Mycosis of the skin, or fungus on the hands, recently increasingly affects our hands. A fungus on the hands is a contagious disease caused by disease-causing fungi, dermatophytes. According to statistics, over the past 10 years, mycosis has become more common.
Hand fungus: symptoms
- Dermatophytes are present in the hands of each person, only for someone this fungus is more pronounced, and for someone - to a lesser extent. During the weakening of the immune system, the body ceases to resist the spread of the fungus, therefore, the infection quickly spreads all over the skin of the hands, starting between the fingers. As a rule, the fungus on the hands affects the elderly, but it can also affect the younger body.
- The fungus, as the disease progresses, destroys the surface layers of the skin, affecting the deeper skin layers. During the fungus on the hands, the skin of the palms begins to peel off, cracks and purulent rashes between the fingers appear.
- The first signal, which indicates the emergence of the fungus on the hands, is the appearance of pruritus, which usually appears after taking a shower.
- If you started to worry about the signs of the fungus on your hands, you should immediately contact a dermatologist in order not to start the disease anymore. Remember that any fungal disease is an infectious disease that cannot simply be treated, otherwise it may turn into a chronic stage.
It is necessary to take into account the fact that the fungal disease can progress and affect not only the hands, but also other parts of the body, and the treatment will take a lot of time and money.
Fungus on the fingers: manifestations
Depending on the severity of the lesion, the fungus on the fingers can be divided into three groups:
- The first group is the superficial localization, which is a pityriasis versicolor. This group of fungus on the fingers practically does not cause painful sensations and inflammatory processes.
- The second group is an infection that penetrates deep into the skin and causes unpleasant itching and irritation. This group of fungus is contagious and can be transmitted to perfectly healthy people (during a handshake, for example). This group includes athlete's and rubrofitiy.
- The third group occurs on the fingers and spreads throughout the body. This group includes microsporia, trichophytosis and scab.
Microsporia - manifested as small inflammations, which then begin to peel off.
Trichophytosis, as a rule, affects the fingers and the surface of the head. The disease is caused by two types of fungus - superficial and internal. Superficial fungus is manifested in the form of red spots, which are constantly increasing and flaking. The internal fungus on the fingers penetrates deep under the skin, so it is difficult to treat such a fungus. Trichophytosis on the fingers, it usually affects the fingers and nails. In this case, the nails begin to break down and crumble, and the nail plate becomes unhealthy color.
Scab is one of the most dangerous fungi on the fingers, as it spreads quickly enough over the entire surface of the body. As a rule, the scab is transmitted from an infected person and is distributed among members of the whole family.
How to treat fungus on the hands?
Doctors-dermatologists advise using monastic tea against nail fungus. Acceleration of regeneration processes in 82 volunteers was noted.
- To stop the early development of the fungus on the hands, you can apply creams, sprays, lotions. Such funds are better to buy at the pharmacy.
- The most famous drugs are Candide, Zalain, Exoderil, and Lamisil. But be careful - these drugs have a toxic effect on the liver, so they are not recommended for people with kidney failure. Ointment must be applied according to the instructions and with the preliminary consultation of the doctor.
- If you have delayed the treatment of the fungus on your hands, you can turn to the use of antifungal agents, both internal (in the form of tinctures and tablets), and external - in the form of compresses, ointments and lotions in the complex.
Fungus on the hands: treatment of folk remedies
- For the treatment of fungus on the hands there are many folk remedies, proven for centuries. Often using ammonia, vinegar, tea, essential oils, decoctions and mineral salts. The use of these methods is quite effective and helps get rid of the fungus on the hands.
- Dissolve in 250 ml of warm water 1 tsp. clay powder. Take the solution inwards for 1 time.
- You can also make lotion from clay - put clay on the fungus with a thick layer. Clay is fixed with linen or wool fabric. When removing the bandage, rinse the skin with lemon juice, diluted in water. The procedure should be carried out 20-25 times a day.
- For the treatment of fungus on the hands, you can do the bath with sea salt. The duration of the baths is 20 minutes daily.
- Make strong tea and apply tea compresses on your hands. Black and green tea is suitable for compresses..
- For the treatment of fungus on the hands, you can use baths with novocaine. Moisten a cotton pad in Novocaine and fix it on your arm overnight.
It is important not only to know how to cure the fungus, but also how to ensure that it does not arise. The first thing you need to follow the rules of personal hygiene, especially in public places (baths, swimming pools, public toilets and showers, as well as in nail salons).
Remember, the development of fungus on the hands provokes a moist and warm environment. Therefore, to prevent fungus on your hands, keep your hands clean and dry.Doctors-dermatologists advise using monastic tea against nail fungus. After 30 days, 97% of the volunteers had all traces of the fungus.
These are basic tips that you can use to treat fungus on your hands. Do not start the disease, and then the treatment process will not be so tedious and long.