Those who suffer from nail fungus are ashamed of their toes – especially in the summer, when flip flops & Co. are back in fashion. But that will finally release him.
Brittle and yellow nails that just look unappetizing: who is in the throes of nail fungus wants to hide his feet. but Remedies from the pharmacy promise the cureBut can they keep their promises?
Mycosis of nails caused by the popular disease – it's behind
At least you're not alone – about Focus.de reports that one in six Germans is affected by this unsightly discolourationIn the over 65s, it should be equal to every second. The spicy thing about it: Often, victims notice far too late, what they really suffer.
Generally, the infection starts rather harmless: the nail turns slightly and becomes cloudy. However, if the nail becomes gradually yellowish-brownish, thickens and begins to break, you must react immediately. Then the infection is no longer neglected – and already well advanced. However, this has less to do with poor hygiene,
But what then promotes nail fungus?
already if you're bumping or wearing tight shoeshe can come to Miko wounds in the nail. A food found, so to speak for pathogenic fungi, which can then penetrate. Problem: nail fungus must be treated immediately – because it is very contagious,
If you are lucky and the fungus has not yet reached the growing area of the nails, it is usually sufficient Antifungal pharmacy varnishes to fight the infection. These usually contain a antifungal agent,
The antifungal paints of pharmacy: what can they do?
You have the choice between Amorolfin, which attacks the fungus from the outside or Ciclopirox, which acts from the insideThe application is very easy – you need to apply the paint only regularly to the infected nail. Be careful, though, if the Waterproof or water-soluble paint is.
The waterproofing has the advantage that a protective layer of lacquer quickly forms on the nail, from which the active ingredient penetrates into the fingernail. But beware: before using it for the first time, you must remove the infected nails with the help of a file or a pair of scissors. In addition, the paint is dissolved several times with nail polish remover and applied again.
Water-soluble paints, on the other hand, are rather fine solutions that are painted on the nail. These immediately enter the infected nail – and any further deposit or withdrawal is thereby eliminated. But which of these products really helps in the long run?
Water-soluble paints are more successful against nail fungus
The effectiveness has been verified in two studies. The result: In both cases, the water-soluble nail polish had the best results at the end of the treatment period.However, if the fungal infection is very advanced, a nail polish will not help anymore. Then you have no choice but to go to the doctor.
This is especially true when the Mushroom already reaches the nail growth zone or the treatment with the antifungal varnish does not want to hit even after months. This is then in addition to nail polish well tablets prescribe. Do not forget all the treatments: it is very important for the healing process that you continue until the nail becomes clear and healthy again.
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