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Month: July 2021

Opportunistic infections

Opportunistic infections

Opportunistic infections, including mycoses of the digestive system, are an urgent problem in modern gastroenterology. Diagnosis and treatment of esophageal candidiasis in some cases is associated with certain difficulties. Yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida are unicellular microorganisms with a size of 6-10 microns. These yeasts are dimorphic: under different conditions they form blastospores (kidney cells) and pseudomycelium (filaments of elongated cells). This morphological feature is, as will be shown below, of great clinical significance. Yeast of the genus Candida is widespread in the environment. Viable cells of…

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Fungi causing damage to human hair and nails

Fungi causing damage to human hair and nails

Fungal diseases (mycoses) make up a significant part of infectious skin pathology. The causative agents of mycoses are anthropophilic fungi, parasitizing on humans, zoophilic, carried by animals, as well as opportunistic organisms, mainly yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida. On fungal infections account for between 37-42% of all diseases of the skin and nails. Mycoses of the feet in frequency are close to colds. In 18-40% of patients, disfiguring changes in nails are caused by pathogens of mycoses of the feet. To date, about 400 pathogenic fungi are known – the causative agents of registered cases…

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Risk factors for developing a fungal infection

Risk factors for developing a fungal infection

IntroductionFungal diseases (mycoses) make up a significant part of infectious skin pathology. The causative agents of mycoses are anthropophilic fungi, parasitizing on humans, zoophilic, carried by animals, as well as opportunistic organisms, mainly yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida.Mycoses account for 37-42% of all skin and nail diseases. Mycoses of the feet in frequency are close to colds. In 18-40% of patients, disfiguring changes in the nails are caused by pathogens of mycoses of the feet.Today, about 400 disease-causing fungi…

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Why does an ingrown toenail grow and how to effectively treat an ingrown toenail?

Why does an ingrown toenail grow and how to effectively treat an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) is an ingrowth of the nail plate into the lateral edge of the nail fold (most often on the big toe, most often the outer edge). This is a very common disease. In this case, the nail fold becomes red and swollen, inflammation begins, causing severe pain. In the future, the development of a chronic inflammatory process is possible. Reasons for the appearance of an ingrown toenailExternal causesIncorrectly performed manicure or pedicureAccidentally cut off the corner…

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Why are nails peeling, and what to do?

Why are nails peeling, and what to do?

Peeling and flaking of nails is not uncommon. There are different types of violations. In women, they occur more often than in men, which is associated with mistakes in manicure, continuous wearing of artificial coatings or contact with aggressive household chemicals. However, the reasons why nails exfoliate in children, women or men are not only in this, sometimes they speak of malfunctions inside the body. Nails that flake off look messy. They cling to objects, cause inconvenience, and reduce hand…

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Fungus or not?

Fungus or not?

How to tell if your unpleasant foot odor is caused by fungus or not? Everything is very simple. Pay attention to your feet and toenails. With a fungal infection of the feet, the skin becomes dry and rough, begins to peel off and a white coating appears on it. In this case, severe itching and burning occurs. These symptoms are aggravated if the feet are immersed in hot water. With a fungal infection of the nails, the nail plates thicken,…

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Bad foot odor: causes and treatments

Bad foot odor: causes and treatments

A well-groomed and neat appearance of a person always becomes a kind of stepping stone to win over the interlocutor and listener. And therefore, it is extremely important that not a single trifle becomes an obstacle, and even more so a reason for the destruction of the image. One of these problems, which not only spoils the impression of communication, but can also cause serious self-doubt, is the unpleasant smell of feet. Unpleasant foot odor: causesThe problem of disgusting foot…

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