There is no denying that a fungal infection on your nails is not only a health issue but a mental one as well. After all, many people who suffer from either finger or toenail fungus tend to feel plenty of embarrassment and shame regarding their condition. It is mostly due to people thinking that suffering from fungus is a hygiene issue when most of the time it is not. Sometimes, you get unlucky and have that particular type of fungus infect your nails, which is why it is vital not to let it get you down.
That said, treating a fungal infection is another story entirely. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with the virus on your own. Here are a few easy remedies to use!
Going with conventional antifungal creams
It comes as no surprise that one of the best options for fungal nail infection treatment is through the use of antifungal creams. It is understandable however that some people are unable to get their hands on antifungal creams where they live. If you live in an area where such products are easy to acquire, it is recommended that you get your hands on the topical cream and make use of the other steps below as complementary treatments!
Using your diet to fight fungal infections
It might seem like a strange idea, but your diet can significantly impact the speed at which your infection clears up. If you mix a great menu with antifungal creams, the fungal infection will clear up long before you begin to suffer from the embarrassment that often comes with nail fungus. Here are just a few examples:
- Foods rich in fatty acids to help clear the infection
- Foods rich in iron to make your nails more durable
- Foods rich in protein to help encourage your nails to grow
- Yoghurt that is rich in probiotics for good bacteria
With a diet consisting of the list above, your fungal infection will not be able to stay very long in your system.
A strange yet surprisingly effective home remedy, the use of Listerine might not necessarily be something that your doctor recommends, but it does have a reputation for clearing fungal infections. Just as it is used for removing bacteria in your mouth, Listerine can be quite useful if used on the fungus. All you have to do is soak the infected nail in Listerine for about half an hour daily. When mixed with the other methods above, the fungal infection has little to no chance of staying longer than a week.
While it might be embarrassing to suffer from a fungal infection, it is vital to remember that it is likely not due to hygienic reasons. It might look unappealing and even a bit dirty, but it is just the way a fungal infection attacks your nails. With the methods above, you can clear out the virus before anyone else notices, helping you to rest easy.
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