No one wants to talk about nail fungus, except for those who have the discomfort and embarrassment of enduring it and who desperately want to get rid of it

With research showing that a staggering 80% of the global population suffers from fungal conditions, the search for an effective remedy is mammoth.

Traditionally, fungal conditions are treated with toxic prescriptions and chemical based products that often have dangerous side effects, such as liver and kidney damage.

Experts from Citrusway – a  range of safe & clinically proven plant-based nail and skin products focusing on bacteria, mold & fungus – have revealed how to not only prevent, but treat fungus…

How can I prevent fungus? Here are a few tips…

  • Build a healthy immune system through, healthy diet, supplements, pro and prebiotics, proper sleep and exercise. 
  • Keep your fingernails and toenails on the short side and keep them clean.  Don’t forget them just because they are painted!
  • Maintain a clean tub and shower at home.
  • Wear sandals or flip flops if you have to use a public shower such as in your gym or health club.
  • If you have sweaty feet or sweat during exercise, wear shoes with plenty of ventilation and remove your socks and shoes promptly.
  • Over all proper hygiene is important but If you have an open cut keep it protected and clean as this is an entry point for fungus and bacteria.
  • Make sure your salon is reputable if you get manicures and pedicures. Be aware of the standards of hygiene practiced by the nail technician, as well as the general appearance off the salon is very important. Fungus can be transferred and implanted from one client to another by tools and implements that are not washed or sanitised properly. Salons are not required to sterilise their tools, but by law are required to sanitise. Ask your nail technician how she/he maintains sanitised tools and equipment, if they are not practicing required procedure then change your nail tech and or salon.  Another way of limiting the risk is to bring your own personal tools.
  • The tools you keep in your bathroom drawer must be sanitized as well to keep from fungus and bacteria!
  • Do not use sharp or pointed instruments under the nails. It is a common misconception that scraping under the nail to “clean” the nail will help rid the problem. This actually works against the body’s natural healing process. As we mentioned the Hyponychium being the nails natural seal of protection to the nail bed. The objective is that the nail adheres back to the nail bed and the hyponichium is completely sealed. Using instruments at the area puts pressure on the nail and creates further separation.
  • Do not cut the nail away from the nail bed. Cutting the ugly nail away from the nail will not rid the nail of the problem. The problem is deep under that nail and many times generated internally and effects the way the nail looks and grows.
How to prevent nail fungus
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How do you alleviate fungus?

There are numerous prescription drugs on the market that you can obtain from your doctor.

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Be sure to do your research on the oral prescriptions commonly prescribed. Many of them have possible liver and kidney damage associated with taking them. Also, the majority of OTC antifungals are chemical, toxic based. This may cause damage to healthy nail and skin tissue during treatment.

For those who are looking for a more natural approach, seek out anti-fungal products that use natural, plant based ingredients. A key ingredient amongst these that are highly effective are those formulated with grapefruit seed pulp and extracts.  

Using proven natural remedies, paired with a healthy lifestyle and precaution, is the best way to treat and prevent future issues.

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