Treatment Of Fungal Infections In The Toenails?
A few months ago my big toe was prone to water fleas. After being given medicine by the doctor my thumb recovered but my thumb nail turned yellow and finally seemed to be damaged. After I browse on Google, there is an article to cure nail fungus by using garlic. Is it true that nail fungus can be overcome with garlic?
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Toenails and hands can get a fungal infection which in medical language is called onychomycosis. But in practice, toenails are more often exposed to fungal infections because the position of the foot is closer to something dirty than the hands. Fungal infections are also more common in people with poor immune systems, such as in diabetes mellitus, or AIDS. Because Indonesia is a tropical country, the prevalence of fungal diseases is also higher than other cold temperatures.
Garlic, although reported by several studies that have antibiotic properties (kill bacteria), anti-virus, and anti-fungal, but the use of onions in direct treatment is still in the stage of further research. Therefore, at this time garlic has not been used medically to cure fungal infections of the nails.
We always advise patients to be more careful in sorting information from search engines on the internet, because there are a lot of news that can not be known with certainty the truth. In addition to assessing the writing content, the author's profile and research sources can be an indication of the level of trust in an article. One case study regarding the use of garlic, it was reported (BMJ) can worsen the condition of nail fungus, and even cause irritation, and burns.
If you have a fungal disease, I recommend using antifungal drugs, because it has been proven to be able to solve the problem of fungus on the nails. If you have tried using a fungus medication but it has not improved, you can re-consult your GP or your dermatologist. In addition, avoid humid conditions, as much as possible do not use closed footwear, or if you use shoes always change socks. Make sure your toenails are always dry and clean.
Thus information from me, hopefully can help.