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Problems with nails

What problems with nails?

Some people really care about nails, while others do not care for this at all. Regardless of whether we are in favor manicure or not, you should seek help as a result of brittleness, discoloration, wrinkles or fungal infection nails become ugly.

Just eat better, apply your supplements and fungicides to restore them look perfect.

Apart from growing into the toenail onychomycosis it is probably the most acute problem associated with this part of the body. Once we happen to this condition - it usually affects the big toe - nail becomes thick, discolored and brittle.

For other conditions to be nail fragility (this may be due to age, drying or excessive humidification or nutrient deficiency). Also, certain skin diseases can affect the nails, such as psoriasis (causes the bead and the recess of the nail) or local alopecia, alopecia areata known professionally, or alopecia areata (nails have the groove, the recesses and become rough).

Problems with nails - advice

To combat persistent onychomycosis, reach for tea tree oil. Because of its strong antiseptic properties is useful in treating mycosis. In one study it was as effective as chemical antifungals. Apply 1-2 drops on a discolored toenail 1-2 times a day. Best to do it after a bath when the skin is the most softened.

You can also use an antifungal powder that absorbs moisture and prevents fungal infection. A good choice will Canesten-AF or Daktarin (often recommended for athlete's foot). You can also pour drug powder into socks.

If your feet are sweaty when you come home, you immediately create a clean socks. And if you work in an office, bring a fresh socks to change - especially on hot summer days - so you can get changed before you start work.

Do not cut cuticles. Truncating them, remove the protective layer of nails. Fungi and bacteria can easily settle in the space around their base.

Accept after 10 milligrams of biotin (vitamin H or B7), 3 times daily with meals. A long time ago, veterinarians have found that vitamin strengthens hooves - and they are built mainly with creatine, the same raw material from which human nails are formed. If you have weak or brittle nails, perhaps enough biotin to strengthen and thicken it. However, it does not work right away. You must use the treatment for at least 6 months to see an improvement. Food rich in biotin include barley, nuts, rice and soybeans.

Drink a cup of infusion of horsetail or nettle once a day. These herbs are rich in silica and other minerals required for the growth of nails. They are sold inter alia in the form of teas expressway in health food stores and herbal.

If you have your nails brittle and flaky, enrich the diet with polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are found in foods such as oily fish (mackerel, sardines, salmon), linseed or flaxseed oil. If you do not eat a lot of fish, accept a teaspoon of flaxseed oil a day (it replace other oils added to salads) or sprinkle ground flaxseed cereal or other food.

Oil from the seeds of the evening primrose is another source of essential fatty acids. Accept 1000 milligrams three times per day with meals.

If the nails appear white spots, you can have a zinc deficiency. Increase the content of zinc in the diet - eat beef, pork, liver, poultry (dark meat), eggs and seafood, as well as cheese, beans, nuts and wheat germ.

If you have dry and brittle nails, rub petroleum jelly or a no greasy cream to give them as much moisture. If you do it before going to bed, put on thin cotton gloves overnight.

Wash dishes, and perform other household chores that require wet hands wearing rubber gloves.

Nail polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde very dry your nails. Use cleaners acetate.

Women who have problems with weak, soft, brittle nails, artificial nails must seem like a gift from heaven. But if we want to avoid onychomycosis, do not wear such imitation, no matter how much we dream of elegant nails. Artificial nails are glued on top of the real and the space between them becomes a place for breeding of fungus. The gap this may also develop a painful bacterial infection. Artificial nails are the most common cause of fungal nail infection in women.


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