According to statistics, widespread infection has affected such an infectious disease as nail fungus, which is influenced by many factors, such as the climate and conditions of a person’s place of residence, his profession, and age.
From such a disease, the scientific name of which is onychomycosis, suffer both adults and children, with the fungus appearing more often in elderly people over sixty years old and, according to dermatologists, the speed of recovery depends on the age of the patient.
Despite the fact that the fungus is not life-threatening, it causes a lot of trouble, besides it is not so easy to get rid of it, because it is difficult to treat.
The development of the fungus is slow, with virtually no symptoms appear at first to indicate the disease. It becomes noticeable when the nail changes color, begins to fade, a thickening appears, as a result of which it deforms. The next stage of development of onychomycosis is inflammation of the skin around the affected nail, as well as pain that occurs when the finger is pressed.
Measures for Prevention and Treatment of Disease
In order to avoid fungal disease, it is necessary to follow certain preventive measures. One of them is compliance with hygiene rules, including keeping hands and feet clean, not using someone else’s towel and manicure kit, and in case of using shared showers, sauna, baths, and swimming pool, shoe special slippers that protect against fungus infection .
Give preference to shoes made of natural materials that pass air well, which means they prevent sweating of the feet, which is often the cause of the fungus, as well as old footwear, in which it can develop over time.
In case of a disease, do not try to cure it yourself, because only a doctor can do it, and after the analysis is done. However, it is better than any treatment to prevent the occurrence of such an infection.