Get Rid of Nail Fungus
Nail fungus, also known as ‘onychomycosis’ is a situation that results from fungus, mold, or bacteria infecting the nail bed between your finger or toe nails and the skin underneath. It can begin with a single exposure to one of the many microorganisms that can live in your nail bed (found in locker rooms, pools, showers, footwear – places warm and moist) coupled with a constant warm, humid atmosphere around the infected nails. Nail fungus is most commonly found in toe nails because moist shoes serve as good incubators, where fingers are exposed to the open air and are dry most of the time.
An infected nail is mainly discovered by the discoloration of the foot nail and later a yellow or dark coloring. Then, the nails can take a very unpleasant aspect, and it is difficult to live with. The problem is that the fungi live inside or under the nail, which is a hard tissue, so it is very difficult to kill the fungi without the proper treatment, and this nasty infection often reappears after a successful cure.
Before you can get rid of nail fungus, it is important to identify some symptoms of nail fungus. The most common signs of nail fungus are:
- Thickened nails
- Brittle, crumbling nails
- A misshapen, and dull appearance of the nails
- Discoloration – yellow, brown, green or black all over the nails
- Separation of the nail from the nail bed
- An ‘off’ or ‘foul’ odor of the nails
How do you get Nail Fungus?
Spread from a fungal skin infection. For example, athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection of the toes. This may spread to the toenails if the skin infection is not treated early.
Fingernail infection may happen after a toenail infection has become pronounced. The fungus may spread to a finger if you scratch your itchy toes and toenail.
You are likely to experience fingernail infections if you wash your hands frequently, or have them in water a lot. For example, if you are a cook or a cleaner. Continuous washing may harm the defensive skin at the base of the nail. This may allow fungi to enter.
You will likely face an increased risk of developing a fungal nail infection if you have various other conditions. For example: diabetes, psoriasis, poor circulation, a poor immune system (for example, if you have AIDS or are on chemotherapy), or general poor state of health.
Nail infections are more common in people who live in hot or humid climates.
Smoking can increase the risk of having a nail infection as well.
How you can get rid of nail fungus naturally
There are natural ways to get rid of nail fungus which is regarded as the safe way to treat nail fungus. These natural remedies are; Beer, Listerine, gin and Vicks Vaporub. Even though they may fail to get rid of nail fungus in totality, there will be a lot of improvements compared to oral antibiotics and a cortisone cream.