How to remove nail fungus

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Fungal infections in the nails are very common and not serious. They are often due to onychomycosis, and are characterized by infection of the nail caused by a fungus and resulting in discoloration (weak and brittle nails). Here are 7 natural remedies to effectively treat fungal infections.

Onychomycosis: a fungal infection caused by a fungus

Onychomycosis is a condition that affects more men than women and is more common in toenails than in the hands because our feet are constantly compressed into socks and shoes, creating a favorable and warm ground for the proliferation of fungi. Whichever part of the body that is affected by the infection, it is never very nice! For one, your nails are in poor health, and secondly, they are not very nice to look at! But rest assured, there are natural remedies to deal with them, provided they are patient because every remedy requires time and a certain application for the results to become visible. In fact, no need to go to the doctor to treat a nail infection, you have everything you need at home! Whether garlic, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or baking soda … look no further! Here’s how to make the most of all these ingredients.

7 natural remedies to make at home to treat fungal infections in the nails

Natural Remedy 1: plain yogurt

Yogurt contains active bacteria called probiotic that are very beneficial to prevent and treat the fungal infection.

How to proceed ?

Apply a small amount of yogurt on your infected and diseased nails. Then let it dry and then rinse with warm water. To complete the effect of probiotic (cutaneous use), you can also include product (preferably goat’s milk) in your diet everyday to better combat fungi.

Natural Remedy # 2: Garlic

Garlic has antimicrobial and antifungal powerful that facilitate the destruction of bacteria and fungi in the nails of the feet and hands.

How to proceed ?

10 crush garlic cloves to prepare a paste and then dissolve it in a bowl of warm water. Soak your hands (or feet) in this mixture for 15 to 20 minutes for the garlic releases its active ingredients.

Another option: you can also mix the garlic paste with a little olive oil and apply it on the areas affected by fungus. Leave on for 30 minutes then rinse and dry.

Natural Remedy # 3: cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a versatile product that is used to cure-all kinds of ailments … and it contains active components that will facilitate the removal of foot fungus and hands. Indeed, thanks to its acidity and alkaline properties, apple cider vinegar will balance the pH of the skin and create an unfavorable environment for fungi.

How to proceed ?

A mix of cider vinegar half a glass of water in a basin filled to half (one bowl is enough if this application is for your hands), and dip your hands / feet for 20 minutes. Then thoroughly dry your hands and feet (especially between the toes area that fungi fond), then apply your usual cream.

Natural Remedy # 4: baking soda

Baking soda is an alkalizing and antiseptic that eliminates fungal infections and widespread fungi on the nails of the feet and / or hands.

How to proceed ?

Mix a small amount of powder with a little water or freshly squeezed lemon juice to make a thick, smooth paste that you apply around the diseased nail. You can wrap your finger with a bandage to fix the paste on the nail so that it can act effectively. You can also put some baking soda in your shoes to prevent the proliferation of fungi (breeding ground for bacteria!).

Natural Remedy # 5: Vics vaporub

Vicks Vaporub is a product known to treat colds and flu symptoms … But this lighthouse, that everyone has in its pharmacy can also be used to treat fungal infections.

How to proceed ?

You must first wash and thoroughly dry the areas infected by fungi. Then apply a little Vicks Vapo Rub on infected nails and massage gently. For this remedy to be effective it is important that the cream penetrates the skin well while you massage. You must make two applications per day (the second application is recommended before bed to allow the product to act during the night).

Natural Remedy # 6: essential oil of tea tree (or tea tree oil)

The essential oil of tea tree is renowned for its natural antiseptic, whose effectiveness has been proven to prevent and treat most bacterial and fungal infections.

You can apply a solution containing from 25 to 50% essential oil on areas affected by the fungi to treat the symptoms. For information, the results will be much faster and more satisfactory if you use an essential oil with pure tea tree 100%.

Dosage: To apply twice a day on the nails of the feet and / or hands. After three months, you’ll notice an improvement of more than 50% of your infected nails. After 6 months you will have an improvement of over 60%.

Natural Remedy # 7: lemon juice

Lemon juice is a natural antibiotic and a powerful antifungal agent that is very effective for treating fungal infections of the feet and / or hands.

How to proceed ?

Squeeze two lemons to extract the juice and then dip your infected toenails, rubbing the nails with a brush to remove the mushrooms.

Among this list of natural remedies for treating fungal infections of the feet and hands, you’re spoiled for choice! However, it takes patience and application to achieve results and lasting clean your nails

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