Fungi Infection is a disease, where usually the disease shows up on the edges of the nails and changes the color of the nail. Nails become fatten and yellow-ish and it starts to separate from the skin. Fungal infection spreads gradually and takes a bigger piece of the nail.
In some cases, fungal infection can hurt especially while walking. Diagnosis of the fungal infection on the nail it’s done by the look of it. Without curing this disease the situation can become worse, and the infection can spread out on the other nails (toes).
Tips on how to prevent a fungal nail infections:
- Cut your nails as soon as they should be.
Do not cut the skin around the nails. That can open a new path for the bacteria in the skin and towards the nails.Take off your shoes throughout the day as much as you can, especially after taking an exercise.
- Get rid of closed shoes made of synthetic materials.
Carry socks made of cotton so your feet will stay dry as much as possible.Do not use nail polish, even tho the hiding of the fungal infection by using nail polisher can be practical, it can also make your feet hold wet and make the infection even worse.
Causes for Fungal Infections
From the above written tips we can conclude you can get fungal infected nails from:
- Nail injury.
- Wearing tight shoes.
- Wearing synthetic socks.
- Sports like swimming, mountain walking and running.
Natural Remedies for Curing This Disease
Tea Tree Oil – contains antiseptic and fungi effect which counts as one of the best natural remedies against fungal infection. All you need to do is rub on the infected area and leave it to stay for 10 minutes. After that use a toothbrush and gently rub the infected nail with it. Before putting the oil on the infected area, you can dilute it with olive oil or incense oil. This remedy gives an amazing results especially in the early stages.
Lavender Oil – contains antiseptic properties and fight against infection and prevent skin irritation. It’s enough if you mix equal amount of lavender oil and tea tree oil. After that, warm the mixture a little bit, put it on the infected area by using a cotton, from 2 to 3 times per day and dress up thick socks, to improve the efficiency of this remedy.
Wild Oil Oregano – contains antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitic, anti-virus, and anti-fungi property. This is one of the most effective oils against fungal infection. It’s prepared by mixing 2 drops of oil and 1 spoon olive oil. It should be used once per day.
Orange Oil – is a natural remedy against fungal infection. This oil has anti fungal property and because of that it can be used on the infected nail. Put some drops of this oil on the infected area and let them stay for one hour. Orange oil can make allergic reaction and after-effects can happen. It’s good if you test dilute orange oil on a small piece of skin before putting it on the infected area.
Baking Soda – It’s enough to mix half a spoon of soda, 4 spoons of warm water, 1/4 spoon peroxide, half spoon of epsom bitter salts. Mix it well and add 1/4 spoon of alcoholic vinegar. Put the infected nail in the alcoholic vinegar for couple of minutes, let’s say 3-5 and after that bandage it and leave the mixture to work it’s job. Repeat this step for every 10 hours in a period of 1 month.