Onychomycosis or nail fungus infection is very common and affects, mostly the toenails.
As soon as your are infected with a toenail fungus, they can spread to other toenails too. In very rare occasions the infection can be passed to your fingernails.
Fungi usually are caused by constant exposure to a warm and humid temperature.
When fungi infects the toenails, they will usually thicken and become yellow, but they can also have a gray, brown or black color to it. Then, as the infection progresses, it invades the nail area and it begins to peel and fall. The surrounding skin may become red, swollen and itchy.
When fungi affect the fingernails, it causes them to turn yellow (or brown), weak, cracked and brittle. As it progresses, the nail can not grow and may even fall over.
Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus
Remedy # 1: Mix three drops of tea tree oil and a teaspoon of olive oil and apply it directly to the affected nail. This action is repeated alternately (once every other day) for 20 days.
Remedy # 2: Extract the juice of several lemons and insert nails into the juice. You can also pass the lemon on the nails.
Remedy # 3: Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar in a bowl of warm water. Soak your toenails for 20 minutes. After that time elapsed, carefully dry your nails. For that purpose, you can use a hair dryer on warm temperature to absorb any moisture that might exist around the toes.
Remedy # 4: Mix three drops of essential oregano oil with a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply this preparation daily on the toenail fungus for three weeks.
Remedy # 5: Mix half a cup of bleach in two gallons of water and soak your feet for half an hour. Then remove and dry the feet. Apply this remedy for seven weeks on alternate days.
Remedy # 6: Mix half a cup of castor oil and seven drops of lemon. Place this mixture into a wide bowl and put your feet inside the mixture. Use this remedy at least every six weeks.
Remedy # 7: Boil five cloves of garlic in a cup of water and then pour this mixture into a container with enough water so that the toenails are submerged. Place feet when the water is still warm for 15 minutes then remove from water and dry. Do this every four weeks.
Remedy # 8: Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. With a cotton ball put the mixture on your healthy toenails then on the infected ones. Leave it on for a few minutes, rinse and dry.
Remedy # 9: Put 2 cups of water in a saucepan with 3 tablespoons of thyme and boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and allow to cool. Place this preparation using a cotton ball on the toenail fungus.
Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a fungal infection caused by dermatophyte fungi. Interdigital affects the plant and fungal foot. It is produced by a group of fungi that are able to infect keratinized skin tissues.
Athlete’s foot causes redness and itching constantly. Some cases may have no symptoms, except for the characteristic smelly infection. It is also common to see cracks, blisters and scales in the affected area. If the fungus spreads to your toenails, they can become discolored, thick, and even crumble.
Athlete’s foot can occur in three clinical forms:
1. Chronic form: dry infection, whose symptoms include itching (in some cases), maceration whitish, cracks and fissures with a characteristic odor and peeling.
2. Acute form, usually plantar pruritus (in some cases), and hyperkeratosis cracks where the whole foot is molded to the shoe. It is common to see sores and scabs in places of friction.
3. Form vesicular wet: with vesicles that should never be exploited intentionally.
Natural Toenail Fungus Treatment
1. Fungi hates acidic, so just wash your feet with warm water, salt and apple cider vinegar.
2. A great way to eradicate them is to prepare a paste of baking soda with water, then applying between the toes and the affected areas. Let it dry and rinse. Apply daily.
2 – Cinnamon: An infusion of cinnamon bark, the ratio is two tablespoons in two quarts of water, and bathe the feet ..
Other Natural Toenail Fungus Treatment:
- Lemon: wet your feet and nails with juice and allow it to dry.
If the fungus is on the nails:
- Garlic: rub garlic on them, it is a great remedy.
After bathing, it is important to use a mixture of essential oil. You can use 50% tea tree oil and 50% lavender essential oil, mix them both very well and apply it in your feet with a brush or a gauze. It is better if you do this in the mornings and in the evening.
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