Onychomycosis is a nail infection caused by a fungus, appearing most often on your toes. The infection spreads under the nail, separating it from the flesh and thus causing nail fractures, or even causing the whole nail to fall off.
Several factors which encourage onychomycosis
- Exposure to hot and humid environments, such as communal showers
- Wearing wet socks or tights
- Wearing shoes that are too small
- Through injury, or while cutting your nails
What are the consequences?
The fungus, although it rarely causes pain or itching, can cause the skin to crack and tear, which facilitates entry to bacteria.
There are many ways to prevent and cure nail fungus. The best way is to take care of your hygiene and to dry your feet after a shower or bath. It is advisable to wear shoes which fit well.
If you unfortunately already have fungus, you could buy over-the-counter medicine to try and contain the infection from spreading to other toes but it is also recommended to go see your dermatologist as soon as you detect something unusual.
All you’ll need is...
- A cup of cider vinegar
- Five tablespoons of baking soda
- Some water
We’ll explain the recipe, and how to apply it, in the video above!