Home Remedies for Fungal Infections

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Home Remedies for Fungal Infections

Home remedies for fungal infections provide some respite from this infection caused by fungus. This problem has become more common due to a number of reasons. In medical terms this problem is also called mycoses.

Causes of fungal infections:

  • Due to a course of antibiotics
  • Intake of steroids
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Previous history of fungal skin infections

Types of fungal infections:

  • Athlete's foot
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Ringworm
  • Dandruff
  • Nail infections
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Diaper rash
  • Thrush

Symptoms of Fungal Infections:

  • Itching of the feet

Scaling and flaking of the skin

  • Thick, yellowish toenails that detach from the nail
  • Itching of the groin area
  • Red, scaly rash in the groin area
  • Red, itchy area on the scalp, often in the shape of a ring
  • Hair loss
  • Sore, bleeding gums
  • Patches or lesions
  • Vaginal irritation
  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning with urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Home Remedies for Fungal Infection:

  • Application of some clove powder or clove oil on the affected part is excellent home remedy for fungal infections.

  • Tea tree oil has been found useful in the treatment of yeast infections, athlete's foot and ringworm. There is a word of caution; one should be careful while apply this oil as it may affect the normal skin.

  • To get relief from nail fungus or an athlete's foot one can soak the affected part in a tub of white vinegar.

  • Raw garlic is one of the best-known home remedies for fungal infections due to its antifungal and antibacterial qualities. One should apply garlic extract on the affected part of the body.

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