Tagged: fungal infection
The name, ringworm would make most people think the rash caused by the condition is caused by worms or a parasite. In fact, it’s caused by a fungus called tinea. It lives on dead skin tissue and causes a red, itchy patch of skin which eventually takes the form of several rings – hence the term, ringworm. Ringworm can develop on your skin or nails but is most common on your arms or scalp. Luckily, home remedies for ringworm are easy to use and quick to work!
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of tea tree plants. The tea tree is so-named because its leaves were used to make tea in the eighteenth century by sailors on the swamp Australian coasts. It is often confused with the tea plant, which is a different plant entirely and is used to create black and green teas.
Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a very contagious fungal infection caused by dermatophyte fungus. The term “athlete’s foot” shows that this condition is commonly seen on an athlete’s feet because shoes are worn for long periods of time. Other factors that can contribute to fungal infection includes going barefoot in public places, poor circulation, and immune deficiency.
Having strong nails is key to having healthy nails, as well as long nails. When nails are brittle, they are more prone to breakage and other damage. By following the home remedies listed in this article you can both learn how to prevent weak nails and make your nail stronger.
Growing out your fingernails can be a difficult task, especially when you don’t know about the factors that can cause them to be so short in the first place. This article will discuss the various ways in which you can both prevent your nails from becoming short and ways to encourage your nails to grow longer if your nails are already short.
Fungal infections are usually uncomfortable, irritable and unsightly. Doctors will normally prescribe antimicrobial cream which is expensive as treatment. Most minor fungal infections, however, can easily be treated efficiently and effectively at home. To better treat fungal skin infections one must first have a basic understanding of infections.