Fungal nail infection is one of the common nail disorders. It can affect both the fingernails and toenails. The main reason of this atrocious condition is spread of fungi into the nail bed. The fungi are prone to thrive in moist and warm environment.
So the sportsmen and the people, who have to work in damp or moist environment, are at the higher risks to get affected by fungus infection. Wearing very tight shoes and using low-quality manicure tools also lead fungi to grow. Walking barefoot in public places (such as changing rooms and showers) is help fungi to spread from one person to another. Several diseases such as diabetes and poor functioning immune system also keep you at increased risks of getting affected by fungal infection.
Symptoms of nail fungus infection include roughness and thickening of nail, pain and tenderness in the area around nail, discoloration of nail, nail’s separation from nail bed and occurrence of yellow or white spots under nail tip.
There are many ways to treat fungal nail infection including prescription medication, anti-fungal creams and laser treatment. But if you want to cure this problem naturally, try the following home remedies which would definitely help you get a relief from this troublesome issue.
Use Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is famous for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Using this oil is a best home remedy to treat fungal nail infection. You can apply tea tree oil with the combination of olive oil to the affected nail. Another way is putting few drops of tea tree oil on the affected nail and then rubbing it gently. Repeat the process on daily basis to get maximum results.
Try Oregano and Olive oil
Take one tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with two or three drops of Oregano essential oil. Apply this combination on the affected nail for 10-15 minutes daily but make sure to stop repeating this treatment before three weeks. The antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties of Oregano essential oil will definitely help you treat the fungal infection.
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