GREEN NAIL SYNDROME-REMEDIES
The green nail syndrome is a nail infection that refers to the greenish discoloration of nails. It is also called as chloronychia. The discoloration may vary from blue-green to dark green. You cannot remove it by washing or scrubbing as it is present underneath the nail. Usually, it is not painful but can cause swelling or redness of nail skin. Mostly it is caused by a fungal infection like candida. Pseudomonas is the bacteria that enter the nail plate and cause infection.
The main causes are following;
- Bacterial infection
- Fungal infection
Signs and symptoms are following:
- Discoloration of nails
- Green spots
OREGANO OIL FOR GREEN NAIL SYNDROME
It acts as an anti-fungal and an antiseptic. It also has activity as antibacterial, antiparasitic and analgesic.
- Oregano oil : 2 tsp
- Olive oil : 2tsp
Mix oregano oil with olive oil and apply this mixture to the affected site and leave it for the half hour. Rinse it and dry it. Do these twice daily for several weeks.
TEA TREE OIL FOR GREEN NAIL SYNDROME
Tea tree oil is used to treat green nail syndrome. It also acts against the microbes, due to this we can say it an antimicrobial agent. It also acts as the fungicidal. It acts as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and skin moisturizer and used to avoid skin discomfort.
- Tea tree oil: 1 Tsp
- Olive oil: 1 Tsp
Take tea tree oil and the olive oil in the same amount. Now mix olive oil with tea tree oil to dilute it. Use a cotton swab to soak the oil and the place it on the affected nail for 10 to 15 minutes. Let it be dried. Do it twice or thrice a day.
GARLIC FOR GREEN NAIL SYNDROME
It is effective to treat green nail syndrome. Garlic having a compound allicin which acts against inflammation. It also made stronger your immune system. It also has a compound ajoene which acts as an antibiotic and antifungal herb. It prevents fungal and microbes spread. It helps to restore the skin’s pH on the nail bed.
- Garlic clove:1 crushed
Take a garlic clove and crushed it. Now mix it into vinegar and soak your nails in that mixture for 10 minutes daily until the fungus finished.