Fungal Infections Symptoms, Causes And Home Remedies For Mycoses

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Most fungal infections are harmless but severity of these infections often lands one in embarrassing situations. These infections occur not only in skins, but also on scalp and finger nails.


General symptoms of fungal infections appear as rashes resulting in red colored patches, severe itching, sometimes followed by mild fever. Skin becomes itchy, cracked in between the toes. Sometimes smelly discharge is noticed in the infected areas. Infection in scalp results in hair fall.


Moist and damp skin areas, especially in the folds of skin of obese persons and groin area, use of dirty shoes and socks as in athlete’s foot, over sweating and dirty health and hygienic habits.
It also occurs through contamination by using objects used by others like towel, handkerchief etc.

Deficiency of essential minerals, prolonged medication, low body immunity, diseases like cancer and diabetes also leads to fungal attacks.

Home Remedies

Yogurt applied as a topical treatment to the infected area [must be fungal] or taken as food for an internal infection [vaginal infection]

Apple cider vinegar – applied as a topical ointment for skin infections [must be fungal]

Aloe – applied as an ointment alone or mixed with olive oil to the fungal infected area

Vitamin E oil – mixed with baby oil and aloe, applied topically to the fungal infection

Tea tree oil – applied topically to the fungal infected areas
Garlic – apply raw garlic to the area, avoid sensitive areas for this treatment, can be smelly but sure works

Remember to eat correctly and to drink plenty of fluids at this time, this will assist the immune system in fighting the fungal infection.

Some natural fungicidal herbs like myrrh, black walnut, castor bean oil can be taken as supplements as they eliminate the harmful micro organisms from the body without any significant side effects.

Mixture of olive leaf extract and grape fruit seeds can be taken with a glass of water to heal the infection.

Including yoghurt in diet or application, are effective in controlling the yeast infections.

Drinking plenty of water flushes out the toxins resulting in the curing of infections.

Diet should be low in refined sugars and foods, fats, preservatives but rich in organic fruits and vegetables to increase the body immunity system.

Fungus grows on the skin when it is warm and moist. To prevent fungal infection, always keep your skin dry after you touch water. You should not walk barefoot when the floor is wet, instead wear slippers. Do not borrow napkins, towels, combs, and hair brushes from someone else because these people might have fungal skin infection and you don’t want it to pass around to you.

Any item that comes into contact with fungus must be sterilized with boiling water if you want to use it. Nylon socks makes your feet sweat but cotton socks help to absorb the sweat. Finally, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet, exercise regularly to build up your body resistance. If you have a weak immune system, you are easier to be infected with fungus.