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What are different home remedies for Fungal Infections? – Part 1

What is a fungal infection?

• A fungal infection can be described as an invasion of one or more species of fungus on the tissues of the body.
• These infections are usually divided by the type of microorganism causing the problem.
• Fungal infections can be broadly divided into two types:
• Superficial infections
• Systemic fungal infections
• A fungal infection could occur on the surface of your skin, within a skin fold or any other area.

The parts that are prone to fungal infections include:
• The mucus membranes
• The lungs
• The sinuses
• Injury sites

Some of the most common types of fungal infections are :
• Tinea Versicolor
• Jock Itch
• Athlete’s Foot
• Barber’s Itch
• Ringworm
• Fungal Nails
• Intertrigo
• Oral Thrush
• Vaginal Yeast Infection

Causes for Fungal Infections

• Antibiotics
• Weakened Immune System
• Diabetes
• Lack of Hygiene
• Personal Contact
• Clothing

Home Remedies for Fungal Infections

1. Apply an antifungal soap, powder, cream or ointment, to speed up the healing process.

2. Apply some clove powder or clove oil directly on to the skin that is affected.

3. Tea Tree Oil
• Tea tree oil is quite effective in treating yeast infections, athlete’s foot and ringworm.
• Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil in water and apply it on to the affected area.
• Soak your hands and feet in a tub of white vinegar, to cure nail fungus or an athlete’s foot.
• This remedy disrupts the pH balance of the skin.
• It curbs the growth of fungi on the skin.

4. Raw Garlic
Raw garlic is believed to have antifungal and antibacterial properties.
• Garlic is excellent in curing fungal infections.
• Apply some garlic extract or garlic puree on to the affected area to get rid of the fungus faster.

5. Drink as much water to flush out toxins and fight fungal infections to its best.

6. Dilute vinegar soaks or sprays (roughly one part white household vinegar to four parts water) are very effective in treating fungal infections.

7. Dilute Clorox baths or soaks (approximately ¼ cup household Clorox bleach in one bathtub of water) is also helpful in removing fungal infections.

8. For immediate relief from itching or burning, soak your feet in an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine.

9. Corn Startch
• Corn starch is effective in soaking moisture.
• Keep your toe fingers dry by sprinkling some corn starch on them.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar
• Dilute a cup of apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water.
• Use this diluted solution to wash the affected skin.
• Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and can easily help kill off the fungal strains.
• Undiluted apple cider vinegar may be used for athlete’s foot treatment.

11. Betadine
• Fill a basin with one quart of water and add two spoons of betadine in the basin.
• Soak your feet in the warm water and betadine solution to get rid of any microbes.
• This also helps prevent bacterial infections from spreading in your feet and making you sick.

Microterrors Garden of Life Fungal Defense Pocket Guide to Fungal Infection

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