Onychomycosis or Tinea Unguium, but more popularly known as fungal nail infection, is the most common nail complaint. Although both men and women are affected by this problem, it is men who are more likely to suffer than women.
Fungal nail infections are not a good sight to see especially when widespread. Not only is it horrible looking, it is also contagious. It may spread from nail to nail and worse from person to person. The usual solution is to cover hands and feet up, not just to hide how they look but also to avoid spreading the fungi.
What do you do if you start to notice an increasing fungal infection on your fingernails or toenails? You need to act quickly and solve the problem. Here are a few ways on how you can do that.
Argan and Nails
Argan oil was discovered by other countries a few years back. Discovered from Morocco, argan oil has proven to live to its name – Liquid Gold. As this oil has exceptionally high contents of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is able to nourish the body effectively. This oil is now being used all over the world and is associated with curing a lot of infections and problems including nail problems.
Argan Oil Recipes for the Nails
Nail Fungal Infection Remedy – People with fungal infections can apply 1-2 drops of argan oil directly to the infected nails. This should be done at least 2-3 times per day to get the best results.
Hand or Foot Soak – Use about ½ a cup of warm cider vinegar and a few drops of argan oil (5-6 drops would be enough, but you can adjust to your liking). You may also want to add a few drops of other preferred oils for fragrance such as thyme, peppermint, or sandalwood. Combine all ingredients in a basin with warm water. Water should be wrist or ankle deep only. Do not overflow. Soak your hands or feet for 15-20 minutes.
Foot Powder – Use about 2 tablespoons of corn flour or unscented talc. Place it in a plastic bag and add a few drops of argan oil (10-15 drops will do). Seal close and shake. Let the mixture sit and rest for 24 hours. Shake again before using.
Nail Lotion – Take about 4 teaspoons of cider vinegar and place it in a dark glass bottle. Mix in your argan oil (10-15 drops) and shake. Use this mixture and apply to affected nails 2-3 times daily. Use swab or cotton and make sure to shake before use.
Fungal nail infections need not be a disabling disease. You don’t have to suffer from it if you treat it right. Argan oil and nails work perfectly great together as argan oil nourishes any nail type easily. With its nutrients and fatty acids, argan oil can bring any nail discoloration, any fungal infected nail, and any badly nourished nail back to health. With regular application and use, no nail problem is unsolvable for this liquid gold from Morocco.