Nail fungus is an unsightly condition, sometimes painful condition affecting millions of Americans. it is more common in toe nails nails, this condition is notoriously difficult to treat. The following article discusses the reason why this is the case, and that doctors most commonly used to eradicate the infection.fungus is an organism, like bacteria, viruses, parasites, plants or animals. there are many species and forms of fungi, large (like mushrooms), and other microscopic. Species are microscopic fungi that can invade the human body and use it as a scaffold to live outside. Yeast infections can be seen in the lungs, skin, and numerous holes (like the mouth and genital regions). Although not usually fatal in persons reasonably healthy, fungal infections are a nuisance and can cause many problems that prompt people to seek quick relief. Perhaps the most common site of fungal infection found in the skin, which also includes the nails. Skin infection fungal goes by many common names depending on their location, including 'ringworm', the 'jock itch', and 'athlete's foot. "Skin fungus feeds on the body where the environment is hot and humid, and that is why the feet and genital infections appear to develop more easily. Foot fungus is transmitted, or "trapped" in wet areas like showers, changing rooms and other public places where one is barefoot. Several different species of fungi can invade the feet, including fungi and yeasts. however, the most common species of fungus that invades the feet is something called a dermatophyte. Is the species that causes infection of the nails more often. Nails become infected by skin fungus takes advantage of a small crack or tear in the tissue of the nails, and encroaches on the surface of the skin at rest under the nail. The fungus used over the nail as a scaffold for life, and thrives in the material of the skin underneath. Finally, we will loose the nail, discoloration, thickening and deformity of the surface of the skin and nails become partially destroyed by the infection. Infection waste generated externally nail is friable material out at the end of the nail.So why is this difficult to treat infection? Infection Athlete's foot is easily treated with topical creams, and nail fungus is the same body. why would it be more difficult to treat when in the nail? The answer lies in the nature of one's fingernail. The nails are hard plaques, tablets made of keratin tissue. This material is generally impervious to water, and the pervasiveness of drugs applied topically to the nail is generally poor, without a special formulation. Even if the drug can penetrate the nail because the nail is thicker than the skin of the final concentration of the medication to reach the underside of the nail is likely to be quite low, which is much less effective. since the fungus lives on the skin under the nail, the medication must reach the skin in sufficient concentration to kill in an environment more favorable to it, their country of origin so to speak. most of all anti-fungal topical medications do not have this capability, since it is rather low penetration of medicine because of its cream or formula-based solution, or the active ingredient is not active or concentrated enough against fungi the embedded nails. many therapies have been developed home in response to this difficult to treat nature. These include tea tree oil, Vicks, Listerine, vinegar stop, and many others. Unfortunately, none of them demonstrably true antifungal properties, and have not been scientifically proven to kill nail fungus. some of these treatments can clear debris or surface discoloration unclear, leading many to falsely believe the fungus goes away when the change is only superficial and the fungus persists. Furthermore, not all nail discoloration due to fungi, and these surface treatments can sometimes clear the discoloration of the nails, so the rumor anecdotal working on "fungus." Medical treatment of nail fungus is possible, but more complicated than the basic treatment of other non-life threatening skin infections. Clearly the most effective way to deliver drugs into the skin under the nail is to prevent the nail completely and send the drug through the bloodstream to enter the surface of the skin underneath. This is achieved by taking a pill that dissolves in the stomach and enters the bloodstream. there are two drugs currently available for this purpose, one of which used more frequently due to medical problems the interaction of others. Treatment should continue for three months before the infection can be effectively eradicated, and another six to nine months must pass before the nail grows sufficiently destroyed to new uninfected nail up the entire length of the nail. Unfortunately, this drug in rare cases can cause liver damage, and should be avoided in patients with liver disease, those taking certain medications that break down in the liver in a similar manner, or with other health problems such as disease impairment. A new generation of topical medication has emerged to address the need to replace the internal medication, especially for those who can not take. These topical solutions especially oil-based formulations to help send the drug through the nail plate. A prescription version has been available for some time, and selling some versions have been developed which are distributed by doctors, podiatrists, mainly. The most desirable of these marks is called Formula 3. According to the author, this drug appears to be more clinically effective than the prescription of topical medications on the basis of eight years of general use, without success, and Formula 3 is used in practice for this reason. taken together, these topical medications are less effective than internal medicine, but they are much safer to use. A prolonged period of use is necessary to destroy the fungus, which can take six months to a year depending on the rate of growth of the nails and the severity of the infection. Again, much of it has to do with the capacity of medicine to reach the skin under the nail. These topical medications work better than store-bought creams and water-based solutions, which essentially only the control of fungi in the folds of skin around the nail. they do not work as well as internal medication, still not one hundred percent effective and still requires three months of treatment. This is all due to the resilient nature of nail fungus because of its entrenchment in the skin under the nail, and shelter on the surface of the nail thick provided. Perhaps some day the pharmaceutical industry to develop an effective drug for use with nail fungus. Unfortunately, apart from the difficulty that the current medication to kill the fungus that causes infection of the toe nails, the theory of the observation that the nails may simply be more likely to develop fungal infection of fingernails on the other and in general the overwhelming presence of fungi in our environment leads to the possibility that the toe nail fungal infection can occur again and again. The steps can be done to prevent this infection to take hold on the money again, but this requires regular monitoring. Alternative technologies are being developed to treat nail fungus easier and safer to use repeated if necessary. Laser therapy is becoming popular in many parts of the country. there are several factors to be taken into account by those seeking treatment. Insurance is expensive and not yet covered. The results of a recent study in a medical journal looked promising with regard to its effectiveness. however, in the opinion of this author, the study (which was funded by the laser manufacturer) were defective. he did not follow patients long enough to determine if there was a "cure" true long-term, and do not have a sufficiently large number of patients studied to convince its general validity. Further studies are needed before this treatment should be considered as going to treatment for toenail fungus, especially considering its cost. Until then, nail fungus toe remains difficult to treat an infection that affects millions worldwide, and requires a different approach similar skin infections.
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