One in five people in the world suffers from nail fungus. The disease is transmitted from one person to another without much effort, so absolutely anyone, regardless of gender, social class or age, can be infected. It is enough to walk barefoot, in the gym or on the floor in the pool, the same applies to the apartment where the infected person lives.
Along with medications, doctors recommend the use of folk remedies for fungal nail diseases for more effective therapy. If we talk about the initial stage of infection, using some methods, this method may be more effective than drugs.
Treatment of fungi with folk remedies
Folk remedies for nail fungus include the use of natural substances that allow you to quickly eliminate this deviation. In this case, it is better to prefer the most long-lasting methods, because they are the most effective and therefore have not lost their relevance to date.
The preparation of any recipe is based on the use of ingredients that are most common in any home. This includes vinegar, iodine or soda. Various herbs can often be found in recipes, and it is customary to use bee products and natural essential oils for the folk treatment of fungi.
Folk remedies using vinegar
The folk method of treating nail fungus using vinegar is as follows:
- preparation of lotions. To do this, vinegar is applied to cotton wool or cotton swabs and kept on the problem nail plates for no more than 15 minutes. This should be done very carefully three times in 7-8 days until complete recovery. If you do not follow safety rules, vinegar can cause burns;
- baths. In this case, it is recommended to use 9% vinegar, because if it is more concentrated, not everyone will be able to dilute it properly. To prepare the bath, you need to pour hot water about 50-60 degrees and a glass of table vinegar into it. It is recommended to steam the feet for at least 15-25 minutes, then wipe with a soft towel and put on cotton socks;
- treatment of fungus with apple solution. This substance is not very concentrated, so it is diluted uniformly with water. You can keep your nails in such a liquid for about half an hour.
Tea tree oil
This method is considered to be the most effective alternative treatment for nail fungus because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. In this case, the patient can choose how to conduct therapy - using lotions or baths.
In the first case, it is necessary to pour enough water into the basin so that they cover the affected areas of the nail or skin and add 20 drops of the substance. The procedure lasts at least 20 minutes, if during this time the water cools, it is necessary to add hot water. This should be done every day for 2 months.
Note! As for lotions, before using them, doctors recommend steaming your feet in as much warm water as possible and adding laundry soap there. After this procedure, lubricate the problem areas with oil.
How to treat nail fungus with peroxide
To use such a folk remedy against nail fungus, pre-steamed feet in boiling water with soda is now wrapped with a stick dipped in this substance. In addition, the legs are wrapped in plastic bandage to ensure density. In this case, a person should stay for at least 1 hour, after which his feet should be washed under ordinary tap water.
Treatment of fungus with iodine at home
The most common method of treating fungus with iodine is to apply 1 drop per day to the affected nails. These movements should be repeated twice every 24 hours. But some prefer to use the bath.
To do this, add 10-15 drops of the drug to water heated to about 50 degrees and steam your feet for 15 minutes. If it is time to cut the nail, it is recommended to additionally treat it with hydrogen peroxide. After that, it is recommended to apply antibacterial ointment and wrap your finger with a bandage. Such actions should be done 3 times in 8-10 days.
Soda as a method of combating nail fungus
To treat nail fungus such as soda, you need to prepare a bath to use such a tool. To do this, pour enough water into the basin to cover the infected nails and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Spoons for 3 liters of liquid. Then you have to mix the ingredients and solve everything well. You can add grated laundry soap to make the solution more effective.
Feet fly in such water for 20 minutes. After they are advised not to wipe, allow them to dry on their own. Such procedures are performed 3 times in 8-11 days, until the symptoms of the fungus completely disappear.
Treatment of nail fungus using celandine
In this case, the patient will be able to use the plant itself in its original form or in an already prepared oil:
- If it is possible to buy a plant, you can use squeezed juice from it. To do this, damaged nails must first be treated with peroxide and only then rub them with fresh water. It is recommended to do this at least 3 times in 1 procedure to ensure adequate absorption of the substance;
- celandine oil should be applied to the nail affected by the fungus only after the initial evaporation. This should be done once a day until complete recovery.
Treatment of nail fungus with propolis
To quickly eliminate the pathology, you can use another folk recipe for the treatment of nail fungus, which involves the use of propolis. To do this, experts recommend taking 20% tincture. Soak a cotton swab in it and wipe the infected nails with it. After that, you should apply a bandage to your feet and do not remove it during the day. Then it is replaced with a new one.
Treatment of nail fungus with white
In this case, you can use ordinary whitewash for everyone, it can be found in almost every home. This method involves applying 1 drop of liquid to infected nails at intervals every day. It is very important to ensure that there are no dry surfaces on the nail plate. This method is characterized by increased antibacterial properties.
Egg treatment of nail fungus
In this case, the patient will have to prepare a special ointment from eggs. To do this, prepare the following ingredients:
- 70% vinegar.
To start cooking, in addition to a chicken egg, you need to find a dish that will hardly fit anything else and pour it with vinegar. Then put in a cool place and wait for the egg to remain without a hard shell.
Then mix everything well, remove the remaining hymen from the egg and add 150-200 grams of butter. Apply the ointment before going to bed, then wrap your finger in a bandage. You can do these procedures after taking soda baths to increase the effect and speed up recovery.
Treatment of nail fungus with tar
The use of tar is due to its good antiseptic properties. It is applied neatly or as a resin oil. You can use all possible baths for therapy, then apply the tar itself to the nails cleaned of infection. Procedures can be performed daily before bedtime for maximum effectiveness of this method.
Treatment of nail fungus with salt
Both sea salt and common table salt are suitable for this method. One of the most popular and effective methods is to use a 1: 1 solution of soda and salt in cold water. This substance should be applied to infected nails with a fungus at least 10 minutes before bedtime. Then, the substance should be washed to avoid getting sick, but with warm water.
Some people experience a burning sensation after taking the drug, which they will have to endure or choose another method.