Home Remedies for Fungal Infections


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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