It can be interesting how there are some medical conditions that give people more stress than they have any right to. A good example would be fungal infections – particularly nail fungus. Suffering from nail fungus is far from life-threatening, and can be dealt with rather efficiently. Unfortunately, those who suffer from fungus tend to experience a lot of stress stemming from the embarrassment of having such a condition.
First, there is nothing wrong with those suffering from nail fungus
Somehow, it has become commonplace to think of those suffering from fungus as lacking in personal hygiene. It simply is not valid, as many people who suffer from the condition tend to be diligent when it comes to matters of hygiene.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about, as it is just about whether or not the specific fungus responsible for nail infections is present where you live. It is often so bad that people would prefer to wear uncomfortable footwear and never take it off due to the infection. It is an extremely common infection.
Conventional medicine deals with fungal infections quickly
Modern medicine has made strides in the field of fungal infections, making it quite easy to deal with such types of fungus. From antifungal creams to fungal nail tablets, there are plenty of conventional methods to deal with nail fungus of all kinds.
Home remedies can still be quite effective
As if conventional treatment was not enough, there is still a reason why people make use of home remedies when it comes to nail fungus – because they work. Even if you might not necessarily have access to conventional treatment such as creams (however unlikely), there are plenty of ways to get the job done. Some home remedies include:
- Changes in diet, specifically garlic. It might come as a surprise how much your diet matters when it comes to treating a fungal infection. For example, fatty acids can help repair brittle nails, and probiotics can help speed up the overall healing process. Garlic has antibacterial properties that can also help quite a bit.
- The oregano and tea tree extract combination. The reason why these two extracts, in particular, are worthy of their own section is due to how potent the mix is. That said, be aware that it could trigger an allergic reaction for those vulnerable!
- Vinegar. All you have to do is add two parts water to one part vinegar and soak the affected area in the solution for about twenty minutes. If you can do so once a day, it will not take long for the fungal infection to clear up.
While it can at times feel frustrating and stressful to have to deal with a fungal infection, it is far from the end of the world. There is no reason to feel down or embarrassed, as the methods above are more than enough to get the job done. Your infection will clear up before you know it!