Many people suffer from fungal infections. Everyone has experienced it at least once in their lives and it has either gone away on its own or been helped by treatment prescribed by a dermatologist, but home remedies can also bring the expected results.
Fungal infections can be caused by many things. Here are just a few of the causes. Excessively hot and humid weather leads to increased sweating, which can be the cause of a fungal infection. Suffering from an immune disease, diabetes or cancer can also contribute to the development of an infection.
Poor personal hygiene can also be a cause of fungal infections, as can wearing clothes that are too tight. Stress weakens immunity, which can contribute to the development of infections. In addition, hormonal changes increase the risk of developing vaginal infections.
In the case of a yeast infection, yoghurt and probiotics can be helpful as they promote the growth of good bacteria. Probiotics are also effective in fighting microbes such as fungi and bacteria.
Apple cider vinegar also has an antifungal effect and can be consumed internally. To do this, mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 2 dl of water and drink it 3 times a day.
If the skin has developed a fungal infection, use apple cider vinegar externally. How? Put a bowl of lukewarm water, add half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, dip a cotton ball in it and apply it to the area to be treated.
Tea tree oil has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon or two of carrier oil, which can be olive oil or coconut oil. Then apply this mixture to the infected, fungal skin area.
Turmeric is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory spice. Mix a little turmeric powder with water and apply this paste to the area to be treated, but it can also be used for fungal infections of the oral cavity.
Garlic is one of the best antifungal herbs. People who regularly consume garlic are less prone to developing fungal infections. It can also be made into a paste. Grate one or two cloves of garlic, mix with olive oil and apply the paste to the area to be treated.