Nail fungus is a condition known as onychomycosis or “ringworm” and is caused by the attack of dermatophytes, yeasts or non-dermatophyte molds that proliferate in humid and warm environments.
The fungi do not manifest with blunt symptoms in their initial stages, but little by little it is possible to notice how the nail looks thicker, with a yellowish hue and with its inflamed surroundings. The fungus should be fought as soon as it is detected, to avoid the total loss of the nail.
This remedy based on alcohol and natural ingredients is a product for external use with antiseptic and antifungal properties that, after being applied to the nail, helps to destroy microorganisms that cause infections. This remedy acts in a similar way to some conventional antifungal treatments, but it is much more economical and does not contain aggressive chemical substances.
Benefits of alcohol
This treatment requires 90% ethyl alcohol, that is, the one that is usually in all first aid kits. It is a product that stands out for being disinfectant and antibacterial, which applied to some injuries, prevents the development of infections. It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi, although it does not attack bacterial spores.
It is used as a complement to treatment against onychomycosis, but it is necessary to combine it with other ingredients to enhance its attack action.
Benefits of hydrogen peroxide
It is also called hydroxide peroxide and is a product of natural origin that is used for the disinfection of superficial wounds. Its antibacterial and antimocotic properties are effective in combating fungus on the nails and feet, so it is generally used in small quantities, in the treatment for nails.
It also helps to diminish the yellowish coloration typical of fungi, prevents weakening and breakage.
Benefits of white vinegar
This ingredient is known for its culinary, medicinal and domestic applications. It is an interesting disinfectant product against onychomycosis.
It contains organic acids that alter the environment that the microorganisms need to proliferate, stopping the infection. Its antiseptic and antifungal properties help to fight fungi and prevent the deterioration of the nails. It is ideal to reduce itching, hardness and other unsightly symptoms that result from fungal infection.
Recipe based on alcohol and natural ingredients
To combat nail fungus all these ingredients are combined and can be used regularly to solve the problem.
- 5 tablespoons of 90% ethyl alcohol
- 5 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- Add the ethyl alcohol in a glass container and mix it with hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar.
- Cover the jar and shake it so that everything mixes well.
- Store it in a cool and dry place so that it is kept in good condition.
- Rinse the infected nail, dry it and rub the treatment with a cotton swab.
- If the nail is too thick and yellow, file the surface before applying the remedy.
- Repeat its use 2 times a day, every day
The effects are not immediate, it is important to use it for at least 2 months in a row. If the infection persists, extend the treatment for 8 or 12 months.