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Nail fungus is also called onychomycos, it’s a common fungal infection condition that begins as a white, brown or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail.
As the fungal infection goes deeper, it may spread and cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. It can affect other nails.
Below are some main symptoms and changes in the appearance of nails.
- The condition causes pain or a slightly foul odour.
- Change color, looking white, yellow or brown.
- Look chalky or cloudy in some spots.
- Thicken and possibly look misshapen.
- Separate from the nail bed (leaving space between the nail and the skin underneath).
- Crack or break in one or more spots.
- Four (4) to five (5) tablespoons baking soda
- Two (2) liters of lukewarm water
- One (1) cup white vinegar or cider vinegar
- Paper napkins
- Pour the vinegar and one (1) liter of lukewarm water into a bowl, mix well, step your feet or fingers in and soak for 20 minutes. After that dry them well using paper towels.
Mix the baking soda in a liter of lukewarm water in another bowl, soak your feet or hand in it and let it work for 15 minutes. After that, remove it and pat dry with paper towels.
Mix baking soda, vinegar and a few drops of water to make a paste, apply it to the affected nail and cover it with a bandage and leave the treatment to act overnight.
Repeat the above method 1 two (2) times a day to get rid of nail fungus quickly
Below are some safety tips to prevent yourself from nails fungus.
Keep your hands and feet clean and dry always.
Clip your fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean.
Don’t walk barefoot in locker rooms or public showers.
Don’t share nail clippers with other people.
Make sure the salon you visit is clean and licensed by your state’s cosmetology board.
Make sure the salon sterilizes its instruments (nail clippers, scissors, etc.) after each use, or, you can bring your own.
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