Treatment of nail fungus advanced forms

Ignoring the initial symptoms of nail fungus sooner or later a person begins to seek an answer to the question — if treated advanced stage of onychomycosis? Unfortunately, many patients go to the doctor with pronounced signs of the disease, when external defects are joining the physical pain and itching. In this case, the expected long-term complicated treatment, ending is not always guaranteed a positive result. Plate is peeled from its bed as the space under it filled with mushrooms and other pathogens. Are also affected and the skin around the affected part of the body— peel, turn red and swell, gradually, the infection spreads to them.


Treatment of nail fungus advanced forms of folk remedies

Recipes alternative therapies can log in integrated solution, but not used as an independent method. The use of home medicinal herbs and natural products helps to accelerate the healing process.

Efficiency has the following tools:

  • cider vinegar for nail fungus. Perhaps the most popular version of the fight against onychomycosis. There are many ways to use this product in traditional medicine, but the most effective are lotions based on it. Mix in a clean container, 2 tbsp. vinegar — Apple or table, 2 tbsp vodka and 1 tbsp glycerine. Ready mixture is applied on 15 minute pre-steaming nail with soaked cotton pad. After some time the poultice is changed for a new one, again for a quarter of an hour, repeating the manipulation of 4 times. Treatment with acetic lotions may be accompanied by unpleasant sensations, but to worry about do not need. The discomfort will gradually go away. Therapy should continue until regeneration of healthy plates.
  • iodine under the nail fungus. This tool known disinfectant, antimicrobial and wound healing properties — all these criteria are necessary in the fight against onychomycosis. Alcoholic solution of iodine applied to the pre-prepared nail plate 2 times a day. Perhaps initially, the treatment will be accompanied by a burning sensation and increased pruritus, but no need to worry — discomfort mean that the drug works. The duration of therapy should not exceed 21 days because of the risk of side effects.
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  • hydrogen peroxide from nail fungus. And it is an inexpensive tool that is present in every home medicine Cabinet, it can be used from chronic of onychomycosis in the form of an integrated approach. It disinfects the treated fabric, and saturating them with oxygen, prevents the normal functioning of the pathogen. To get rid of the disease, you need to steam the foot in hot water and remove with nail excess stratum corneum. Then attach to the foci of infection a piece of cotton cloth, richly impregnated with 3% hydrogen peroxide, and fix it with a bandage. An hour later the cast is removed. Compresses peroxide is recommended to perform twice a day until recovery.Also, the drug can be used according to the method of Professor Neumyvakina. The doctor insists that the reception of the peroxide in combination with external treatments can relieve onychomycosis without prescription antifungal tablets and gels. The tool is used according to the scheme, details of which can be learned from the numerous videos on the Internet.
  • copper sulfate from fungus nails. It would seem that this product is used in the agricultural field and no way to treat people, but reviews suggest that it copes with fungal infections at any stage of their development. From this tool, you can make an effective ointment for treatment of the affected by nail fungus. For its preparation it is necessary to heat on a dry pan 1 tablespoon of copper sulfate until the color changes — it should be white. Then the powder is mixed in equal proportions with goose fat and medical gray, the product is placed in a sterile jar and then stored in the refrigerator. Ointment to apply every day, strictly at the centers of onychomycosis without affecting the surrounding skin. The positive changes are noticeable after one week.
  • the garlic in the nail fungus. This plant is known fungicidal and disinfecting properties. Being a natural antibiotic, it promotes the destruction of pathogens of onychomycosis at any degree of the pathological process. On its basis it is possible to make a good healing cream. A few cloves of garlic crushed with a press and mix with an equal amount of butter. The drug is stored in the refrigerator. The cream is applied to areas of the nail fold, infected several times a day. A month later, the pathology will disappear.
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  • fir oil from the nail fungus. The drug has antioxidant and antiseptic. They cure onychomycosis in the advanced form it is possible provided the system solution. Moisten a cotton swab in the fir oil and applied to the pre-steaming of the nail plate for 30 minutes, fixed on top of the bandage. Then a bandage to clean and give tissues to dry naturally. Treatment is done daily until the disappearance of symptoms of the disease.
  • rid from nail fungus. There are a lot of recipes from this medicinal plant, but one of the most effective is a tincture based on it. It is easy to prepare. Dry or fresh herb celandine pour alcohol in a ratio of 2:1. Push the future remedy in a dark place for 12 days. When the drug is ready, it is filtered and begin to treat the nail infected, using no more than 5 drops per plate. The recommended course of treatment — 2 weeks. You need to remember that the tool is toxic, so deliberately to increase dosage should not be.
  • the tea tree oil nail fungus. This drug is used in two ways — baths and rubbing. In the first case, the esters are added to hot water — 20 drops to 1 liter of the hands or feet are lowered into the liquid for 20 minutes. In the second embodiment to one part tea tree oil two introduces any base oil (olive, vegetable, etc.) and the resulting agent is applied to affected nails. In both cases, the treatment lasts for at least a month. Treatments can be combined with each other.
  • ammonia from nail fungus. Effective folk remedy for onychomycosis is a lotion of ammonia, and glycerin. Components are mixed in equal amounts and poured into a glass vial. The nail plate and the skin around them and the gaps between the fingers, smeared with a mixture of morning and evening. Also ammonia is added to a foot bath at the rate of 3 tablespoons per 1 liter of water.
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  • soda from nail fungus. Sodium bicarbonate is probably the most inexpensive and easiest option of home treatment of onychomycosis. The substance softens the nail plate, contributing to their exfoliation, relief of symptoms of pathology, and the preparation of tissues to the action of drugs. Soda doing a foot bath and paste, which is applied in the form of applications on the affected nails. Because relapses in onychomycosis — the event is frequent, the therapy is continued until the regrowth of healthy nail plate.

Laser therapy

The necessity of removing the nail is more likely to occur if other options therapeutic effect proved to be inefficient. More recently, the widely used surgical intervention which was carried out on an outpatient basis and was painful, but now they were replaced by the laser. Method is absolutely safe, since during the procedure is the destruction only of the cells of the mycelium, healthy tissues are not affected and do not suffer. Treatment by this method more efficiently, and signs of improvement in the condition of the nail can be noticed already after the first session. During the course of laser therapy, when diagnosed onychomycosis need several treatments — usually about four. During these specialist will remove the layers of the affected areas of the nail plate. Treatment by this method does not exclude the application of topical medication with anti-fungal effect and preventive procedures. Plate with a laser to clean not only partially, but in full, if the infectious process has reached the deeper layers of the nail and nerve endings, and the local antimicotica therapy brings no improvement.

Medications, regimen

In dermatology recently applied the concept of "pulse therapy". According to this method, drugs for nail fungus are used in short courses with long interruptions. This makes it possible to exclude the development of adverse reactions in the body and accumulate in the affected tissues of the plate a sufficient amount of medicinal ingredients that, despite the pause in the treatment, continue to provide the necessary action. The scheme of treatment of onychomycosis depends on the symptoms of the disease and its severity. In advanced disease should include:

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  • oral antifungals tablets or capsules;
  • the use of antifungal ointments, creams and lacquers externally;
  • treatment methods of folk medicine;
  • removal of the nail plate with excessive destruction.


A neglected nail fungus cannot be cured without drugs meant for ingestion, i.e. tablets and capsules. Once in the digestive tract of humans, they are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, providing a powerful antifungal effect on the body.


Local antifungals are also in demand in the fight against chronic fungal infection. They are applied directly on the lesions of the disease, following the advice in the instructions, 2 times a day until complete recovery. There are popular ointment with a fungicidal and fungistatic effect.

Antifungal varnishes

Appointed for the local treatment of nails affected by infection. Lacquer penetrates the nail plate cavity through micro cracks and pores, increasing the effectiveness of the therapy. The film, which is formed immediately after application of the drug, prevents oxygen to the fungus, depriving him of breath. Additionally, the fabric is protected from negative external environmental factors. Before treating nail infected with onychomycosis, the treatment with varnish, the surface is degreased with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and flaking of the fabric treated disinfected in advance with a nail file.

The factors that contribute to rapid cure

No matter how resourceful the selected remedy for the onychomycosis, it's better than the show itself, if before it is applied to pre-processed training zones. To do this:

  • make a bath of 3 liters of hot water, 50 grams of powdered Laundry soap and 3 tbsp. of baking soda;
  • lower hands or feet in the solution for 15 minutes;
  • steaming nail trim around the edge with scissors, to remove loose fragments of special clippers or a pumice stone;
  • rinse again limbs and wipe dry.
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These manipulations should be carried out each time before applying the drug to the foci of infection. Thanks to them, the active ingredients easier and more successfully penetrates into the deepest layers of the nail, forming a more pronounced therapeutic effect. In case of advanced onychomycosis baths play a positive supporting role, that is of great importance. Additionally, it is necessary to strictly observe the rules of hygiene, to avoid the possibility of samsarajade and recurrence of infection. To this end, the patient is advised to change the daily hosiery, boil them while washing, use of disposable items for the treatment of nails, periodically disinfect shoes. In addition, attention is paid to proper nutrition. For example, if the disease in humans triggered by candidiasis of the nails, then it is assigned a special diet which forbids the intake of sweet food, white bread, yeast.

A neglected nail fungus in children, pregnant, lactating and elderly

Onychomycosis affects not only adults but also children and the elderly, women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Fragile immune system and the impossibility to apply a wide range of drugs seriously complicates the treatment of nail fungus in these patients.

  • children and the elderly. Specialists try to avoid assigning systemic antifungals. Mostly kids getting external preparations and tablets and capsules only in case of emergency, with individual dose calculation depending on the weight and age of the child. These same limits apply and patients aged.
  • expectant and nursing mothers. Antifungal agents are appointed under the strict supervision of a physician. During this period, specialists try to limit the limiting events — local antimicotica and recipes of traditional medicine that help stop the growth and reproduction of causative agents of onychomycosis. But if we are talking about the advanced form of the pathological process, the woman assigned to the system and external medications taking into account the period of pregnancy and the possible risk to the fetus.

Prevention of the running of onychomycosis

Prevention chronic fungal infection is based on timely treatment in hospital — it must be done at the first signs of the pathological process. Compliance with all recommendations of the attending physician ensures quick recovery and restoring the plates. In order for nails to remain healthy, it is important to monitor the cleanliness of hosiery and shoes, not walking barefoot in public places, to use talc or special deodorants for excessive sweating stop. Additionally you need to pay attention to the tools used by the master in the salons, before taking a manicure and pedicure. Ideally, it's better to have your own personal items. Daily recommended to wash your feet using soap.