The fungus normally grows on nails due to heavy moisture content and not proper care of the feet particularly toes. Another reason is diminished blood circulation or walking barefoot in public places.
Prolonged use of socks also causes fungi (microscopic organisms) to grow on nails as this fungus does not need sunlight to grow. People diagnosed with diabetes, HIV and a weak immune system are also causes for Nail Fungus.
Symptoms For Nail Fungus
Nails which appear to be blackish or yellowish in color, brittle are generally alarm signals that you have Nail Fungus. These nails emit a stinking odor and can at times cause pain. Rashes generally form around the affected area and can itch a lot.
Home Remedies For Nail Fungus
A few drops of vinegar applied daily on the toes can yield results, but slowly. The affected nail should be cut and the course applied regularly till new nails grow. The most effective way of treating this condition is Tea Tree oil. Take a cotton ball, soak it in the oil and apply it two to three times a day.