toe nails and causes deformity, thickening and color change in the affected nail.

If you have one or more of the symptoms listed below, consult a dermatologist who specializes in nail fungus.

  • If there are white or yellow lines on the nail

  • If the nail shape is distorted

  • If the nail smells

  • If there are nails that break easily and lose their shine

  • If the nail is separated from the meat


Where is nail fungus most common? Where is onychomycosis most common?


Nail fungus, known as onychomycosis   is a highly contagious fungal infection that affects the nails of the hands and mostly toes. Nail fungal infections are usually caused by dermatophyte fungi. These fungi usually live harmlessly on your skin, but sometimes they can multiply and cause infections.


What are the causes of nail fungus  (onychomycosis)?


  • Immune system deficiency

  • Diabetes

  • Old age and obesity

  • Circulatory disorders. direct or indirect transmission

  • Sweating, hot and humid environment


How to treat nail fungus?


 In the first stage, it is necessary to determine the type of fungus that causes the infection and to make a definitive diagnosis of  . Because it can be confused with this condition in other diseases of the nail. Therefore, the treatment of nail fungus should be thoroughly examined and treated by a specialist doctor, not by rote prescriptions.


What methods are used to treat nail fungus?


After determining the cause, a choice should be made between drug therapy and laser treatments. If nail fungus is very common in the nail, it is an inconvenient situation, that is, if there is no breastfeeding and liver disease, drug treatment is preferred. However, in cases where 1-2 nails are affected, the laser option comes to the fore.


How to treat nail fungus with laser?


Due to the nature of the mushrooms, a large percentage of them disappear at temperatures higher than 50-60 degrees. laser lights  since the heat it creates in the tissue is 50 and above, it does not allow the fungus in the nail to live, and as time passes, the nail with fungus moves upwards, while the healthy nail starts to grow from the bottom.


How long does nail fungus treatment with laser or medication take? How many sessions are needed?

Drug treatment varies depending on the region where the fungus is located. Laser therapy, on the other hand, is applied at intervals of 4 weeks, with an average of 4-7 sessions depending on the device used, the procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes on average, the person does not feel any pain or discomfort, within an average of 3 to 6 months  results begin and it is advancing.


Things to consider during nail fungus treatment and protection.


  • Do not walk barefoot in social places, such as pools, saunas, gyms, and have your own slippers-sandals and shoes.

  • Especially when you go to manicure and pedicure, bring your own tools or make sure that the tools you go to are always sterlize  from each person.

  • Take a break from nail polishes and  nail polishes. These keep the nail moist and worsen the infection.

  • Throw away or thoroughly disinfect your old shoes.

  • Do not forget to dry your hands and feet thoroughly after washing  , keep your nails short.

  • Wear low-perspiring socks and change them often.

Brief information

Anesthesia: No need.

Inspection and application process: It takes an average of 15-30 minutes depending on the reason for the application.

Recovery time: How many sessions may be required.

Process of use: If not subjected to the same reasons, the results will continue.

Warning: Do not contact with excess water, keep areas dry.

Pain: Mild pain.

Result: Improvement if all causes are eliminated and treatment is done regularly.

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