Repulsive appearance of deformed nails, redness and cracks between the fingers on the feet and an unpleasant smell – the effects of the fungus that can ruin the impression of even the most attractive legs.
Vinegar – the Secret of Success in the Fight against Fungal and other Infections
Fungal infection, or, in scientific language, mycosis, of course, is not a sentence. Today there is a huge range of drugs aimed at combating this unpleasant disease. However, as practice shows, to cope with this problem with the methods of traditional medicine is quite expensive, although it is not always easy.
For those who, along with the effectiveness of the principle safety of their own wallet, in the fight against mycoses will be useful folk recipes, in particular the time-tested treatment of nail fungus with vinegar.
This affordable tool there, perhaps, in the kitchen of any hostess. Cheapness, long-term preservation and ease of use make vinegar indispensable in cooking, at home, and for medicinal purposes. Its effectiveness as an antiseptic is due to the creation of an acidic environment in which the vital activity of most pathogenic microorganisms, including fungi, is impossible.
Table vinegar against nail fungus is applicable in the form of a standard 9% solution and concentrated vinegar essence. Also used recipes based on apple cider vinegar, which has, by the way, high efficiency and with other skin ailments – eczema, ringworm, neurodermatitis, psoriasis.
However, it should be remembered that this popular recipe is not a panacea for everyone. There is individual immunity of the infection to the solution and the likelihood of relapse in patients whose treatment of nail fungus with vinegar was initially successful. Therefore, trying to independently cope with mycosis on the legs, you should follow a number of recommendations:
- Home therapy should start with the minimum concentration of the solution, limiting the duration of its impact on the skin and nail plate. Subsequently, both the manipulation time and the saturation of the mixture can be gradually increased.
- Before starting the procedure, the surfaces to be treated should be carefully prepared: steam out the skin and remove the coarsened masses, carefully remove the top layer from the affected nail.
- Treatment with vinegar and household items and shoes of the patient. Mandatory pre-wash all clothing, especially hosiery. Otherwise, the fungus will return and very soon.
- It is not recommended to use this method in the presence of cracks, erosion, open wounds on the feet. Exposure to a sour acetic acid solution can aggravate inflammation, not to mention burning sensation and painful sensations.
Also, do not expect instant improvements, as the use of folk remedies is always accompanied by a long-lasting action.
Vinegar Based Folk Recipes
The forms of application of this tool alternative medicine offers many. It is possible to lean towards one or another variant based on the nature of the fungal infection, its localization and personal preferences. The following recipes are most popular:
To prepare such a bath is possible using the usual 9% solution of table vinegar and water at room temperature in a ratio of 1: 8 (for men 1: 4 due to the greater thickness of the nail plate). After steaming the feet and removing the crumbling upper layer from the nails, the legs are immersed in a container with a solution for 15-20 minutes. At the end of the water procedures, the lower limbs are thoroughly dried and lubricated with tea tree oil for maximum effect. The course of treatment is seven procedures performed every other day.
Lotion with Vinegar
A good addition to vinegar baths is compresses. The simplest option: a cotton swab moistened with a 9% solution is recommended to be attached to the affected nail and secured with adhesive tape overnight. Repeat the procedure daily for a week.
The treatment of nail fungus with apple cider vinegar mixed with vegetable oil in equal proportions does not require expenses and special efforts. The principle of application of a compress moistened in the resulting solution is similar to the previous recipe.
Compressive dressings based on acetic essence, olive oil (1 tablespoon), chicken eggs and dimethyl phthalate (1 teaspoon) have a good effect. Freshly prepared mixture should be stored in a refrigerator. For its imposition on the nail plate affected by the fungus, a gauze disc moistened with the mixture is used. Then the limbs are washed with water and put on cotton socks.
Vinegar from the nail fungus on the legs can be used as a component for the preparation of folk remedies of ointment consistency.
To prepare the ointment, you will need vinegar (1 tsp), eucalyptus oil (30 g), kalanchoe (100 g), honey (10 g). All components must be mixed, kept for three days in a dark room and applied to the affected areas twice a day.
An unusual recipe for ointment is based on a chicken egg, filled with acetic essence (100g) and aged until the shell is completely dissolved. At the final stage of preparation mix the mixture with the addition of butter (100g.). The ointment is applied to the prepared area of skin or nail for 6-8 hours, then the foot is wrapped with cellophane. It is recommended to repeat the course in 5-6 days after a pause until full recovery.
It is worth remembering that vinegar against nail fungus is effective in the initial stage of the disease. With a significant lesion of the nail plate and in neglected situations only acetic solution, as a rule, can not cope. Therefore, if there is no effect of self-treatment, do not delay the recourse to a specialist.