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What is an Incarnated Mushroom?
An incarnated fungus is an infection that occurs in and around the nails and is known as onychomycosis. The infection can enter the body through skin cuts or cracks in the nail. It can be seen as a yellow or white dot under the nail.
It makes your nail thicker; The color of the nails can change and it can also be painful. Since the area around the toes can be hot and humid due to the shoes, the fungus thrives there.
If the infection deepens, the nails become discolored, they become thick and also crumble.
Fungus of the toenail: risk factors and symptoms
It is easy to see an infection in the toenails, but we cannot see it at a glance as it grows over time.
Infected nails are thicker, can have unusual shapes, and can eventually detach the nail from the bed. It also appears as a point under the nail. They can be painful and also smelly.
Home remedy for toe fungus
Fungal infection of the toenails is common among people due to conditions favorable to the growth of fungi. A fungal infection can be found in everyone, but is more common in older people.
With age, the nails crack and become the entry point for the fungus. Women, diabetics and people with athlete’s foot are also more susceptible to this infection. There are certain home remedies that can be followed to cure the fungus.
Orange oil or tea tree oil.
Orange oil is good for treating fungi, it is sensitive to light and should not be exposed to the sun after use.
Tea tree oil is known for its fungicidal, antibacterial and disinfectant properties and is a natural antiseptic.
Dilute the orange / tea tree oil with carrier oil such as olive oil if you have sensitive skin.
Mix half a teaspoon of orange oil, one teaspoon of tea tree oil (optional) and half a teaspoon of olive oil or grape seed oil.
Immerse a cotton ball and gently press it onto the affected nail so that the liquid escapes. Let this air dry.
You can also put 4-5 drops of tea tree oil in enough water and soak for 15-20 minutes.
Both treatments need to be done twice a day for effective results.
Home remedies for ingrown mushrooms
Alternatively, add a small amount of tea tree oil with coconut oil or olive oil. Apply this mixture to the affected area due to the fungus.
Wait 15 minutes and let it dry. Rub with toothpaste and wash properly. Do at least 3 to 4 times a day until you get a satisfactory result.