• December 21, 2022

Giradito how to treat it

Swelling of the roots, how to treat it

Giraditus (a.k.a. patereccio) is an infection that can originate from bacteria, viruses or fungi and usually affects the extremities of the fingers or toes (more frequently the distal phalanges and less so the fingertip area).

It manifests with redness, swelling, pain, and possibly malodorous pustules that secrete a yellow/green liquid.

Depending on the origin, the infection may have a longer or shorter duration:

  • a few days, if bacterial in origin
  • 15-20 days, if viral in origin
  • 3 to 6 months, if fungal in origin

Clearly, it all also depends on the treatment that will be used, which will be different depending on the origin of the infection. In any case, it is important for the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis so that he or she can recommend the right therapy to get rid of the ringworm as soon as possible.

If the infection is not treated (or not treated well), there is a risk that it may involve the whole finger or hand (or foot).

Generally prescribed:

  • antibiotics, Whether the cause of raditus is a bacterium.In this case, the physician may require laboratory analysis of the pus in order to find out precisely which pathogen is causing the infection and prescribe the right drug.

In this case, the doctor will prescribe ointments based on ethanol or thymol. In fact, these substances have a fungicidal action. Some azole-based drugs (such as Fluconazole) could also be prescribed.