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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
The appearance of skin fungus is caused by the development of a certain group of microorganisms on the human body. Symptoms of the disease can be dryness and dullness, and if we talk about the hairline, then - loss of shine, hair loss, dandruff, constant itching. A common sign of fungus on the body is also peeling of the upper layers of the epithelium. With an advanced stage of a fungal infection, small bubbles, gray or yellow crusts may form on the affected areas.
One of the most effective treatments for infection is fungal shampoo.
Despite the abundance of their variations, names, each of them contains active components that neutralize the development and growth of the fungus:
- Piroctone Olamine;
- Cyclopirox Olamine;
- Zinc pyrithione.
Most instructions indicate that products containing the above components can be used not only as a preparation for hairy skin areas, but also as a shampoo against fungus on the body. The main drugs for the treatment of fungal infections are Nizoral, Tsinovit, Sebozol, Keto Plus.
"Nizoral" - effective shampoo against skin fungus
The component composition of the drug includes a high concentration of ketoconazole, which allows the agent to give a long-term effect.
The main indications for the use of Nizoral are:
- all types of fungus;
The effectiveness of the drug has been proven by dozens of clinical studies. The healing properties allow you to relieve itching, eliminate exfoliation. Due to the fact that the active components are not absorbed into the blood, the drug is absolutely harmless.
The course of treatment is at least one month. To eliminate the infection, it is recommended to apply shampoo twice a week, or in combination with a regular shampoo. Also, "Nizoral" is used for prophylaxis: for this purpose, it is necessary to wash the head or body with this drug once every two weeks.
Three contraindications are indicated in the attached instructions for Nizoral:
- hypersensitivity of the skin.
"Zinovit" - therapeutic shampoo against fungus
Despite numerous opinions and reviews, "Cynovit" is effective for mycosis of the head or parts of the body. The fact is that it contains climbazole, shea butter, jojoba oil, zinc. Taken together, the active ingredients are able to saturate the epidermis with the necessary vitamins, remove flaking, restore regeneration, and speed up the work of the sebaceous glands.
Shampoo is often used for yeast and dermatitis. Doctors-dermatologists recommend using "Cynovit" for the prevention of infection - once a week, and for treatment - twice.
"Sebozol" - universal shampoo against skin fungus
The versatility of the product lies in the fact that its component composition is suitable for absolutely any type of hair and skin. This antifungal agent is used daily, so you can get rid of dandruff, itching and fungus in the shortest possible time. To achieve maximum results, it is recommended to wash the affected areas of the body and head with this shampoo at least 3 times a week.
Due to its thick consistency, the shampoo is characterized by minimal consumption, so "Sebozol" is not enough for one course of treatment or prophylaxis. There are no contraindications: it is approved for use by pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, children from 1 year old.
Shampoo "Keto Plus" for complex skin treatment
Like all of the above medicines, "Keto Plus" has not only antifungal, but also antiproliferative effect. It is a pink, thick, viscous gel. The drug is recommended for use in any type of lichen, seborrheic dermatitis, various types of dandruff.
The method of application of "Keto Plus" is quite simple: apply the medication to the affected areas for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water. Depending on the diagnosis and the degree of development of the disease, the number of procedures varies from 2 to 4 times a week, for a period of 7 to 21 days. "Keto Plus" is used for preventive purposes, then - once a week for one month.
The only contraindication is sensitivity to Keto Plus ingredients. Pregnancy, lactation in women are not reasons for canceling the use of "Keto Plus", since the ingredients included in the composition are not absorbed by the blood.
"Mycozoral" - an affordable remedy for the elimination of skin fungus
Today, based on the price category, "Mycozoral" is the most budgetary analogue of the above drugs. "Mycozoral" for skin and hair has a thick, orange-colored consistency.
A distinctive feature of the drug is a positive effect on the condition of the scalp by normalizing the production of sebum. The epithelium becomes resistant to fungal infection, its structure is restored at the cellular level.
It is recommended to use the medication three times a week. In the late stage of mycosis, it is better to carry out a monthly course of treatment, using "Mycozoral" 5 times a week.
General recommendations for the use of products for skin affected by fungus
Like standard shampoos, lotions, masks, hair gels, the above medicines are applied with massage movements to the body area. When a fungal infection is localized on the head, it is important that the drug does not fall on the ends of the hair, but on the roots. After rubbing in, you need to wait about 3-5 minutes for the substance to be absorbed. Completion of the procedure - washing off the shampoo residues with water. It is also important to remember to follow the dosage indicated in the instructions for each product.
Folk remedies for skin fungus
In order to eliminate skin lesions by infection, you can use not only medications, but also folk methods.
- Eucalyptus oil can help relieve symptoms and fight infections localized to the scalp. The product is used somewhat differently from shampoos. The liquid is applied to the brush and then combed through the hair.
- Tansy shampoo (infusion) is used for fungus on the head. 1 tbsp. l. tansy is filled with 350-400 ml of boiling water. The resulting broth must be insisted for at least two hours. After straining, an infusion is obtained. The minimum period of its use is 1-1.5 months.
- A mixture of distilled water and vinegar. The proportion of the ingredients included is 1: 1. Such a remedy is effective only with a long course: two months. The mixture must be applied daily to be effective.
Alternative medicine advocates may benefit from the recipes described above.