How do nail polishes affect nail fungus?

Nail fungus is an extremely unpleasant disease that is easy to get: just go to the pool, go to the beach or wear someone else's slippers. But getting rid of the disease is not easy: fungal spores tend to affect not only the nail plates, but also penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin and are firmly fixed there.

In advanced cases, the fungus goes into a chronic phase, and treatment is delayed for years. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to the symptoms in time and start therapy with special preparations, which include special nail fungus varnishes.

Why are fungi dangerous?

what is the danger of fungus on the nails

Fungal infections enter the body through microcracks that appear on the skin for various reasons. For example, this can happen when a person walks barefoot on the beach or floor, puts on someone else’s shoes, does a pedicure with tools that are not their own. If pathogenic organisms manage to solidify, they gradually penetrate all layers of the skin, increasing the territory.

The infection progresses extremely well in warm and humid conditions, which makes the toes an ideal place for the development of fungi, especially if a person sweats excessively. Self-medication in this case is useless and will not bring success. The only way out: the use of ointments, creams, medicated nail polishes.

The complexity of treating the disease is in the fact that there are more than five hundred species of fungi that can harm human health (and there are more than seventy thousand in total).Each species must be treated only with drugs specifically designed for it, otherwise even the best medicine will be ineffective. Once you find suspicious symptoms in yourself, you must go to a dermatologist before starting treatment.

The fungus is felt with the following symptoms:

  • peeling between the folds of the fingers, tingling, itching, redness;
  • the appearance of suspicious spots on the skin;
  • it is possible to create bubbles that burst after a while, creating cracks and ulcers;
  • the nail begins to change its structure: it bends, wave-shaped formations appear on the nail plate, it itself becomes thicker or thinner, it begins to disintegrate;
  • White or yellowish spots appear on the nails, uncharacteristic of healthy nails.
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If you pay attention to the symptoms in time, notice problems with the skin on your feet, worsen the condition of your nails and seek help in time, you can get rid of the disease in two months. Therapy usually includes ointments, creams, tablets. Recently, special preparations have appeared that are therapeutic nail polishes whose main purpose is to stop and destroy fungi that affect the nail plate.

How does fungal varnish work?

Best of all, antifungal nail polish helps in the first stage of disease development. The principle of work is simple: after you have covered the top layer with a file and degreased the plate with alcohol, apply the product on the nail, after which the therapeutic components that are part of it, due to the liquid structure, easily penetrate the plate layer and begin to destroy pathogens.

Once the varnish dries, the air stops penetrating to the spores of the fungus, for the development of which it is necessary, which also blocks their vital activity. As a result, deprived of air and severely affected by the medicinal components that make up the varnish, the fungi die.

The antifungal varnish dries in about three to four minutes. After completing the procedure, you must not forget to carefully close the bottle and disinfect all the tools used to treat the nail and the skin around it.

If the type of fungus is properly installed and the right medicine is applied, after some time it will be possible to get rid of pathogenic microorganisms. Another thing that is worth paying attention to: the use of one varnish for effective treatment is not enough, because fungal spores are also present in the skin around the nail.

foot skin care prevents the formation of fungi

For the therapy to be successful, the treatment must be comprehensive: in addition to the varnish, it is necessary to use accompanying creams and tablets. For example, one well-known company produces not only medicinal varnish against fungi, but also fats that help the body cope with the disease.

Before choosing a drug, you need to carefully study the instructions and make sure that it is directed against the type of fungus found in the body (in principle, this should be done by a doctor, but it does not matter to insure on their own). It is also worth paying attention to the number of medicinal components and their concentration.

If the disease is at the end of the second - beginning of the third phase, the spores of the fungus will already be strong enough, and if a weaker drug is used, they will start to fight it, develop immunity and become more stable. . Therefore, in the treatment of the disease it is necessary to choose stronger means.

Brands and their operation

There are currently a huge number of antifungal varnishes, and as each case is individual, opinions about their effectiveness are different and often opposite. According to reviews, some help, others do not. Another option is due to the fact that the nail plate was prepared incorrectly or a varnish was used that was not designed for the type of fungus that affected the nails.

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Antifungal varnishes with the active ingredient amorolfine are especially popular. All have a wide range of action and are designed to destroy major types of pathogenic microorganisms. Which one is better to choose depends largely on the type of fungus that has affected the nails, so they should be used only after the analysis determines the type of pathogen, and the instructions for the drug will indicate that the medical nail polish copes with it.

French nail fungus polish is an expensive drug, whose active substance is amorolfine, whose principle of action is based on the destruction of the cell membrane of the fungus. Not only does it destroy cells that have already appeared, but it also prevents the multiplication and spread of spores, occupying new territory. The duration of treatment with this drug, according to reviews, lasts from two months to two years, depending on the stage of fungal infection.

The second medicine is a preparation of our manufacturer with formic acid in the composition, which not only fights pathogens well, but can also be used as a prophylactic agent. The active substance of the drug is polyvinyl acetate, it contains Bacillus bacteria, which is why it has biochemical activity.

German lacquer with the active ingredient cyclopyroxolamine, whose active ingredient is cyclopyros, is considered effective. Opinions about this drug are different, from extremely negative to positive, many agree that varnishes containing amorolfine are better. This may be due to the fact that, unlike previous methods of application, the manufacturer allows the application of varnish without sawing the surface of the board.

This is not the best way to apply it, because it is easier for the product to penetrate deep into the treated nail. In order for the nail polish with cyclopyroxolamine to be more effective, it is better to file the nail plate.

How often you need to apply antifungal nail polishes largely depends on the disease and the treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor. Some funds recommend using it once a day, others - twice a week, when signs of recovery appear on the face, the interval between procedures can be increased.

Whatever drug is chosen for treatment, do not forget about the importance of complex treatment and the need to follow the rules of hygiene. When applying the varnish, do not forget that the nail affected by the fungus must be treated with a special tool: it is not desirable to file healthy and diseased nails with one file or cut with the same scissors.

Also, you should not borrow manicure tools from other people, or take nail processing tools from them.It is worth paying attention to raising immunity, taking vitamin and mineral complexes and adhering to a proper diet.