Onychomycosis or nail fungal infections are most common nail disease and represents about half of all nail disorders.
Nail fungal infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under or on the nail. Nail fungal infection may begin as a white or yellow spot under the fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungal spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause the nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges-unsightly and potentially painful problem.
This is very unpleasant disease and it is a contagious disease that is usually transmitted from one person to another by contact. In addition, no personal hygiene may further exacerbate the disease.
The most common symptom of a fungal infection of the nail is thickening and discoloration of the nail. Usually there is no pain or other physical symptoms. However, if left untreated, can lead to inflammation of the skin under and around the nail bed which leads to pain.
Nail fungal infections can be painful and can cause permanent damage to your nails. They can also lead to other serious infections that can spread beyond your feet if you have a suppressed immune system due to medication, diabetes and other conditions. Nail fungal infections are the most serious health risk for people with diabetes and for those with weakened immune systems, such as people with leukemia or those who have had organ transplants.
Nail Fungal Treatment
More recently there was a change in the guidelines for the treatment of fungal nail infections. In fact, while earlier the only rational form of treatment was considered the systematic application of therapy, today they are present newer therapeutic approaches that involve the application of local therapy and most popular, laser treatment which has more than 80% success. Antifungal drugs in the treatment, can result in numerous side effects and interactions with other medications that the patient eventually takes. Combination therapy involves removing diseased part of the nail by applying a paste containing a high percentage of urea, and then applying local antifungal treatment during several months.
In this article we bring you one natural remedy for nail fungal treatment what you can prepare and use in your home. Recipe is simple and the procedure is evan more simpler, but most important is, that this procedure is natural and effective. Here is the recipe and procedure.
You will need:
- Baking Soda (4-5 tbsp);
- 2 cups of apple cider vinegar ;
- Warm water;
- Plastic wash basin.
First of all, you will need to wash four feet in bathroom so they are clean before the treatment. You will need approximately 1 hour for this treatment. When you are ready, fill the plastic wash basin with apple cider vinegar (2 cups) and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. You can use some small plastic wash basin, just big enough for your feet to be fully submerged and infected nails to be covered. After 15-20 min. add warm water and soak your feet again for 15-20 minutes. At the end, add the baking soda in same basin (4-5 tbsp), mix it and again soak your feet for 20-25 minutes. When all is done, pat your feet completely dry with paper towels (avoid to use regular towel for fungal infection). Do this treatment once every day or if you have time, feel free to do the treatment twice per day for better and faster results (once in morning and once before bed). Just for two weeks results need to be visible and depends by infection, after 3 to 4 weeks, nail fungal will disappear completely.
This treatment works in way that vinegar is killing the fungal infection and baking soda prevent growing and spreading of the same.