Nail Fungus - The DMSO factor

 


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A nail fungus infection is a condition called onychomycosis. It is the most common nail problem with about 20 - 40 million Americans being affected. The main concern is the nail discoloration (usually yellow or brown) and change in nail texture and growth. Nail fungus can make the nail thick or can become crumbly, break easily, and grow irregularly.

The body naturally has a host of microorganisms inside of it including bacteria and fungi that grow within the body. We need bacteria in our gut to give us nutrients and help break down food. What we don’t need are microscopic plant organisms that feed on our tissue called dermatophytes. Once fungus gets into the nail bed it can be very difficult to treat, but with proper medication it can go away on its own. Because the fungus grows slowly, it can be hard to eliminate. Anti-fungal medications are available to combat fungal infections; however, they are strong oral medications that must be taken consistently for months in order to be effective.

The medications also have potential side effects to other body organs (especially the liver, skin and/or bone marrow). To monitor side effects your physician must order periodic blood tests (usually monthly) during treatment. Any of the symptoms (listed below) suggesting organ damage should be reported immediately to your physician.

Unusual fatigue
Severe loss of appetite
Nausea
Yellow eyes
Dark urine
Pale stool
Skin rashes
Bleeding
Enlarged lymph glands

There are natural alternative treatments that work better than prescription medications and without the harmful side effects. Natural medications work with the body because they are found in nature. DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide) is an all natural byproduct of the wood processing industry (pine trees) and has over 50,000 medical studies to its credit. DMSO has the amazing ability of entering “through” the nail and into the nail bed, and is considered a chemical penatration enhancer in the medical community. This can be very useful getting antifungal medications into the nail where they belong. DMSO enters the body by “osmosis” and is easily absorbed in the body. The attributes of DMSO has led thousands of people to use it on a host of problems like painful sore joints to even herpes. When entering through the nail it also brings other antifungal extracts with it into the nail. Extracts like Tea tree oil (Melaleuca), Peppermint (mentha piperita), Camphor (cinnamomum), and Oregano (Origanum vulgare) all help heal nail fungus naturally because they are antifungal (antimicrobial) in nature. Plants have natural antifungal agents inside of them to protect themselves from fungi. It takes weeks if not months to eliminate nail fungus, but with proper nail care and the right medication you can do it.

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