There are some diseases that can compromise the health of toenails; it is the case of the mycosis of the feet, a fungus that shows a yellowish spot under the nail and that expands gradually: the nail thickens until it crumbles. If this infection occurs, it is good to contact your doctor in order to intervene in a timely manner.
On the market there are antifungal creams, sprays, ad hoc products to treat mycosis, but there are also some natural remedies that can inhibit the growth of some types of bacteria.
Mycosis toenails, alarm bells
Thicker than normal nails, dull (not shiny), brittle, brittle, and jagged nails are typical symptoms of mycosis.
How to cure toenail fungus, natural remedies
- Medical plants
There are some medicinal plants such as calendula that have a remarkable anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and antiseptic action. It is typically used in the form of a tincture or ointment
- Foot bath with vinegar
For the preparation of this foot bath you need 500 ml of apple vinegar and a liter of warm water. After preparing the mixture, pour it into a basin and dip the affected foot into it. After about 20 minutes, rinse and dry your foot well. Repeat every day.
- Lemon infusion
For the preparation of this infusion you need: 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 liters of boiling water, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 lemons, a tablespoon of dried rosemary. To prepare it, just boil the water together with the other ingredients. Once the infusion is ready, proceed as in the case of a foot bath
Alternatively, you can prepare another infusion which consists of boiling 2 cups of water together with a chopped lemon peel, 5 cloves of garlic and 1 dose of rosemary for 10 minutes.
The infusions must be prepared and used daily to wash the infected areas.
How to avoid mycosis?
We suggest some behaviors and some precautions to avoid infection
- Keep your nails short, clean and clean: use the file in the thickened areas.
- After the shower, make sure you have also thoroughly dried the skin between your fingers.
- Do not cut or tear the skin around the nails to prevent germs from entering the skin and under the nails.
- No bare feet in public places
- Treat any wounds and calluses: they can promote the appearance of dermatophytes.
- Wear socks that don't sweat
- During the day, take off your shoes, especially after exercising.
As for nutrition, it is better to reduce the amount of sugars and yeasts, such as beer, white bread ...