1. Signs of onychomycosis
Nail fungus is caused by many types of fungi. Early symptoms are white or yellow spots that appear under the nail tips. After that, the surface of the nail was rough, covered with a fine scales like bran and had vertical and horizontal stripes. The lesion is yellow, brown or black. Nails are prone to breakage and fracture. Under the nail may be damaged, peeling nails. At first, patients with only one or two nails but not treated will gradually spread to many fingers.
There are 3 types of nail lesions including keratosis, atrophic nails, color-changing nails. If the disease is caused by the Dermatophyte, then the affected area is the lateral and distal portion of the nail. The white nail surface is a manifestation of nail fungus due to Dermatophyte infection caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes. If it is caused by Candida yeast, there is a fungus in the root under the nail.
Nail fungus can be confused with symptoms of some diseases that can occur on nails such as eczema, nail psoriasis. In addition, you should pay special attention to distinguishing nail fungus manifestations from other diseases such as gold nails, iron deposition due to iron deficiency, inflammation around the nail .
2. Traditional remedy for nail fungus treatment
The reason garlic can cure nail fungus is because of its good antibacterial ability. In garlic tubers there is an enormous amount of allicin, which is known to be an invaluable natural antidote.
Allicin has anti-inflammatory effect and resists the activity of fungi, parasites that cause fungal diseases of hands.
Just use a few cloves of garlic, then crush and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to eat. Then put it on the nail area that is suffering from fungi with a clean cloth, then leave it for about 30- 45 minutes so that the substances in garlic destroy the fungus to remove the disease in the safest way.
Apple cider vinegar
In the composition of apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, many proteins, enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids, K, P, Ca, Mg, Cu, vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E. Apple cider vinegar Strong antimicrobial properties due to high levels of acidity can help destroy nail fungus effectively.
Use some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. Next, add a bit of sea salt to dissolve and use this water to soak your nails for about 20-25 minutes. Trying to do it regularly every day, it will be extremely good.
Lemongrass is like an essential oil 'treasure'. Lemongrass leaves contain 0.4-0.8% volatile essential oils, the main component of lemongrass stem contains 75-85% aroma of natural lemon and other special essences. Because of many essential oils, lemongrass is good for antiseptic, antiseptic, and treatment of onychomycosis.
Everyday, we can use lemongrass and crushed and then add water to boil for about 10 minutes, then take out. Wait until warm water is used to soak the affected area with nail fungus.
In addition, you can also use directly prepared lemongrass essential oil and apply it on the affected area. Performing twice a day is also an effective way to treat onychomycosis.