How to get rid of nail fungus and unpleasant foot odor?

Publication date: 15.04.2024.

How to get rid of nail fungus and unpleasant foot odor?

A nail fungus infection usually starts as a white or yellow-brown spot under the tip of the nail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, the nail may discolor, thicken, crumble at the edge and become brittle. If not treated immediately, the infection spreads to all of the nail, and the fungus can then affect several nails. Sometimes the entire nail can lift off, causing the skin around it to become swollen and painful.

You can get a fungal nail infection if your feet are constantly warm and damp. You are more likely to get an infection if you wear sneakers for a long time and have hot, sweaty feet.

People who have fungal infections of the toenails often have a fungal skin infection on the foot, especially between the toes (a condition called athlete's foot or tinea pedis) which causes the skin to peel and become very itchy.

Signs and symptoms of a fungal nail infection

  • Discolouration of the nails – they may turn yellow, brown, green or even black
  • Thickening and distortion of the nails - they may become an unusual shape or texture and are difficult to trim
  • Pain or discomfort – when touching or when footwear placing pressure on the affected toe

Nail fungus is successfully treated with anti-fungal preparations, although this process can take time. We recommend the IZAEFFECT spray, which effectively and quickly destroys up to 99.9% of viruses and fungi on the nails. We also recommend the IZAEFFECT set, which includes a relaxing bath made from natural sea salt, which is an excellent exfoliator for removing bacteria and impurities, a foot care gel with essential oils that acts bactericidally and against fungi, and two sprays that effectively kill up to 99.9 % of viruses and fungi on nails and feet.

If you need more aggressive treatment, consult a dermatologist who can prescribe anti-fungal pills.

Difference between fungal and bacterial nail infection
You will recognize the type of infection by the nail color. Nail fungus is caused by a variety of fungal organisms (the most common type is called dermatophyte). With a fungal infection, the nail usually turns yellow, i.e. changes color to yellow-brown. With a bacterial infection, the nails change color to green or black.

Why do feet stink?
Feet that sweat a lot become home to bacteria called Kyetococcus sedentarius. These bacteria produce stinky organic acids and volatile sulfur compounds. Sulfur compounds usually have a strong and unpleasant smell. This problem mostly affects people who spend their days in closed shoes.

Prevention against fungi and bacteria on the feet and nails

  • Keep your feet always clean and dry.
  • Cut your nails often and regularly.
  • Do not walk barefoot in areas such as locker rooms or public showers.
  • Do not share nail clippers with other people.
  • When visiting a nail salon, choose a salon that is clean and that is proven to sterilize its equipment after each use.

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