Keeping toenail fungus at bay
TOENAIL fungus in children can be a ghastly problem for the child affected and his or her parents as well. Children sometimes fail to realise how important it is to maintain proper hygiene like hand washing, therefore they can, too, contract nail fungus like adults.
Another main reason toenail fungus in children occurs is because their toenails are not trimmed regularly. Microorganisms mixed with dirt tend to accumulate and settle in toenails that are not properly manicured; thus, a toenail fungus is likely to occur.
Any child suffering from toenail fungus should be taken to a paediatrician immediately to prevent or control an infection.
A tell-tale sign of a fungal infection in a child’s toes is a noticeable smell. The toenails will take on a thickness, making them quite difficult to trim.
The colour of the affected toenails will become brownish, yellow or black and take on a dull look because of the dirt that lodged under the nail. The nails will become brittle and the skin around and in between the toes will appear dry and inflamed.
A fungus is a spore that is microscopic and loves to multiple in warm, moist and dark areas of the body. The most common group of fungi is dermatophytes, which are the cause of toenail infections.
A child’s feet may be clean, but a fungal infection can still occur because the toenail is the perfect host for this type of fungal infection.
The fungi is often found in places like locker rooms, shower stalls, pools, moist socks and shoes. It easily spreads, which accounts for the numbers of children affected.
The best treatment for preventing toenail fungus in children is proper hygiene. A child should be encouraged to wash his feet (including toenails) every day and completely dry his feet, especially in between his toes. Sprinkling anti-fungal powder in the child’s shoes is a good preventative measure as well as it will help prevent sweaty feet and moisture buildup.
Never blame your child if he or she becomes infected. Most children are very embarrassed by the condition, especially if other children have noticed. The last thing a child needs is criticism from a parent.
Explain to the child what a toenail fungus is. Make sure that you and your child know the proper way to wash his or her feet and toes to prevent toenail fungus from reoccurring.
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A study has shown that 81% patients have improvement in 42 days. Excilor effectively treats fungal infections from the root.
The most important constituent of toe and finger nails is keratin, which most anti-fungal preparations are unable to penetrate.
Excilor is specially formulated to effectively penetrate below the surface of nails to treat infections from the root. It controls the microenvironment of the nail by acidifying the nail bed.
Excilor lowers the pH of the nail, creating an environment that is hostile to fungal growth. Once a new nail grows, the infection should be eliminated. Excilor comes in a pen-shaped applicator which is easy to use. It is available at leading pharmacies nationwide. For details, call Vemedia-Shine at 03-7956 8384. Excilor treats fungal infections from the root.