Having a nail fungus is unpleasant for several reasons. Many are annoyed by the fact that it is unaesthetic, especially if it's summer time and you enjoy wearing sandals.[expand title="" trigpos="below"] It is also worth mentioning that the fungus also affects the epidermis, and also the shape and the way the nail grows, often turning into an itchy, smelly nightmare.
The fungus is contagious, meaning that those who have it they should avoid sharing their shoes or socks with their family and even wash their stockings, separately.
Unfortunately, there are no known immune radical measures against the fungus, but the usual hygiene measures are highly recommended, such as washing your feet daily, changing the socks every day and avoid touching the affected nail with the other nails, whether talking about feet or hands.
Sometimes the fungus is maintained by certain medications, such as antibiotics. Therefore, those who are affected should inform their doctor, if also trying to treat an internal infection of some sort, at the same time while trying to treat the fungus.
Garlic is a great weapon against the nail fungus. Crush a clove of garlic, add fine salt and rub the infected area with the resulted mixture. Be careful not to use this treatment for more than 10 days.
Baking soda diluted in water is another great remedy against nail fungus. Mix it with a few drops of water to get a smooth paste and apply it on the affected nail, and leave it to act for about 15-20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Do not wipe. Once dried, sprinkle on powdered talc.
It seems that tobacco is good for something. Boil one tablespoon of quality tobacco in a liter of water for 5 minutes, on medium heat. This "soup" is to be applied on the affected nail using a sponge and you must leave it to air dry.
You can also use a herb treatment. Put a small amount of dried herbs in your sock, on the affected nail: sage, chamomile, peppermint, nettle, chopped and mixed well. Wear the sock with the herb mix in it all day. It is, maybe, a little inconvenient, but it's worth it.