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Yeast Infection in the Fingernails

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Yeast infections are a very common occurrence in the body. Yeast infections are usually seen in men and women's genitalia. Although they do not appear on the nails as much as everywhere else including the skin and navel, the nails are very susceptible to nail fungus. Hands are tortured everyday as they are the things that do all the work, there are hundreds of different infections, a yeast infection is merely one of those which can cause the nail to fall off. Moisture which can get under the nail bed due to frequent washing can cause many problems.

Yeast Infection Fingernails

Those who have jobs which work with water or need to keep their hands clean for food or other jobs are more at risk for getting a yeast infection in their nails. Also people who are obsessive compulsive in washing the hands a lot during the day put themselves at a higher risk for having a yeast infection or numerous infections occur in the nails.

The symptoms of a yeast infection in the nails

Yeast in the nails may appear two different ways, first off the nail may become very brittle and white with yellow. There may also be a deep green color actually in the nail plate which is caused by moisture in the nail and will come about with or without a yeast infection, if there is moisture trapped in the nail plate. The nails will be very weak so they may chip in places when a person is trying to use them to open things, the chills will be off the top of the nail and look like thin flakes.

The nails may also lose their natural shine as the discoloration and the yeast take this away. Yeast infections in the nails will cause the bottom area of the nail just below the cuticle to swell. This area will be painful to touch and there may also be puss in the nail as it is infected. Yeast infections in the nails destroy the nail, it may lift off the actual nail bed making things a lot worse, and in some cases the nail will not go down for months after the infection is healed.

Prevention

To prevent getting a yeast infection in the nails it is best to avoid washing the hands as much. Yeast always lives in the body but when too much moisture enters the body anywhere the yeast can multiply and cause infections which are very painful to have.

The best prevention method that can be suggested is to not wash the hands as much, if a yeast infection is suspected consult a doctor to make sure. Yeast infections will be relatively obvious due to the many symptoms which match yeast infections elsewhere on the body. Remember swelling of the finger area, green nail plates and puss are definite signs that one may have a yeast infection. The best thing to prevent this is to lower the amount of times the hands are washed during the day and to use a non water antibacterial soap.

How to Treat a Nail Infection?

The ingredients in Healing Natural Oils H-Nail Fungus Formula are a blend of homeopathic and essential oils, specifically chosen for their antifungal, antiseptic, and healing properties. Here are the main ingredients and their benefits:

Active Ingredients

  1. Calendula Officinalis (12C HPUS): Known for its healing properties, it helps in soothing the skin and promoting repair.
  2. Silicea (12C HPUS): Traditionally used in homeopathy for its ability to support nail health and treat deformed or brittle nails.
  3. Thuja Occidentalis (12C HPUS): Effective against fungal infections, it helps reduce the growth of fungi.

Inactive Ingredients

  1. Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Oil: Serves as a carrier oil, providing moisturizing benefits and enhancing the absorption of other oils.
  2. Essential Oil Blend:
    • Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass)
    • Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa)
    • Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender)
    • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree)
    • Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium)
    • Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme)

These essential oils are known for their antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, tea tree oil is well-known for its potent antifungal capabilities, while lavender oil soothes the skin and reduces inflammation.

How These Ingredients Help

  • Antifungal Action: Ingredients like tea tree oil and thuja oil specifically target fungal growth, inhibiting the reproduction and spread of the fungi.
  • Healing and Soothing: Calendula and lavender oils promote skin healing and reduce irritation, making the affected area less inflamed and more comfortable.
  • Moisturizing and Penetration: Hazelnut oil and the essential oil blend ensure deep penetration into the nail bed, delivering the active ingredients effectively and maintaining skin hydration to prevent further irritation.

The combination of these ingredients helps to not only treat the fungal infection but also support the overall health and appearance of the nails and surrounding skin

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