Many of us do not even suspect that banal perspiration of legs accompanied with an unpleasant smell, from which suffers more than a half of the population of our planet — one of the main symptoms of the toenails fungus. Everyone who neglects personal hygiene has risks to get sick with this illness. The fungus of nails traps everywhere, especially in places of public use. Moreover, the most terrible are the fact that a fungus of nails is a type of a disease, which requires long-term treatment, and not always successful as mycosis is inclined to a recurrence. In order to distinguish a disease and begin its treatment, it is necessary to know all signs of the toenails fungus.
It is possible to determine the presence of a toenails fungus independently. However, only the specialist can establish the exact diagnosis. For this purpose, it is necessary to contact us, hand over scrape of a sore nail or the skin, which is located around it on the analysis. In addition, an experienced podiatrist appoints a microscopic or cultural research.
Fungus signs on the causative agent of a disease
The success of treatment of the toenail fungus depends on diagnostic and determination of the causative agent of a disease. It is explained by the fact that the disease causes not one type of fungi, and each of them is sensitive to certain medicines. That is if one kind of a fungus is steady against one medicine, then another activator from this means perishes.
More often, the toenails fungus is caused by:
If yeast became the reason of a fungus of nails, then it is almost unreal to reveal a disease directly. The toenails fungus signs are a peeling of a nail plate and a slight itch of skin about a nail (the itch can be absent). Infection of nails with yeast meets in 4-4,5% cases.
Dermatophytes affect nails of the person much more often than the previous activator is 94,5% of all cases of infection of nails with a fungus. There are three types of dermatophytes and infection with each of them is shown differently.
Complex lesion of feet, legs, and nails is characteristic of the first type. Then fungus easily extends to skin and nails of hands.
The second type affects only a nail of a little finger or a thumb of a leg. It can extend to interdigital folds and other fingers.
The third type damage of nails of a thumb and little finger, however, an integument is characteristic the fungus does not mention.
The last type of a fungus is a mold. Its activator is the mold mushrooms. This disease meets in only 1% of cases. The fungus of this type more often at HIV-positive people.