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.