Foot rubromycosis is an infectious disease affecting the skin of the legs. The most aggressive type of the disease is gypsum, it is which affects the feet. It is often found in people leading active lifestyles, visiting public places (baths, swimming pools, city beaches) and those who ignore the rules of personal hygiene (wears someone else’s shoes, etc.). It is considered the most common mycosis of the feet of all existing.
The Mechanism of Infection and Symptoms
Rubromycosis is transmitted by direct contact with a sick person. But there are cases when the infection can occur upon contact with some household items (towels, socks, shoes).
Foot rubromycosis. Physicians claim that impaired vascular tone, altered blood circulation in the limbs, directly affects the seeding of spores of the fungus. The disease does not affect immunity. At risk are also people suffering from overweight and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis of the feet). The incubation period is not set to the end. Sometimes a person is the carrier of the pathogen and at the same time he has no clinical manifestations.
Rubromycosis of the feet – such a diagnosis is made in 90% of cases, if they were provoked by the fungus Rubrum. After the incubation period has passed, almost all the areas between the fingers are affected, after a while the feet are affected.
If the skin is infected, it becomes infiltrated and dry, the pictures on it can be more clear. Mucoid flakings are observed in the damaged area, they are more visible in the place of the furrows. If for a long time the patient does not take any measures to treat the disease, it will begin to affect all large areas. In children and at a young age, exudation may occur in the affected area, so it is not always easy to make a diagnosis.
The initial stage of development of foot ruprofitia is considered to be:
- peeling of feet and cracks in the interdigital folds;
- itching of varying intensity;
As the disease progresses, the sole, the skin of the fingers and the nail plates are involved in the process. In some situations, it is common to consider rubromycosis of the nails as a separate disease, especially when the lesion begins with them.
Photo of Rubromycosis of Feet
Diagnosis and Treatment
Despite the fact that externally rubromycosis of the feet may resemble other skin diseases, there are still specific symptoms. If the doctor conducts a thorough examination, he will make the correct diagnosis. In order to confirm it, it is necessary to conduct a cytological study. It is possible to identify the exact pathogen by means of sowing, as well as examination, which will be able to establish sensitivity to certain drugs.
So that you understand how serious a disease is the degradation of the feet, see what kind of disinfection is performed in the offices where the mycosis of the feet is treated. All cotton wool, bandages and tampons are burned, and the instrument is boiled and soaked in formaldehyde solution.
If the moist skin of the affected skin and swelling appear clearly, it is necessary to apply sedatives, gels with a cooling effect and lotions. It is important to normalize the work of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as eliminate any systemic diseases.
If the patient has noticed that he has an allergy, especially when inhaling the spores of the fungus, it is necessary to take desensitizing drugs. Many doctors prescribe medications aimed at reducing histamine production (for example, Telfax).
After the inflammatory process subsides, the specialist will write out keratolytic drugs, under their influence the thickened epidermis will exfoliate. Additionally, you need to clean the skin from the horny areas, for this you can use regular nail scissors. The disease is always treated long and hard, the patient must be ready for all methods of therapy, it is important to follow all the recommendations of the doctor. The most common prescription dermatologists found the following ointment from the rubrofitii feet:
- fengoterbin and others.
As a preventive measure, you should regularly change your underwear, change bed linen once a week, do not use other people’s personal belongings. A special treatment of shoes and socks is also shown, especially during the treatment period and the first months after negative tests. If rubromycosis stops you often, periodically you need to visit a dermatologist and undergo preventive examinations. With all the rules of treatment and prevention, you can get rid of such an unpleasant and dangerous disease.