4 Anti-Fungal Home Treatments

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Anti-Fungal

The appearance a fungal infection on our body is nothing to get alarmed about. These fungal infections can make you feel un-comfortable, yes, they might even pain (sometimes too much), but we assure you that these are neither contagious, nor life-threatening.

Fungal infections appear mainly on the areas which remain ‘suffocated’, warm and moist (with sweat or water) for a long period of time. Some of these areas are the spaces between the toes, our scalps, our thighs, etc. After consulting your doctor, discuss, with him/her about the possibilities of treating such infections with home remedies, rather than over the counter medications. Some home remedies are offered here for your convenience.

Vinegar

Vinegar

Confirmed by various peers, this home item has been used, and has been proven effective against the fungal treatments. It is not advised that you apply the vinegar in its true (concentrated form). What you can do is, in a cup of water, mix one tablespoon of vinegar, and then soak a cotton ball in the solution. Apply this vinegar-soaked cotton on the infected skin. If it is possible, then prepare a vinegar solution (with an equivalent ratio) in a bigger container, and soak the body part in the solution.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

As with vinegar, it is advised that you do not use this solution in its true (concentrated) form. Prepare a diluted solution (like that of the vinegar) and then with a cotton swab, apply the same on the infected toenail area. Continuation of this treatment will help in curing the infection, and also provide protection against further such attacks. If you mix in this solution, a tad bit of lavender, the solution will also help in reducing the irritation.

Epsom Salt

Prepare a solution out of a bucket of warm water and Epsom Salt. If you have the fungus infection in your feet or hands, soak them in this solution for around 20 minutes or so. Keep soaking the part in this solution for about a month, to see it cure the infection.

Epsom Salt

Rubbing Alcohol

If you have rubbing alcohol in your house, bring out the bottles. Take one tablespoon of this rubbing alcohol, and pour (to soak) on the infected area. Let the place be for about 20 minutes, and then dry the area using some soft-absorbent cotton/towels, or with the help of a hair dryer. Continue this treatment, until the infections recede. Use daily, twice; once just after you wake up, and another time, at night, before you turn in for the day.

Rubbing Alcohol

Some other home treatments, which you can take help from, to treat the fungal infections are mouthwashes, hydrogen peroxide, Oregano, etc. The antioxidants in these elements help in soothing and curing the infections.Remember to dry the treated areas, after treating them with wet treatments.

The most important thing that you have to remember, about these home treatments are that, try out a small portion of the treatment on the infected area. If you see no side effects appearing, then only go for a full time treatment. Also, hygiene should be spotless; especially on the non-exposed areas.

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