Fungal Infection: Causes, Tips & Home Remedies

Fungal Infection: Causes, Tips & Home Remedies


Fungal infection also called mycosis, is one of the common skin disorders that almost every human being experiences in their life. Fungus infection affects millions of people in the world every year, even India solely registers more than 1 million (10 lakhs) cases of fungal infected patients. Fungal infection is a contagious disease that can spread from one person to another in a very less time, any direct contact with the affected person can lead you to a fungal infection. The fungal infection is mostly spread through the things that are used by any infected person like a comb, soap, towel, clothes, handkerchief, creams etc are common ways of getting a fungal infection. However, fungal infection can also occur due to poor hygiene, weak immune system and bad lifestyle. A fungal infection can be treated with very simple natural home remedies and tips that are stated in the below paragraphs.


What is a fungal infection?

A fungal infection also known as mycosis is a skin infection that occurs due to fungus. The fungus affects the tissue, skin, and the entire part of the body. The fungus has a variety of species that spreads from various things like dust, plants, person to person, household objects etc. Poor lifestyle and poor hygiene are the main cause of fungal infection. Symptoms of fungal symptoms vary as per their place of occurrence. Fungal infection usually begins with redness and some sort of itching. Rashes, itching, irritation and sometimes burning sensation are the common symptoms of fungal infection.


What are the symptoms of fungal infection?

A person infected with a fungal infection may go through the symptoms mentioned below-

  • Skin irritation
  • Excessive itching at the infected place
  • Scaly and dry skin
  • Redness
  • Tiny bumps with some sort of pus 
  • Light swelling
  • Whiteness over the infected area
  • Gradually expands of infection to other part of the body
  • Ring-shaped fungal infection


What are the types of fungal infections?

There are majorly four types of fungal infection divided as per their place of occurring-

  • Athlete’s foot 
  • Ringworm fungal infection
  • Jock itch
  • Yeast infection


What causes fungal infection?

Fungal infection can occur due to many reasons but common causes of fungal infection are stated below-

  • Weak immune system
  • Contact with an infected person
  • Pollution around you
  • Construction work 
  • Usage of used products like comb, razor, towel etc.
  • A too warm or too moist atmosphere
  • Dry skin
  • Wearing dirty or used clothes
  • Tight clothes wearing
  • Obesity or overweight 
  • Stressful living
  • Hormonal changes


Tips to reduce fungal infection

Follow the tips below to reduce fungal infection naturally-

Keep your body clean

  • Dry your body properly after bathing
  • Take a bath regularly
  • Wear comfortable clothes 
  • Don’t wear tight clothes
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Massage the affected area with coconut oil 
  • Consume prebiotic food like bananas, custard apples, watermelon, grapes, yogurt etc 
  • Consume berries 
  • Your shampoos or soap can be your triggers replace them with other choices
  • Wash the infected area with soap and warm water
  • Keep the infected area dry 


Home remedies for fungal infection 

Follow the home remedies stated below to cure fungal infection naturally at home-


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Mustard seed powder and water

Step 1: Take 2 tablespoons of mustard seed powder and add a little water to it to make a fine and thick paste.

Instructions: Apply this paste over your infected skin regularly till the infection gets vanishes. Mustard plays a critical role to cure fungal infections.


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Garlic and honey

Step 1: Take a few cloves of garlic and make a thick paste of it.

Step 2: Take two tablespoons of garlic paste, and mix it with one tablespoon of honey.

Instructions: Apply this paste to the affected area and allow it cool and then wash it off with normal water. This home remedy can also be used to treat your private parts.


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Baking soda and water

Step 1: Make a paste of baking soda along with little water.

Instructions: Apply this paste to your infected area for 20 to 25 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. This home remedy for fungal infection is one of the best home remedies for fungal infection. 


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Tea tree oil

Instructions: Massage the infected area with tea tree oil. This oil contains anti-fungal properties and plays a critical role to cure fungal infections. 


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar 

Instructions: Take a few drops of apple cider vinegar and apply them to the infected area. Apple cider vinegar contains anti-bacterial properties, application of the apple cider vinegar kills the itching causing bacteria and cures the itching. 


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Lukewarm water and salt

Step 1: Take a tub full of lukewarm water.

Step 2: Add a little salt in it and mix it properly.

Instructions: Soak the affected itchy part in the salty lukewarm water. This bathing remedy helps diminish the problem of fungal infection.  


Home remedy for fungal infection

Ingredients: Raw turmeric and water

Step 1: Take a finely chopped raw turmeric with a little amount of water.

Step 2: Blend both the ingredients to make a fine and thick paste.

Instructions: Apply this paste to the infected area regularly till the patches of the infection get clear. This home remedy is one of the best home remedies for fungal infections.


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