Instructions: How to cure a fungus?
Nail fungus (mycosis) is a common disease in which the nail plate is affected. The main complaints of mycosis are: itching, burning, discomfort, pain, characteristic odor, the nail plate thickens, turns yellow, and may crumble over time. This disease needs to be treated for a sufficiently long period of time, sometimes it takes months, and sometimes years. Toenails are more susceptible to this insidious disease than on the hands. You can get infected with mycosis in public places, for example, in a bathhouse, showers, locker rooms, as well as when the nail plate is deformed, with narrow uncomfortable shoes, especially if the environment is humid and warm, then it will be easier for the fungus to settle in such favorable conditions. Medicine does not stand still, in our time even such an insidious disease as mycosis is treated, there are a number of methods to combat the fungus:
- Medication method. To make sure that you have a fungus, you need to contact a specialist and pass the necessary tests. After making a diagnosis, the doctor will prescribe broad-spectrum antifungal drugs that will be aimed at combating mycosis. Preparations are both external and oral, the latter are more effective, as they quickly get rid of the infection. It is best to take drugs in tandem, both oral and topical. It takes a long time to be treated.
- Traditional medicine. Since ancient times, 9% vinegar has been used to treat mycosis in the proportion of 200 ml of vinegar per 2 liters of water. In baths with vinegar, you need to immerse the affected areas of the nail plate for 15 minutes 2 times a day. Garlic is a powerful natural antibacterial agent, so it also effectively fights mycosis. Garlic should be grated and mixed with alcohol in a ratio of 1 to 1 and diluted with distilled water. This mixture should be lubricated with the affected areas of the nails at night. Peppermint also has antibacterial properties, to prepare a compress, you need to take fresh mint leaves, grind them, you can replace with essential oil, add salt, apply the mixture to the site of the fungus lesion, tie it with a bandage and leave it overnight.
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