Although fungal infections are quite benign, they can be annoying. If a fungal infection affects a visible patch of your body, you might feel uncomfortable when you go out of your house. It is said that prevention is better than cure. You can avoid fungal infection ensuring that your surrounding including you are in in a clean and hygienic condition. The best way to avoid fungal infection is to keep every little nook and cranny of your body dry: fungal infection occurs as a result of a side effect of antibiotics, weakened immune system, diabetes, poor hygiene, living in a warm environment, poor blood circulation, a skin injury and coming in contact with someone who has a fungal infection.
However, despite taking all precautions and best efforts, you might get infected with a fungal disease. In such situations, it is best to arrest the infection in its initial stages before it spreads and its intensity becomes worse. Here are five remedies that you can use instantly. These remedies will be easily available in your home.
Tea Tree Oil: Combine tree tea oil with sweet almond oil or olive oil and apply the mixture to the infected part of your body. You can also mix aloe vera gel with tea tree oil as a remedy against fungal infection. Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic and anti-fungal compounds that act against the infection and prevents it from spreading further. However, precaution must be taken that pregnant woman should not use tea tree oil.
Garlic: Make paste with olive oil and two cloves of crushed garlic. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice every day until the infection clears off. You can also add garlic to your diet to help the healing process.
Essential Oils: Keep essential oils such as garlic oil or oregano oil handy. If you are someone who tends to suffer from frequent fungal infections, you need to keep these essential oils near you. Using essential oils is more of a preventive measure than a curative against fungal infections of the skin.
Yogurt: Dip a cotton ball in plain yogurt and apply it on the infected area. Leave it on 30 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Do this twice daily until the infection clears off.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Mix hydrogen peroxide with water and clean the infected skin. In case of fungal infection of the foot, soak the infected part in a solution of hydrogen peroxide for some time. Repeat this until the infection clears out. Hydrogen peroxide is a useful remedy to clean wounds and cuts as well.