Remember that familiar slogan? “Get onychomycosis, one infects two!” Although the word onychomycosis is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, in fact, everyone does not know much about it!
Especially everyone thinks that onychomycosis is an adult disease and has nothing to do with children, but in fact, children are more susceptible to onychomycosis! Summer is the high incidence of onychomycosis. Today we will talk about this “annoying” disease!
What exactly is onychomycosis? What are its symptoms
Onychomycosis, the professional name is onychomycosis, is a common name for onychomycosis.
It is not necessarily directly related to the health of people! A person’s body is very good. If the old tinea pedis is not treated, it will gradually spread to the nails and become onychomycosis; some people are malnourished and their feet have been injured, and it is easy to cause fungal reproduction and so on! Anyway, it’s a disease caused by a dermatophyte, yeast or non-dermatophyte fungal infection.
Onychomycosis can cause abnormal nails, such as nail discoloration, nail turbidity, nail thickening, paronychia, uneven nails, brittle nail plate, nail layering, etc.!
At present, according to the location and degree of fungal invasion, it can be divided into distal subungual paronychia, which is the most common type. There is also white superficial paronychia, and other types of onychomycosis are relatively rare in babies, so I won’t say more!
The dangers of onychomycosis
The most direct consequence of getting onychomycosis is to affect the appearance!
In addition, when a child is wearing yellow, brittle, and thick nails, when they come into contact with other children, it will definitely arouse the curiosity and onlookers of other children. If the parents of other children are afraid Being infected and preventing your own children from playing with children with paronychia will definitely have an impact on the child’s psychology and make the child feel inferior, which will cause the child to be reluctant to contact people! Reluctance to learn things by hands, thus affecting the sensitivity and flexibility of the hands!
Although onychomycosis is an infectious disease, although it is not highly contagious, if the skin is not damaged and there is hand contact with the patient, the possibility of being infected is very small ! But if you live with the patient for a long time, or even share nail clippers, slippers, towels, etc., the possibility of being infected is very high!
News reports that a mother found that her child’s feet first began to peel, and then the little toenails slowly turned yellow, and even empty nails appeared. She took the child to the hospital for examination, and finally Diagnosed with toenail fungus!
But my mother doesn’t understand, how can a one-year-old child get onychomycosis? After investigation, it was found that the children’s grandparents and father were all patients with onychomycosis, and they all had a history of more than 10 years of illness. Because it didn’t have much impact on their daily life, they didn’t care, and they didn’t expect to infect their children.
Onychomycosis prevention and treatment
For fungal infections such as onychomycosis and athlete’s foot, many people like to use home remedies indiscriminately because they are easy to repeat, which will delay or aggravate the disease, waste money, and even affect their family members. and children are infected.
In fact, you can see the effect by finding a doctor to confirm the type of onychomycosis, customizing a targeted plan, and standardizing the treatment according to the course of treatment. After normal treatment, healthy new nails will grow, and the diseased nails will be repaired, and there will be no difference in appearance. The most important thing is to follow the doctor’s advice and not to stop the drug at will, otherwise, it will go back and forth again and again.
For children, the probability of onychomycosis is relatively low, and the use of oral antifungal drugs has certain side effects, such as affecting liver function, which need to be carefully evaluated after reuse.
Therefore, in the treatment of children’s onychomycosis, external use of drugs is generally the main reason. This is because children’s nail plate is thin and grows rapidly, and it may be cured by external use of drugs. Commonly used drugs are: 5% amorolfine liniment, 8% ciclopirox amine paint, 10% efluconazole, Tavaborole (5%) and so on.
Of course, but most children will be infected with tinea pedis or onychomycosis, and most of them are infected by family members who suffer from such diseases, so family members have toenail fungus, you need to pay attention to the following points Point:
1. Adults who live together should try to treat together as much as possible, and don’t ignore it because it doesn’t matter, which will cause children to get sick repeatedly.
2. Patients and family members cannot use one nail clipper together. Secondly, washbasins and towels for toiletries should be separated, and gloves, shoes and socks should not be used together. For children, especially It is a younger child who likes to wear adult shoes, and parents should consciously avoid it.
3. For patients, in addition to putting away the relevant utensils, the most important thing is to boil and disinfect personal items such as nail clippers, washbasins, towels, gloves, socks, etc. every week. The socks are left to dry in the sun.
4. To enhance physical fitness, usually pay attention to hygiene, keep the skin dry, swim, and dry the body after bathing.
Prevention and treatment should be done when tinea pedis occurs. If the infected person does not treat tinea pedis, it will develop into onychomycosis over time, which is more difficult to treat.
In short, I got toenail fungus, “one infection is two”, ask me what to do, I suggest you see a doctor!