WHAT ARE NAIL AND SKIN FUNGAL INFECTIONS?
They are skin or nail changes that often occur as a result of injury, excessive sweating, or excessive exposure to moisture. Fungal infections can appear on various parts of the body, especially on feet, nails, skin folds and areas where the skin surfaces meet and the skin is moist and warm.
Infections are more common in athletes, diabetics, and the elderly.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE FUNGI?
The symptoms of nail fungi are:
- yellow, green or even brown to black coloured, thickened and brittle nails on hands or feet,
- usually start between the fingers,
- if a fungal infection of the feet occurs, the skin becomes itchy, scaly, cracked, red, and has an unpleasant odour,
- small water bubbles, tingling and pain when walking may also occur.
INFECTIOUSNESS AND TRANSMISSION
Fungal infection is not only a beauty, but also a health problem.
The infection needs to be treated so that it is not transmitted to other parts of the body or to other people.
Consequences of untreated infection:
- skin scars,
- pain when walking due to thickened nails,
- increased possibility of bacterial infection.
In case of a widespread infection, when the changes on the skin last for a long time or the signs do not disappear after two to three weeks of self-medication, it is necessary to visit a doctor.
Nail solution for nails
It is important to avoid developing fungal nail infections in the first place.
We do this by:
- avoiding places where fungi often occur,
- choosing footwear that is not too tight and is made of airy and natural materials,
- using our own footwear and slippers and not sharing them with others,
- properly disinfecting our footwear (e.g. suitable sprays, powders, etc.),
- taking care of proper hygiene,
- feet must be properly cared for, for example with products based on active oxygen compounds that have an antiseptic effect and prevent the formation and spread of possible infection.