Toenail Fungus – Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies

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Toe Nail Fungus:

• Toe nail fungus is fungal infection around the toenail
• It is caused by a fungi called dermatophytes
• This fungi feeds on keratin present on our nail surface
• The big and little toes are most common areas to get affected

Symptoms to look for:

• Foul odour
• Pain around the affected area
• Nail turns yellow or brown
• Nail may crumble and fall off

Causes:

• Wearing socks and shoes for long periods of time provides warm and moist environment for growth of the fungi
• Walking barefoot in public places
• Leaving feet damp after bathing or exercising
• Weak immune system

Natural home remedy using turmeric powder:

1. Take 3 tsp turmeric powder
2. Add some water to make a paste
3. Mix well
4. Apply on the affected area
5. Wash off after 30 min
6. Do this 3 times a day
• You can also use ginger or garlic paste in place of turmeric paste as these have anti-microbial properties.

Natural home remedy using potato:

1. Crush a washed and peeled potato
2. Apply the paste on the affected area
3. Leave it overnight
4. Wrap a cloth around the affected area to hold the paste

Natural home remedy using vinegar:

1. Fill a tub with warm water, enough to soak your feet
2. Add 1 cup vinegar
3. Soak feet for 20 min
4. Wipe toenails and toes properly with a dry towel
5. Follow it up by wiping with a soft tissue
6. Do this 2 times everyday

Tips:

• Wash and dry feet thoroughly after using any public showers, spas, etc
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