Treatment of nail fungus

Onychomycosis is a common disease, which infects about 12% of the population of the civilized world, and the only Americans – until about 38 million. Both itch fingernails and toenails can cause stinging in the nails or even strong pain. Most people suffer because of this that their nails become ugly, then ashamed to walk with bare feet or shoes to walk in the open to the public. Ringworm causes a color change nail, peeling skin around the nails, and in severe cases-also an unpleasant odor, which is why most people try to as soon as possible to get rid of this disease.
3 stages of nail fungus
Still, attempts to detect the most appropriate medical treatment and the most effective drugs can be very difficult. Is that really should (year-round) take medication designated for you by your doctor, and you may want to try laser treatment recommended by some specialists, or use traditional methods of treatment used by our grandparents and prepare homework ointment? Another possible option is the use of natural medicinal products sold without a prescription. How do you, so find out which method of treatment of onychomycosis really works and does not cause negative side effects?

Symptoms of onychomycosis

Ringworm infection, also known as Tinea onychomikoza or Unguium, it is very easy to see. Frequently occurring symptoms of onychomycosis are discoloration and thickening of the nail, flaky skin, high brittleness, crushing and delamination of the nail. In an advanced state appears sharp and unpleasant smell.

Untreated ringworm infection of the nail favors, the infection can proliferate in the nails of the other fingers. If the itch is rooted deep, the only way to treat it can only be the surgical removal of the nail. However, if the infection is not infected the entire nail, there are many painless and relatively simple ways to treat onychomycosis.

In the treatment of ringworm in the last decade there has been a dramatic improvement. Become obsolete myths about the incurable disease, supported by examples of effective and less painful surgical removal of the infected nail. Lamisil tablets are effective oral antifungal drug appeared with successive generations of increasingly effect to the whole body. Particular progress has been made in treating the most resistant to drugs onychomycosis. Recent therapeutic agents deposited in the nail without damage to the body and prevent the spread of infection. Moreover displace fungus from the plate as it grows.

Among the many unique efficacy of the drug substance has a called terbinafine. It has a double effect: fungicidal and fungistatic – generally directed against dermatophytes, and to some extent against yeasts that normally play a role in the formation of feet tinea symptoms. The mechanism of action of terbinafine involves the inhibition of the biosynthesis of the substance responsible for the proper construction and operation of the fungal cell membrane – the so-called ergosterol. Consequently, this leads to an accumulation of intracellular squalene fungal cell, which is a highly toxic substance, for the micro-organism. This accumulation of squalene is responsible for the antifungal effect. In contrast, fungistatic activity is associated with inhibition of the synthesis of ergosterol. Terbinafine (Lamisilat) is less effective for infections by Candida albicans and pathogenic molds.

The efficacy of the treatment of tinea

In young and middle-aged, with proper treatment, the cure rate ranges from 70 to almost 100%. Less preferred is the treatment of the elderly. Especially with very extensive onychomycosis and disturbed open offshoot nails. In such cases, doctors recommend the concomitant use of topical treatment (topical) nail polish, creams and antifungal solutions and general treatment – drugs used orally.