Investigating factors that cause nail fungus
What are the causes of nail fungus? With what methods can we treat this condition? What are the medical tips to get rid of nail fungus? In this section, we will discuss the common causes of nail fungus. Stay with us and pay attention to the medical advice for treating this condition.
Thick brittle nails and scaly fingers indicate that the fungus is a guest in your nails. Fungi that develop easily and with negligence in foot care, and if you neglect, occupy a wider area of your feet every day. If you wear shoes for hours during the day, it is not unlikely that fungi will visit your nails and fingers when the summer season comes. So read this article to get to know the nature of this skin damage and how to prevent it.
How do nails get fungus?
Nail fungus is a type of infection that manifests itself by cracking, discoloration or thickening of the nail, and sometimes by cracking the skin of the feet. The reason for this infection in the toes is being in a warm and humid environment. Fungi multiply rapidly in moisture, and people get it because of wearing shoes for a long time or using non-standard shoes that increase the heat in the feet.
All the fungi that live in the feet and around the nails are not of the same type, but it can be said that the fungi of any type, if not treated in time, multiply quickly and occupy a wider area of the foot.
What is the sign?
Fungal nails are often thicker than normal and sometimes crack or develop unusual curls. Despite their thickness, these nails break easily and their color usually turns yellow. Of course, fungi sometimes show themselves with white dots on the nail; The whites that are getting bigger day by day. In most cases, the scope of the fungus is not limited to the top of the nail and spreads to the skin around it and targets a wider part of the skin every day.
Who is affected?
Men are more likely to suffer from nail fungus than women, and older people are more prone to this problem. Of course, having diabetes, athlete’s foot syndrome, weak immune system, or smoking can also facilitate the growth of fungus in the feet. If your feet are in water for a long time because of your chosen job or sport, the chances of your feet getting fungal are more.
How to recognize
We have shared with you the symptoms of nail fungus, but don’t forget that many disorders and skin diseases have similar symptoms, and if your feet are in an abnormal condition, it is better to see a dermatologist so that your disease is diagnosed correctly. After diagnosing your disease, specialists will help you by prescribing cream, topical solution, topical nail polish, tablets, and sometimes shaving and removing the affected areas of the skin.
Take care of your toes
Picking mushrooms is not a strange and difficult thing. It is possible that those of you who did not suffer from this problem until today, will suffer from nail and toe fungus due to placing your feet in inappropriate conditions. To prevent this from happening, it is better to follow these recommendations:
After returning home, wash your feet with soap and water.
After washing your feet, dry them carefully, especially between your toes.
Always keep your toenails short.
When trimming or filing your nails, make sure the tools you use are clean.
Avoid planting nails, especially on your toenails.
Wear shoes suitable for the season. In the summer season, use shoes that have good ventilation and never choose a shoe because of its cheap price without making sure it is made of foam or fabric.
Be sure that the sock you wear does not use a lot of polyester and the share of yarn is more.
If you like to go to the pool, pay more attention to the changes in your nails or the texture of the skin of your feet so that you can detect and treat the fungus in time.
Only fingers don’t grow mushrooms
The edges of your fingers and under your nails aren’t the only places for fungi to grow. Your armpits, groin and even your scalp can be a perfect place for fungi to grow. Don’t forget that your genes alone don’t cause your hair to fall out. Researchers say that if you work in the sun for many hours, the chances of your hair getting thinner every day increases. According to them, the heat of the air, along with the sun’s UV rays, damages your hair, and excessive sweating and the accumulation of dust in your hair provide the basis for hair loss. Sweating in the head area and placing this area in a humid and warm environment favors the growth of fungi and damages your scalp and hair.
To reduce these problems, try to wash your hair several times a week and never tolerate greasy hair. In addition, if you must work in the sun, put a cotton or straw sun hat on your head or cover your scalp with cotton cloths such as chaffie. Besides, try taking a bath at night instead of showering before going to work so that you don’t have to dry your hair with a hair dryer and other heat-generating devices.
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