Ever had a fungal infection? Then you know that they can be very painful, uncomfortable and irritating. Fungal infections are very common and include athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm and yeast infections. The good thing is that only about half of all fungi are harmful to the human body. Though not deadly, it is that no one wants the said infections to stick around. Since they are not termed as serious illnesses, it can feel quite weird going to the hospital. Instead, here are a few quick natural treatments to help deal with your little fungus problem.
Use of hydrogen peroxide
The use of this easily accessible and easily acquired home remedy to skin fungal infections is a quick and painless ordeal. It is best used for athlete’s foot where you soak your feet in hydrogen peroxide mixed with water. Hydrogen peroxide cleans cuts and is a good remedy for skin fungal infections. What makes it so alluring is that it is within everyone’s reach since it can be found in stores and chemists.
Using apple cider vinegar
Apple cider is used for many home treatments and skin fungal infections are no exception. It has antiseptic properties that help kill the fungus. The affected area should first be washed with antiseptic soap before being thoroughly dried and then applied the apple cider vinegar with a cotton cloth. The process should repeatedly be done for a few days before the fungus is diminished.
Apply nail polish
Nail polish is another efficient home remedy which helps kill fungus around the nails. Its appeal lies in the fact that it is cheap and easily available. This product has properties that dry off the affected area making it hard for the fungus to breed. Nail polish remover will also work as effectively but do not apply either of the two directly for it could lead to further irritation and complications.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is an antiseptic known for curing fungal infections. It contains terpinen which kills the fungus that causes yeast infections and gamma terpinene which inhibits its growth. The tea tree oil with baking soda helps restore the skins pH balance and relieves the itching, burning, and swelling. This oil can also be used with various other substances such as alcohol, water, coconut oil, vegetable oil, garlic and aloe vera just to mention a few.