Skin Infections by Dermatophyte Molds
"Grey finger-nails" and cracked hand or palm skin do bother a lot of people since they are particularly tough for treatment, and greatly affect the cosmetic beauty of people.
All those symptoms are caused by the so-called dermatophytous molds, mostly 3 genera: Microsporium sp., Trichophyton sp., and Epidermophyton sp. Those dermatophyetes developed a peculiar appetite on particularly keratinoid tissue, that is why they infect kerotinised palm skin, hair, scalp and finger-nails and toe-nails.
There are other molds that can cause coetaneous skin infections, but will appear on other skin locations as well.
Localized application of funicidial ointment or cream to suppress dermatophytes canâ€™t penetrate deep enough and long eough to kill them. And biocidal chemical solutions such as 3% peroxide acetate, however, will burn all the applied areas, including normal tissues.
Antifungal drugs (orally taken) such as Amphotericin-B and Ketoconazlole, will have some sort of side effects, such as liver toxicity, if taken orally. A lengthy use of anitfungal drug in combination of wrapped enclosing application of ectopical antifungals will suppress and eventually kill those tough dermatophytes.