Nail infections are caused by fungi that grow under the nails or around the nail area

  7 April 2024 18:00 - Nails are a part of the body that is often neglected. The reason is that if your nails are not cared for properly it can cause a number of problems, for example nail fungus. Nail fungus or onychomycosis is a fungal infection that attacks the fingernails or toenails. Even though nail fungus is a problem that is often overlooked by a number of people, this condition can interfere with your appearance because it is clearly visible.

Nail infections are caused by fungi that grow under the nails or around the nail area. Certain types of fungi such as dermatophytes, yeast, and candida fungi are common causes of this infection. A damp, warm, and non-sterile environment is an ideal condition for fungal growth.

Public places such as swimming pools, saunas, public changing rooms, and wearing footwear that does not absorb sweat can be a place for fungus to spread. Apart from these factors, a small injury to the nail or surrounding skin can provide an entry point for the fungus to grow and develop.

Treat yellowing foot fungus from various sources


Usually this nail fungus appears characterized by discoloration, brittleness , and the nail surface becoming rough or grooved. Giving an unsightly appearance, there are several ways you can treat yellowing nail fungus.

Here's how to deal with yellowing nail fungus, as summarized by from various sources, Sunday (7/4).

1. Nails become bright with baking soda.

Treat yellowing foot fungus from various sources


Baking soda has antifungal properties which can help inhibit the growth of fungus on toenails. These antifungal properties can also help reduce inflammation and relieve itching that often occurs with fungal infections. Apart from being antifungal, baking soda can also be a natural exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells and improve nail texture. It can even eliminate foot odor.

To make it, you can follow the trick shared by YouTube user Natural Health Remedies, as follows:


1. 4 to 5 tablespoons baking soda
2. 1 small glass of apple cider vinegar
3. Sufficient clean water

How to use:

1. Put baking soda in a bowl.
2. Pour in apple cider vinegar.
3. Stir all the ingredients until evenly mixed.
4. Pour enough clean water into a bucket or basin.
5. Pour the mixed ingredients.
6. Stir again.
7. Insert your feet and soak for approximately 15 minutes.
8. Dry your feet using a towel.
9. Apply moisturizer to keep your feet from drying out.
10. Use this trick regularly so that foot fungus disappears quickly.

2. Get rid of yellow nail fungus using castor oil.

Castor oil or commonly known as castor oil contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Castor oil is also a natural moisturizer that can reduce dry and brittle nails. So, how to process these ingredients, you can follow the tricks shared by YouTube user Meh Glow, including:


1. 1 clove of garlic
2. Castor oil

How to make:

1. Peel the garlic first.
2. Slice into small pieces.
3. Put it in the serum bottle.
4. Add castor oil until the bottle is full.
5. Close tightly and let sit for a few minutes.

How to use:

1. Clean your nails first.
2. Drop the mixture on the surface of all nails.
3. Apply and massage for a few minutes.
4. Leave it for approximately 10 minutes.
5. Clean using normal water.
6. So that nail fungus disappears and becomes shiny, use this trick regularly.

3. Banana peel to get rid of yellowing nail fungus.

Who would have thought that banana peels, which are usually thrown in the trash, could actually treat fungus on your nails. Bananas contain vitamins C, B6, A, magnesium and potassium. All of these ingredients are good for overall nail health.

On the other hand, the antioxidant and water content in bananas can protect nails from free radicals, moisturize and strengthen nails. Those are the benefits of banana peels, you can follow the tricks shared by YouTube user The Simple Cook.


1. 1 banana peel
2. Baking soda
3. Apple cider vinegar
4. Bay leaf
5. Green apple
6. Cloves

How to make:

1. Cut the banana into two parts.
2. Set aside the banana flesh using a spoon.
3. Put two tablespoons of baking soda into the banana peel.
4. Pour enough apple cider vinegar.
5. Then, put the fungus on your toenails or hands.
6. Cut the remaining bananas that have not been used into several pieces.
7. Put it in a large container.
8. Add 15 bay leaves to the container.
9. Cut into small pieces.
10. Add green apple pieces and cloves to taste.
11. Pour enough warm water and stir.

4. Effective tea for treating yellowing foot fungus.

Not only is it a drink, tea can actually be used to get rid of foot fungus. The reason is that this natural ingredient contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Apart from these contents, there are polyphenols, flavonoids and theaflavins, which have the potential to fight fungal growth.

To use it, you can follow the trick from TikTok user @ernazdian2.


1. 5 Black tea bags
2. Clean warm water
3. 5 Tablespoons of baking soda

How to make:

1. Pour warm water into a large container.
2. Put five black tea bags into the container.
3. Stir the black tea with water until it turns brown.
4. Soak your feet in hot water for approximately 20 minutes.
5. If the water temperature starts to get warm, soak your feet for 30 minutes.
6. Lift your feet and wipe them using a towel sprinkled with baking soda.

5. Garlic is believed to treat yellowing nail fungus.

Garlic is known to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties which can help treat fungal nail infections. Garlic contains the compound allicin, which is an active compound that has strong antimicrobial and antifungal effects. Not only that, the sulfur content can help strengthen the immune system.

So how do you use these kitchen ingredients to treat nail fungus? Check out the steps shared by YouTube user Rafiq Aifzah, as follows:


1. Prepare 3 to 4 cloves of garlic
2. Baking soda
3. Vinegar

How to make:

1. First peel the garlic.
2. Then grate the garlic.
3. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
4. Then, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar.
5. After that, stir all the ingredients until evenly mixed.

How to use it:

1. How to use it is to prepare warm water.
2. Then add the salt and stir until it dissolves.
3. After that, use the mixture to soak your nails for approximately 10 minutes.
4. Then, dry it using tissue.
5. Then, rub the garlic on your nails until evenly distributed.
6. Next, wrap your nails with plastic wrap.
7. Then, leave it for about one night.
8. Finally, rinse the nails using plain water.

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.