Fungal Infections of the Skin: I have fungal infection on my skin. It itches & burns and the pinkish, brown dark patch remains and it slowly spreads on the particular area, what is the remedy for infection.

Fungal skin infections are not uncommon and can be treated by following a skin care regimen for fungal skin infections. This regimen would include proper cleansing as well as the application of topical home remedies which will help to stop the spread of the infection as well as help to get rid of the infection all together. Fungal infections are very resilient and so you will need to stick to your regimen to achieve the desired results.

Fungal infections spread rapidly and so regular cleansing is a must in order to check the spread of the infection. In addition to this, it is important to cleanse your skin gently as harsh scrubbing will damage your skin. Damaged skin is at a higher risk of getting infected as compared to normal skin. Use an anti-fungal cleanser to clean the affected areas. You can also make your own anti-fungal cleanser. Tea tree oil is a potent ant-fungal agent and so is lemongrass essential oil. Citric acid found in tomatoes and lemons too are excellent in destroying fungus. Clean and blend a single tomato along with the juice of half a lemon and one two drops each of tea tree oil and lemongrass oil. Put two large teaspoons of this tomato paste on a clean cotton swab and gently massage the affected areas with it. Rinse your skin gently with cold water as this will allow a little oil to remain on the skin and destroy the fungus. You can add two drops of lavender oil to a teaspoon of jojoba oil and use this as a moisturizer after your shower. Lavender oil is a sweet scented oil that has strong anti-fungal properties while jojoba oil helps to soften the skin. Crush two pods of garlic along with a few drops of turmeric oil and apply this paste to your skin. Garlic and turmeric oil is very effective in treating various different types of fungus and so you should use this paste on a daily basis.

In addition to this, you need to ensure that you have a healthy diet. You can also add a few cloves of garlic to your dishes while you are cooking as this will help to control the fungal infection by fighting the fungus from within. Garlic also helps to bolster the immune system which in turn helps to control the infection. You should not scratch the area at all as this will only leave scars and promote the spread of the skin infection. If this fungal infection does not clear up within a few weeks of regular treatment or if it seems to be spreading, visit a dermatologist.

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