Foot fungus it is not an attractive subject to debate. Also, there are not many people that admit that they have this problem. However, this affection is real and common, and can be treated very easy, with no pain.
There are several types of foot fungus that affect the fingernails, the most common being Onychomycosis, which has four different subtypes. Nail fungus begins as a small, white or yellow stain on the nail. As the infection spreads more and more under the nail, other symptoms appear. Eventually, the fungus will spread, affecting the entire nail, which harms any growth of the nail.
There is a number of things you can check to estimate whether you have or not foot fungus:
- Discolouration under the nail, usually green, yellow or white
- Soft nails
- Unusually thick nails
- Smelly nails
- Distorted nail shape
- Nails that separate from the nail bed
However, there are a number of natural remedies against foot fungus, validated by paciens and scientific evidence. Here are a few of them:
- Thyme oil
Apply some thyme oil on the affected nail twice a day until the infections has cleared.
- Apple cider vinegar
It can be used against fungal infection in two ways: you can drink 2 tablespoons of vinegar mixed with 235 ml of water three times a day to balance pH, or you can massage the affected areas there times a day with a mixture made of 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water.
- Tea tree
Full of antiviral, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, apply this oil directly on the affected skin and gently massage. This powerful oil is used in treating insect bites, cuts,, grazes, sores, candidiasis and foot fungus.
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with water or lemon juice until you get a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on the nail and let it act until it dries. Wash the feet and dry it with a cotton towel.