Fungus can attack on any part of the skin. When you’ve got a skin fungus ailment, you’ll notice that the skin becomes irritated, turning red and cracked. There is also a lot of itching and burning involved in a skin fungus, with the affected area developing sores and blisters.
Common fungal infections include athletes foot, jock itch, ring worm and sometimes yeast infections as well.
Athlete’s foot is a very common condition and one that affects 75% of the world population at some point in their lives. The skin fungus loves moist and warm environments. It can grow in shoes and socks that are left unclean, a very common habit among many athletes. These shoes end up collecting dirt, sweat, and bacteria, the latter of which makes it to the skin and causes an infection.
This fungal infection occurs between the toes, causing rashes and itching in the skin between them. This condition is usually seen in on the skin between the third, fourth, and the fifth toes. Sometimes, the infection may even spread further, causing the heels of the feet to have itchy rashes. The skin between the toes often becomes white and moist due to this condition. The skin may also rub off rather easily.
Fungal infections can also be caused by tiny microscopic fungi that live on the dead tissues of the hair, skin, and toenails. Public areas like a locker room at the gym, swimming pools, or public showers are all common breeding ground for skin fungus.
Jock itch is another kind of skin fungal infection in which the fungus begins to grow in the groin area. This fungal infection is usually caused when the skin remains damp due to sweat. Tight fitting clothes, which cut off the air supply to the skin, may aggravate the condition. This fungal infection may not have skin fungus’ white spots, which are characteristic of tinea versicolor.
To heal skin fungus ailments, you must first that your skin is clean and dry. There may be dirt and germs accumulated on your skin that should be eliminated by washing thoroughly first. The fungus will not spread if you have cleansed the skin thoroughly.
For feet, toes and the groin region, it is important to wash thoroughly and keep the skin dry. The treatment of skin fungus takes time. Exfoliating regularly and allowing dead skin to slough off can help contain the spread of fungus.
A simple yet very potent remedy for fungus and bacterial infections on the skin is to use garlic every day and destroy the fungal and bacterial growth, thereby preventing the spread of the diseases and also arresting further growth. Garlic has many antifungal and antibacterial properties and also treats many common illnesses of the body and skin. Take 4-5 cloves of garlic every day. You can also rub garlic paste on the affected skin and leave it on for an hour before washing off. Leave a gap of 3-4 days after application of garlic for 2-3 days and start again. This will prevent skin burning.
One of the best natural anti-fungal agents for treating fungus infections of the skin, tea tree oil may take time to eliminate the fungus; but eliminate it will, and forever. Being very strong and acidic in nature, it is essential to dilute it before usage. Take two parts of tea tree oil and five parts olive oil and mix thoroughly. Apply on the affected skin and massage it so that the oil penetrates the skin and exerts its influence on the fungus. Repeat every day until the fungus recedes completely.
Apple cider vinegar has many medicinal properties and is excellent for skin regeneration and repair and also for treating many bacterial and fungal infections. Apple cider vinegar penetrates deep into the skin and exerts its pressure on the infected skin.
Apple cider vinegar is very strong and hence you need to dilute it with adequate water in order to protect your skin from burning. Apply diluted apple cider vinegar everyday on the skin fungus 3-4 times a day until the fungus is removed completely.
Soaking the affected skin in hydrogen peroxide is one way that you can use for treating skin fungus. Hydrogen peroxide may sometimes cause skin irritation at first. Therefore, you must dilute it before soaking your body.
Take one cup of hydrogen peroxide and add to one gallon of water. This can be used for soaking the skin for twenty minutes a day. Continue treatment until the skin fungus is completely gone.
Application of freshly ground turmeric oil too is very beneficial for treating skin fungus. Apply turmeric on the affected skin and leave it overnight and morning as well. Continue application for at least a month for the skin fungus to subside. Turmeric will not only treat the infection, but will also make your skin devoid of marks and pigmentation, thereby making your skin wonderfully smooth and blemish free.
Lavender essential oil is another strong essential oil that has antifungal properties. Apply on the area of fungus every day two times and leave it on for twenty minutes. Lavender oil is wonderfully scented and hence can be applied on the affected skin even while you are out. Care must be taken to ensure that the lavender oil that you use is not just a scented oil but one with pure medicinal properties.
The mild antiseptic properties of Epsom salt will help in destroying the fungus growth on the skin. Mixing Epsom salt with baking soda can help in increasing the efficiency of the treatment. Take half a cup of baking soda and another half cup of Epsom salt and mix it with your bath water.
Soak for fifteen minutes every day for removing the skin fungus. After patting dry, you may apply virgin coconut oil on the affected area and dust some baking soda powder every few hours. Soon the fungus will start receding and finally you will be completely relieved from the skin infection.
Doing Hijama every few months is an effective way to cleanse your body from dirty blood which contains fungus and pathogens that are disruptive to the normal functioning of your health.