Soak for Nail Fungus
toenails look good when they are shinny and healthy. However, there
are several diseases that can make them look ugly and ultimately
destroy them. Fungal infection is one cause of this destruction of
fingernails and toenails. However, an individual that has fungal
infections on his/her nails should not be greatly concerned since
fungal growth on fingernails and toenails can be treated using
Fungal infection of
the fingernails and toenails is not a serious condition. However,
this condition should not be ignored because the fungal growth on
the nails can lead to its ultimate destruction since the fungus
damages the keratin that functions as the protective layer of the
nail. As the fungus is allowed to live and spread on the nails, the
nails would lose its keratin protection and will become dull and
fragile to other damages. It is because of this that fungal
infection should not be ignored and must be treated accordingly.
Soaking the infected nails in a tub filled with acidophilus beer is
proven to get rid and treat fungal infections.
Acidophilus is a
strain of probiotics or good bacteria that is often mixed with food
products such as Yogurt, and can also be used for fermenting beer.
Acidophilus bacteria devour any sugar or glucose found in its
surroundings. This lost of sugar lowers the pH level and making the
environment acidic. This gets rid of fungi since they cannot
survive in acidic environments. The use of acidophilus bacteria is
effective in removing any fungal infections of the nails.
One of the most
effective treatments is to soak the infected nails in an acidophilus
beer solution. An acidophilus beer solution can be prepared using
sachets of acidophilus which is mixed with dark beer, and vinegar.
Acidophilus sachets can be purchased from brewery supply shops.
treatment, the infected nails should be soaked in lukewarm
acidophilus beer solution for about a half hour everyday for a
month. This would ensure that all the fungi that are infecting the
nails are killed and that new infection would be inhibited. Fungi
thrive on wet or damp environment so it is important to dry the
nails thoroughly to prevent the onset of new infections. The use of
a hair dryer to dry the nails is highly recommended.
nail fungus using acidophilus beer soak would only be effective if
it is done correctly and regularly. If it is not done regularly,
then there is a possibility that a new infection might occur. Make
sure to keep nails warm and dry after the infection has been