Fungal infections of the nails are very common and mostly occur on the fingers of the lower extremities. Many people do not know they have this problem because the infection at start attacks the inside of the nail plate, causing the damage, at least initially, almost invisible.
Fungal infections of the feet can be a very uncomfortable, because it is not just a walking discomfort and inconvenience, but it can cause very uncomfortable pain in that area.
Fungal infection is an infection that usually affects the soles and the space between the toes, and the first symptoms of athlete’s foot are unpleasant itching, tingling sensation and sloughing, or skin flakes and also unpleasant foot odor. It is believed that athletes are more susceptible to this type of infection because they have more often sweaty feet, and their changing rooms are an excellent environment for the development of infection, because the humidity is real paradise for fungus on feet.
When you get infected, at beginning it starts irritation and itching. Later diseased nail changes color. Fungus spread quickly and for only a few months will completely destroy the nail. In the advanced stage of the disease the nail becomes thickened, distorted and brittle, and fragments of an extinct tissues collected under the normal surface, but pink plate begins to separate from the slot. This embarrassing and painful condition can be alleviated with daily baths and treatments and lotions based tea tree and sage. The bath will cleanse your feet and soften the skin and nails, while lotions disinfect a sore spot.
In addition to the aesthetic, this can be a very serious health problem, especially in the case of diabetes and a weakened immune system. In patients with diabetes, blood circulation in the feet with time becomes bad and small inflammation may lead to complications in the form of open wounds that need time to heal.
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Skin Fungus Naturally
Homemade Calendula Cream
With very high content of iodine, calendula is an outstanding antiseptic and for centuries is used for skin. Preparation is very simple and easy. In pan, add 300 grams of fresh marigold flowers, which are previously chopped, over low heat, together with one kilo of pork fat. Stir gently until the pork fat is melted and then, cover it and let it stand over low heat for 1 hour. Stir gently occasionally. After one hour, turn off the heat and let it overnight. The following morning, slightly warm the pan, stir and then filter it in glass jar. Keep the jar on cold and dark place. Apply from this cream, on previously washed feet, very morning and evening, but only if there are not open wounds. Repeat until fungal infection is gone.
Apple Cider Vinegar
In foot basin mix a full cup of vinegar with 2 liters of water and keep your feet in water for 20 minutes before bedtime. For severe infection, you can mix a cup of vinegar and a cup of water and then with a cotton swab gently and apply the liquid to all affected and infected areas. Repeat this until fungal infection go away.
Garlic and Olive Oil
If the fungal infection has spread to your nails, you can apply a paste of garlic and olive.
Mix crushed clove of garlic with a few drops of olive oil. Apply on infected areas and let it sit for 25-30 minutes. When finish, wash your foot or feet with clean water or cold herbal tea. Repeat the process two or three weeks or until the nail fungus disappear. You can also apply the paste on your feet and then wear cotton socks and let it work better for more time while you sleep.
In a glass bowl mix 100 milliliters of medicinal (rubbing) alcohol, ten drops of lavender oil, 25-30 drops of tea tree oil and 25 ml. glycerin. Mix well and resulting mixture pour in some small glass bottle and let it sit in cold place for 24 hours. Lubricate the affected area daily, once in morning and once before bedtime.
Cinnamon Foot Therapy
Smash 8 to 10 sticks of cinnamon in 4 cups of boiling water and boil them for 5 minutes. When is done, cover it and let it stand about 45 minutes. Pour this soothing tea in foot basin with few liters of water and let it work on your feet for 20 to 25 minutes.
Baking Soda Remedy
A mixture of soda and apple cider vinegar is very good, because soda is not a fungicide, which means it will not kill the fungus but will prevent their expansion and growth, while the vinegar will kill them. Just mix 5 tbsp baking soda into one cup vinegar and pour into some plastic foot basin where you can soak the infected nail etc. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes and rinse with clean water. Repeat this several times a day. Use this treatment until fungus disappear.