Fungal infections are very contagious and often a serious public health hazard. These fungi are always present in places where people congregate such as the floors of public swimming pools, public bathrooms, locker rooms and other such places where humans can get exposed to the fungal spores. Basic hygiene is very important to prevent the spread of these infections. Fungal infections can affect the fingernails, toenails, scalp, hands and feet and genital area. They can also affect the respiratory tract, digestive tract and the urinary tract.
You should not share an infected person’s clothing or other personal articles which may be contaminated. In most fungal infections, the skin becomes red and flaky and there is intense burning and itching. Cracks appear on the skin and it starts peeling. Often there is an unpleasant odor which is very repulsive. There is often a stinging sensation in-between the toes and the nails become crumbly.
Home Remedies For Fungal Infections
Apple Cider Vinegar
It is important to keep the infected part absolutely clean and dry. Wash the affected areas with warm water and dry them thoroughly. Take a cotton ball and dip it into some apple cider vinegar. Dab the vinegar all over the affected areas and leave it there to dry.
Keep swabbing the infection as frequently as possible. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar will destroy the fungus and will also subdue the itching and burning and heal the skin quickly. You should also mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink it twice daily.
This simple and cheap remedy has invaluable healing and curative powers. Instead of spending heaps of money on commercial lotions and creams use neem for total and complete healing. Boil a bucket of water and add a sheaf of neem leaves to it. Boil for five minutes on a low heat then turn off the heat.
Cool the water a little then bathe with it from head to toe. Initially, bathe twice a day and later once everyday till the infection has cleared out. You should also chew a few tender leaves of neem for three or four days.
The itching and burning caused by fungal infections are beyond human endurance. It is simply maddening to be scratching away like one possessed to get some relief from the pain.Take two teaspoons of baking soda and add enough water to it to form a thick paste. Lather the paste all over the affected areas. The cooling effect of the paste will instantly put a stop to the itching and burning. Apply this paste whenever you require it.
Remove the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf and rub it all over the infected parts. Keep rubbing for five to ten minutes till all the sap has been absorbed by the skin. Aloe vera will kill the fungus and alleviate the itching and stinging.
Fungal infections are caused by a weak and compromised immune system so it is necessary to strengthen it to cure the infection. Swallow one teaspoon of amla powder every morning.