One of the causes of nail infections is fungal infection. The infection causes the nail to become discoloured, thickened and may even become splotchy.
Many things can play a role in the development of nail fungus. Causes include a damp environment, poor health such as psoriasis or diabetes. Synthetic socks and tight, uncomfortable shoes can also be a cause of toenail fungus.
There are a number of natural antifungal products you can try at home, which are very effective in killing toenail fungus. One of these natural products is oregano oil, which has antifungal properties, as well as excellent antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Lemon grass can also be used to treat nail fungus as it has very good antifungal properties. It can be used in two ways. Make a large quantity of lemongrass tea and soak your feet in it regularly. The other method is to mix a few drops of lemongrass oil with a carrier oil, such as almond oil, and apply this oil to the toenails until the problem disappears.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and has been proven to treat toenail fungus. Even twice weekly applications can give great results.
Olive oil can also be very useful if you are fighting nail fungus. This herb not only stimulates blood circulation but also deals with fungal infections very effectively. Olive oil is completely safe to use and no adverse health side effects have been described. It can be used in two ways. If we consume it internally, we strengthen our immune system, whose weakening often gives way to all kinds of infections, including toenail fungus. The other way is to drip a few drops of olive oil on the grated nail plate and continue the treatment until the problem persists.
Garlic can also be very useful in treating nail fungus due to its antibacterial properties. There are two ways to use garlic to cure nail fungus: either squeeze the juice from the garlic clove and apply it to your nails, or apply a crushed garlic clove to your nails for 20 minutes every day and then wash your nails thoroughly.