From the first day of pregnancy, a woman should take care of her health especially carefully. Pregnancy skincare routine and treatment should be as natural as possible. Medical cosmetics, which a woman chooses during this period, should not have side effects, but at the same time actively deal with problems. Changes in the immunological and hormonal background during pregnancy often leads to the appearance of fungal diseases during pregnancy. Fungal infection in pregnancy – is unpleasant and dangerous condition for both baby and mom. Dermatomycoses (tinea corporis, tinea inquinalis, tinea manum, tinea pedum, candidiasis of skin, pityriasis versicolor) and mycoses (onychomycosis, chromonychia) can have serious consequences for the pregnant woman. Vital activity of fungi has a toxic effect on the human body, weakens the protective functions of the skin and weakens the immune barrier, which can cause the development of other viral and bacterial diseases.
Dermatophyte infections are classified according to the affected body site. Thus, Tinea corporis affects skin other than bearded area, scalp, groin, hands or feet. Tinea manum affects hands and Tinea pedum affects feet. Tinea inquinalis (tinea cruris) affects groin, perineum and perineal areas.
The usual visit to the bathhouse, sauna, pool, beach or bathroom in the hotel can cause the appearance of a fungal disease due to the decrease in the immunity of a pregnant woman. Often the development of a fungal disease depends on increased sweating, uncomfortable shoes, clothing made of synthetic materials these factors create favorable conditions for fungi. If these factors are supplemented by pregnancy, then the woman is at risk for the incidence of fungus.
Symptoms of fungal infection
The symptoms of a skin fungal infection include the following: skin changes, becomes irritated, red and possibly cracking or peeling, itching. The symptoms of fungal infection vary from person to person. In some cases, symptoms of skin fungus may include blisters on the affected area, skin softening, burning sensations in the infected area. Fungal infections on one part of the body can cause rashes on other parts of the body that are not infected. It can be an allergic reaction to the fungus.
Symptoms of fungal nail disease also depend on the general condition of the patient, his clinical history, complicating factors such as pregnancy. Classic nail fungus symptoms are discoloration of the nail plate, unpleasant odor, itching, change in the form and structure of the nail, fragility, friability, thickening of the nail.
Remember that the symptoms of each person are individual and depend on many factors! If you detect the similar symptoms – you should consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Do not self-medicate – remember that during pregnancy you are responsible for the health of your baby!
As a rule, a dermatologist makes a diagnosis based on an external examination of the patient, but sometimes laboratory tests may be necessary.
Treatment for fungal infection during pregnancy
Fungal infections are typically treated with antifungal preparation, that are applied directly to the affected area (topical preparations). Topical preparations may include creams, gels, lotions, or shampoos. In some cases, antifungal therapy is prescribed in the form of tablets. Antifungal treatment during pregnancy is complicated by the need for safe and natural treatment to minimize the harmful effects on the fetus. To avoid any harm pregnant woman should prefer only surface treatment with a hypoallergenic and herbal composition. Such preparations are developed by Flosvita Company.
Micotin line, which consists of Micotin Booster, Micotin Nail Repair Balm, Micotin Feet Gel from Veratin Skin Care brand is safe treatment for fungal diseases of the skin and nails in pregnant women.
Micotin Booster is an antifungal, antiseptic preparation that has a regenerating effect. An effective composition with such active components (Collagen, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Perl, Glycerin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Thymus Serpyllum Essential Oil) can quickly relieve inflammation and treat fungal infections of the nails and periungual roller. An important factor in the successful use of Micotin Booster is the observance of personal hygiene during the treatment and prevention of fungal diseases.
Micotin Nail Repair Balm – a concentrated balm designed to restore nails weakened after gel polish and fungal diseases, is a preventive natural remedy for nails fungal solutions. Active ingredients: Castor Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, Nigella Sativa Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Thymus Serpyllum Essential Oil.
Micotin Feet Gel is an antifungal gel that fights dermatophytes on both nails and skin. Active ingredients: Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Thymol, a complex of CO2-extracts (Micotin Complex®), Glycerin.
Veratin Skin Care antifungal preparations are as natural as possible, but before use it – take an allergy test (a small amount of the product should be applied to the wrist for 10 minutes to check the skin reaction). During the treatment you may face with such reactions as dry skin, hyperemia, burning, but these reactions are reversible and, as a rule, do not require discontinuation of treatment. However, if these symptoms are observed for several days and do not disappear – perhaps this is an individual intolerance to the components of the preparation, then you should consult with a dermatologist for further use.
General instructions for antifungal therapy for pregnant
- It is necessary to minimize visits to common areas (manicure salons, gyms, swimming pools, baths, saunas, hotels)
- It is better to avoid using other people’s clothes and shoes
- It is important to wear comfortable shoes and clothes made of natural materials
- It is obligatorily to adhere to the rules of personal hygiene
- Every symptom or change in the body during pregnancy you should discuss with your doctor
- Carefully study the composition of the preparations that you intend to use. The composition should be as natural and effective as possible.