It is good to know that, no matter how much you take care of your skin, some skin ailments are such that they are just inevitable, and Fungal happens to be one of them. If you are suffering from fungal infections, waiting for it to disappear or heal on its own is not an option, because, being negligent can cause harmful consequences. Some common fungal infections are athlete’s foot, diaper rashes and jock itch.
Some causes of Fungal include;
- Hot and humid weather
- Not maintaining good personal hygiene
- Sweating a lot
- Wearing dirty socks
- Wearing wet/ damp cloths for a long period
Some home remedies for treating Fungal
Honey is known as an is an antiseptic which naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, which can kill bacteria and fungus. Honey is well-known for its healing properties and so it works wonders as a home remedy for fungal infections.
To use this, you simply have to apply a teaspoon of honey to the infected area and leave it on it for half an hour. After 30 minutes wash your hand properly so that your hand does not remain sticky. You can do this two times a day.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an acidic ingredient which is rich in nutrients like magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, and is also filled with antibacterial and antifungal properties. It should be noted that, apple cider vinegars acidic property helps slow down fungal growth, thus treating your infections quickly and effectively.
To use apple cider vinegar, simply dab diluted apple cider vinegar on the affected areas for faster recovery. If it is on your feet’s, it is preferable to prepare a diluted apple cider vinegar solution in water and soak your feet in it.
3. Neem leaves
How do you use neem leaves? Simply boil the leaves in water for 2 to 4 minutes. After it has boiled, make a paste with it and then rub it on the affected area.
Yoghurt is one of the most promising home remedies for fungal infections. It is full of probiotic bacteria (lactobacillus bacteria) which releases hydrogen peroxide, and helps kill fungal and yeast infections. All you need to do is simply apply cold yoghurt on affected areas.
5. Coconut oil
Coconut oil contains antifungal properties which help kill fungal cells. All you have to do is, apply a layer of coconut oil on the affected area two to three times a day. It should be noted that, this is the most reliable home remedies for fungal infections and must be repeated regularly.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the best natural remedies for skin care. Aloe Vera is antiseptic which helps to kill fungus and bacteria. All you need to do is apply some aloe Vera gel on the affected area every day until the Fungai goes.
How to Prevent Fungal Infections?
- Don’t scratch the infected areas as it can increase the chances of spreading and worsen the infection.
- If your clothes get wet or dirty, change them as soon as possible. Wearing damp clothes can cause fungal infections.
It is important to note that, if you are allergic to any of this things it is advisable not to try it on your skin. Also, when using any of these remedies, if you realize it is not working for you then it is good to go seek the advise of a medical doctor.