Fungal infections can appear anywhere on your body. This type of infection happens when the fungi appear in the human body and attack it by appearing mainly on the fingernails, on the toenails or even under the nails.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), states that fungal infection will mainly attack the toenails, because this is a part of our body that is constantly trapped inside of the socks and shoes, and this creates a warm and closed environment, which is perfect for the bacteria to live in.
When fungi start to grow, you are getting infections. When the person is healthy, the fungal infection will not lead to any complications, but in an individual that has a weaker immune system, it can lead to pain and itching, and there are also some cases where this infection impedes the person from doing its daily activities.
How to remove the fungi from your nails?
Baking soda cannot remove the fungi, but it acts as a blocker or a repellent, which stops the fungi from spreading or appearing again.
Vinegar can disrupt the survival rate of the fungi, but do not worry, because it cannot damage the healthy skin or your nails.
- Four to five tablespoons of baking soda
- One cup of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
- Paper towels
How to prepare it:
You will need to mix one cup of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar in a larger bowl of water, and then soak your feet in this mixture for about 15 minutes. When you are done, dry them with the help of the paper towels. Then, add four or five tablespoons of baking soda in the same water, and then soak your feet again for 15 minutes.
Do this twice a day. The soda will prevent the appearance of new fungi, and the vinegar will destroy them. Also, remember to trim your nails as much as you can before soaking your feet in the mixture. Use a clean clipper, and after clipping your nails, clean it with alcohol.