Herbal Remedies For Nail Fungus

 
17-Feb-2012 by

herbal remedies for nail fungusA group of fungus called dermatophytes is responsible for nail infection. Herbal remedies can provide relief to mild infections; however, a combination of natural and medical treatments would be necessary to completely get rid of it. The big toe and the little toe are the most commonly affected by the fungus. It is imperative that the treatment is started early so as to save the nail from getting disfigured. Given below are some natural remedies that can be tried out at home.

 

Few Natural Herbal Remedies for Nail Fungus that may Help

  1. Tea tree oil can treat mild cases of nail fungus. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic with fungicidal properties. A combination of tea tree oil, thyme oil and olive oil on topical application can help in scraping off the fungus from nail surface.
  2. Lavender is another herb effective against nail fungus. Mix lavender oil with tea tree oil and apply on affected area. The lavender oil has antiseptic properties and can prevent all kinds of skin irritation.
  3. Oregano herb is a natural antiseptic. In addition, it has anti-parasitic, antibacterial, anti viral and analgesic properties. Use oregano oil with olive oil for desired effects.
  4. Calendula cream, tincture, or ointment can be topically applied since it has anti-fungal properties.
  5. Chamomile boosts the immunity of the body. Drink chamomile tea 3-4 times a day. The tea can be directly applied on the nail fungus too. Just dip a cotton ball in the tea and place over affected area.

 

Tips for Managing Nail Fungus Naturally

  • Wash your feet after swimming in public swimming pools.
  • Wear cotton socks so that moisture is absorbed.
  • Do not share towels, shoes, and other personal items.
  • Follow strict personal hygiene.
  • Keep your nails short and try not to use nail polish very often.

 

Herbal remedies for nail fungus can take quite a bit of time to show its effects. Hence, be patient and make sure that you consult a physician prior to beginning any kind of herbal treatments.

 

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