What is a fungus?
A fungus is just a type of germ. They can range from tiny, barely visible specks that float around in the air, all the way up to large growths like mushrooms. Fungi (the plural of fungus) are all around us and don’t usually cause any problems. However occasionally they can settle down and grow in places where they shouldn’t: places on our bodies like our skin, nails, between our toes and, in women, the vaginal area. This can happen even in people who are fairly healthy and is usually easy to treat
Redness, itching, rashes or burning of skin is an indication of a fungal infection. Caused by different types of fungi, including yeasts, fungal infections can affect any part of the body and people of any age. The most common sites, however, are the feet, head, nails and groin.
Homeopathic Antifungal Treatment
Homeopathy provides a complete and holistic cure for fungal infections, striking at the root of the problem. The remedies are sourced from natural substances, so there is zero possibility of side-effects in Homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic medicines are true Antifungal treatment
1. Fungal infection of the foot is known as ‘Athlete’s Foot’ (Tinea pedis) It usually results in redness, itching and burning, especially between the toes and the sides of the foot. The fungus usually grows in a warm and moist environment such as shoes, socks and swimming pools.
Homoeo.remedies -Petroleum ,silicea
2. Fungal infection affecting the groin, thighs and genitals is known as ‘Jock Itch’ . The fungus thrives in moist areas of the body. ‘Jock Itch’ mostly occurs in summer or in warm, wet climates. The symptoms are a red, itchy rash, ring-shaped, with cracked skin.
Homoeo remedies –Sepia ,graphitis
3 ‘Onychomycosis’(Tinea unguium) affects the nails of the hand and the feet. The fungal infection starts at the edge of the nails and leads to discoloration of nails. The nails of the feet and hands get crippled and the pain can be severe.
Homoeo remedies – Antim crud, graphitis
4.Fungal infection of the scalp ( Tinea capitis)results in patches appearing on the scalp. It is more common among children. Scaly, round and itchy patches appear on the scalp.
Homoeo remedies-Kali suph ,thuja
5. Candidiasis or ‘thrush’ is another common fungal infection. It mostly affects the mouth, skin and the vagina. Thrush infection appears as small white patches, which turn red on rubbing. There is intense itching and a white discharge in vaginal thrush.
Homoeo remedies-Borax,helonias,nat .mur
6.Fungal infection of the body or the skin (Tinea versicolor) causes red, ring-shaped rashes on arms, legs or the face. Most of these fungal infections are contagious and spread by coming in contact with the infected person
Homoeo remedies-Sepia, tellurium,thuja
Important measures to be taken
1.Change your socks once daily or twice daily if you sweat a lot.
2 Let your bath towels air dry completely before using them a second time.
3 clean and dry areas such as under the breast or under the stomach. Apply a drying or medicated powder to the skin folds when you are exercising or are going to be in a hot environment.
4.You should also alternate your shoes so they can dry completely between wearings, especially if they get sweaty.
5 Never touch other people’s infections or share shoes.
6 Use flip flops in the shower if you have athlete’s foot.
7 Wash all towels in warm, soapy water and dry in the dryer. Use a clean towel every time your shower or clean up.Clean your bathroom sink, tub, and floor well after using.Wear clean, dry clothes every day and avoid sharing clothes or socks.
7 Treat all infected pets.
8 Children and adults may want to use medicated shampoo 2 to 3 times a week for 6 weeks to prevent tinea capitis (itching/ringworm of the scalp).Soak combs and brushes for 1 hour a day in a mixture of half bleach and half water for 3 days if you have tinea capitis.
9 Don’t share combs, brushes, hats, pillows, helmets, or towels with other people.