It is common for every person at some point in their life to experience the annoyance of fungus growing under their nails. Whether it is on your fingernails or toenails, we know, it isn’t the most pleasant thing to deal with. That’s why in this article we are going to help you by giving you some of the best and fastest remedies to cure fungal undergrowth in your nail.
The most common reason why people develop fungal growth is because of a dank environment. That is why many people have fungus on their toenails. So one solution would be dry out the area; but you don’t want to make it too dry, because then you’ll develop the opposite problem – dry, cracking feet. Thus, a natural remedy to cure toenail fungus is to soak your feet in cold black tea. The tannins in the black will naturally close your pores. This will prevent fluids from seeping in and out of your skin, limiting the growth of the fungus.
Garlic consists of chemicals that will naturally burn off the fungus. Simply chop garlic into finely cut thin slices and place on top of fungi for 30 minutes. Be careful not to leave it too long, as skin irritation may occur from the chemicals.
New Socks and Shoes
A lot of times simply replacing your socks or getting new athletic shoes is a sure way to rid the growth of fungi. Fabric-based materials like socks will absorb and retain yeasts and fungi, resulting in their steady growth day by day as the socks are re-worn.
On the same token, shoes need frequent replacement as well. Fungi love sweaty, humid and moist environments, so do your best to keep yourself and belongings clean, dry and cold.
Essential oils are also a way to clear the fungi from your nails. Most contain antibacterial and antifungal properties. Some of the best include Tea Tree oil, Clove oil, Jasmine oil, Lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil, Cinnamon oil, and more. Essential oils are gaining popularity in at-home solutions to assist with and aid common ailments.
Essential oils are great because they are extracted directly from the Earth, so you can trust they are harmless. Essential oils can be found at your local grocery shop, yet just years ago were nearly impossible to find.
Eating and Health Habits
Some of the foods you may be eating are contributing directly to the overgrowth of yeast under your nails. Here are some tips you can use to eradicate the growth of fungus:
– Use coconut oil as your base when cooking
– Limit sugar intake
– Eat more ginger and garlic
– Try an antifungal topical cream or pill (some may have side effects)
– Drink more black tea
– Try a different cardio exercise like swimming
No matter who you are, it is likely for fungus to grow in any dank climate. Take some of these tips as preventative measures so you can starve the fungus before it gets a chance to grow.
If none of these natural remedies work to relieve your nail fungus, be sure to visit us at Palmetto State Podiatry. We can definitely help.