Home Remedies for Fungal Nail Infection


Nails are an important part of our bodies as they are not only a marker of our body’s hygienic conditions, but are also a major beauty asset of a person. As a woman, you must have carefully trimmed and filed your nails and colored it with various colors. However, our nails are not free of problems and are susceptible to infections. One such common nail infection is that of fungal nail infection which can affect both your fingernails and toenails.

With this infection, your nails become discolored and even disfigured. Nails can become yellow or brown in color and can also emit a foul smell. Toenails usually crumble and fall off due to this infection. Additionally, this infection can also be painful in its later stage. To naturally get rid of this problem, read ahead and follow the given simple but effective home remedies.

The famous adage “prevention is better than cure” holds good for all ailments. To prevent fungal nail infection, you should ensure that your nails are not exposed to excessive warmth and moisture as that is a perfect invitation for fungal infections to take birth. Thus, you should take extra care and maintain optimum hygienic levels, especially in public places like gyms and swimming pools as this is a contagious infection which usually spreads in such places. Thus, you should avoid sharing towels and also thoroughly wash your self after visiting a public place.

After having looked at the preventive measures, let’s now look at some home remedies for fungal nail infections. Tea tree oil is an effective option. Just rubbing the affected nails with little tea tree oil can help. You can also mix tea tree oil with lavender oil and apply it to the affected nails with the help of a cotton ball. For toe nails, you can try rubbing concentrated lime juice on it. Turmeric is known to have natural healing powers. You can thus mix some water with turmeric powder and apply it on your affected nail.

Thus follow the above given natural tips to naturally get rid of the problem of fungal nail infection.

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  • I have had the fungal fingernail infection. First I had the phoney sculptured taken off. That was a real big relief. It took me about a month to see improvement and healing. I used the mineral-rich salt hand soaks and creams.
    I thank you for your article. I will share this with my phoney nail ladies. 😮