[toc]Fungal infections of the skin are really embarrassing, disheartening and often irritating due to their explicit exposure to others and their constant growth and proliferation to other parts of the body.
Most of the common fungal infections of the skin like candidiasis, tinea cruris or ring worm flourish due to many reasons and can be effectively controlled if you know how to control them and prevent and stop their growth. There are plenty of proven home remedies available and a few of such remedies are given below, which if implemented would give amazing results within a short span of time.
7 Home Remedies For Skin Fungus
Whether you are suffering from yeast infections caused by candida (candidiasis) or the Jock itch (tinea cruris) caused by a fungi tinea or ring worm (tinea corporis), they mostly affect the moist and warm region of the skin surface like toes finger nails, arm pits or groin area because fungi grow exceptionally well in a moist and warm environment.
Therefore, the personal hygiene of the susceptible or prone area should be the first measure one must adopt by keeping it dry and clean. To ensure this, use clean towel, change clothes regularly, particularly undergarments and take bathe regularly.
Garlic has got amazing antimicrobial compounds and particularly one active compound like alicin present in it exhibits broad spectrum antimicrobial activity by exhibiting its effectiveness against an array of viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
Therefore, its incorporation in the routine diet plan seems very effective in combating against the deadly fungal infections of the skin. Moreover, it is equally effective topically as well.
Use Baking Soda
Acidic PH helps promote fungal growth and basic or alkaline environment restricts fungus growth. Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is a good alkalizing agent as it makes the environment alkaline or basic which is unfavorable for fungus growth. Therefore, topical application of baking soda containing solution helps control skin infection.
Use Tea Tree Oil
Tea-tree oil is the best home remedy for the skin fungus infections as it inhibits fungus growth and prevents infection. However, sometimes it exhibits mild allergic reactions; therefore, for topical applications it should be mixed with some beneficial oils like olive oil.
Use Essential Oils
Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of essential oils from oregano, thyme, clove and olive against several microbes like bacteria and fungi. The active ingredients found in these oils include eugenol in clove, isomeric phenols in aregano oil and d-limonene in orange oil. Topical application of these oils is very effective in combating fungal infections of the skin.
Use Coconut Oil
Coconut oil improves digestion and helps in proper absorption of food, particularly all essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids. In addition to this, it is also the rich source of some very beneficial saturated fatty acids like caprylic acids that provide strength to the immune system by dissolving within the cell wall of the fungi, thus preventing their growth. Therefore, make it a habit to include coconut oil in your diet plan.
Apply Beeswax With Olive Oil and Honey
Topical application of beeswax mixed with pure, lead-free honey and olive oil on the infected skin during fungal skin infections, gives exceptional results.