Stay away from fungal skin infections this Monsoon by using Homoeopathy:

Monsoons are such a relief but along with a respite from the scorching summer heat and irritating water logging, an unwelcomed guest the rain brings with it is

various health hazards like digestive and skin infections. Get healthy and stay healthy using the goodness and power of Homeopathy, a holistic healing science that treats you and not just your disease by boosting your immunity. With your defenses strong, you can rejoice in the rains without being concerned about diseases at the back of your mind. So, you don’t need to stop yourself from walking or playing football in the rain.

Other Factors Contributing To Skin Infections during Monsoon

Fungal infections are more common in the monsoon. This is because most fungi thrive in hot and humid climates and monsoon provides them the perfect environment. Additionally, 5 other factors that contribute to skin infections during monsoon are:

1. Not maintaining proper hygiene

2. Using shoes and socks made of non-breathable synthetic material

3. Wearing tight synthetic clothes that do not allow the skin to breathe or sweat

to evaporate

4. Exposing their hands and feet constantly to contaminated water

5. Obesity, Diabetes or other Immuno-compromised conditions

Common Fungal Infections to Watch Out For During The Monsoon:

1. Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection of the skin, appearing as a circular or ring-shaped rash. It usually begins as a small, itchy, red or scaly patch, and can spread to other parts of the body including the scalp.

2. Pityriasis versicolor shows as light coloured or black coloured patches on arms, chest or back

3. Nail Infections:Nails are at risk and carriers of fungal infections during the rainy season, due to sweating and the continuous scratching. Nails can become discoloured, brittle and rough, ultimately detaching from the nail bed. There might also be red, swollen and itchy skin around the nails.

4. Causes Of Nail Infections:This fungal infection can result from overexposure to contaminated water, damage to the nail, or scratching sweaty or infected skin. Any moisture or debris trapped under the nails encourages the infection to grow. Ingrown nails are also prone to infections

5. Athletes Foot: Athlete's foot is an infection that results in a red, itchy and moist rash on the feet. It usually starts at the toes and moves on to other areas of the feet with a burning sensation, cracked skin, blisters and foul smelling feet.

Common Skin Allergies During Monsoon Besides fungal infections,one could easily get these skin allergies too, due to

humidity during the monsoon, such as-

1. Heat Rash:It is a red, pimply eruption that your baby can easily get in hot and humid weather. This kind of climate may cause your baby to sweat a lot; causing his/her skin pores to clog. If the sweat is blocked then a heat rash develops usually on neck, under arms, back and near the edges of diaper area.

2. Diaper Rash:Quite common in babies, it affects baby's genitals and skin folds in the thighs and bottom. This rash usually looks red and inflamed. If not treated in time, it can grow into a fungal or bacterial infection. A fungal infection starts with red spots that merge to become big red blotches. A bacterial infection results in oozing yellow patches or pus-filled pimples.

3. Eczema:It can make skin dry, flaky, scaly and itchy. When it flares up, skin could also get red and cracked. The most affected areas are hands, face, neck, inner elbows and back of the knees.

4. Scabies:It is an extremely itchy rash, caused by parasitic mites. The rash looks like red bumps usually found between fingers, on elbows, armpits, tummy and genitals. You may find inflamed areas filled with small water blisters.

Tips on Preventing Fungal Infections And Cures

For all the infections mentioned above, unhygienic conditions and humidity are the biggest culprits and proper hygiene, dryness and letting skin breathe openly are your saviours. You can follow these suggestions -

  • Don't overdress. Loose fitting, light cotton clothes are the best to use in this season

  • Trim your nails to prevent from scratching and spreading the infection

  • Keep yourself clean to prevent the build up of sweat, dirt and grime on skin

  • Take regular baths and add a few drops of a mild disinfectant or neem oil to cleanse skin

  • Keep dry - especially in the areas where the skin folds

  • Keep your surroundings clean

  • Keep your feet clean and dry

  • Use breathable thin cotton socks, if you must, and change them at least once a day

  • Avoid sharing clothes or towels

  • Avoid using commercial swimming pools or public parks during monsoon

  • For the problem of excessive sweating, anti-perspirant lotions can be used once the skin heals

  • Ensure properly hydrated by taking a lot of fresh juices and water

Home Remedies To Provide Relief From Itchy Skin

You can try these 5 home remedies on infected areas of skin. Wash them off once they dry -

  •  Honey, besan and milk paste

  •  Multani mitti paste

  •  Besan ubtan - make a pack by mixing curd, mustard oil and a pinch of turmeric

  •  Chandan gulabjal pastea cooling pack made with sandalwood powder and rose water

  • Neem leaf paste



Homeopathy offers a very beneficial and effective mode of treatment that boosts the body’s healing processes to fight and eradicate fungal infection. Unlike conventional treatment, the natural Homeopathic remedies do not suppress fungal infection; these rather work to root out the underlying cause of fungal infections. The Homeopathic treatment, thus, provides a permanent cure by uprooting the cause of the infection.


Best homeopathic medicines for fungal infection on skin:

The top Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection on the skin are Thuja, Tellurinum and Sepia. Thuja is the best Homeopathic remedy for fungal infection on the skin with violent itching. It is also of great help when the itching worsens after a cold water bath. Tellurium is a very beneficial natural Homeopathic medicine for ring-shaped fungal infection lesions. Sepia is the best Homeopathic medicine for fungal infection of the skin in isolated spots.


Best homeopathic medicines for fungal infection on feet (athlete’s foot):

The top Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection on the feet (Athlete’s Foot) are Petroleum and Silicea. True to its name, Petroleum is a natural Homeopathic remedy that can drive fungal infection of the foot away, especially when accompanied by an offensive sweat. It is the best medicine when deep cracks appear between the toes with intense itching and burning of skin. Homeopathic medicine Silicea is of great help in treating Athlete’s Foot with painful and foul-smelling ulcers on the feet. Crippled and brittle nails afflicted with fungal infection on the foot are also best treated with Silicea.


Top homeopathic medicines for fungal infection in groin, genitals or thigh (jock itch):

The best natural Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection in the groin, genitals or the thigh region are Graphites and Sepia. Graphites is a Homeopathic medicine of great help in treating Jock Itch. Fungal infection around the vulva is also best treated with Graphites. It is also the top Homeopathic remedy for treating recurrent episodes of Jock Itch.

Homeopathic medicine Sepia, on the other hand, is the best remedy for fungal infection when even scratching provides no relief from itching in the groin and genitals.


Best homeopathic remedies for fungal infection in nails:

The top natural Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection in the nails are Antimonium Crudum and Graphites. Antimonium Crudum is the best Homeopathic remedy for discolored nails, growing out of shape. The skin beneath the nails is painfully sensitive. Graphites is a very beneficial Homeopathic medicine when fungal infection results in nails getting thick and crippled, with severe pain and soreness.


Top homeopathic medicines for fungal infection of scalp:

The best natural Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection of the scalp are Thuja and Kali Sulphuricum. Thuja is a Homeopathic remedy of great help for treating fungal infection on the scalp. It works best when the scalp is very sensitive to touch with intense itching, and scratching does not provide relief.

Kali Sulphuricum is the top Homeopathic remedy for fungal infection that results in bald spots. Scalds on the head with yellow, moist and sticky dandruff are best treated with natural Homeopathic medicine Kali Sulphuricum.


Best homeopathic medicines for fungal infection in mouth and genitals:

The top natural Homeopathic remedies for fungal infection caused by Candida yeast are Borax and Helonias. Borax is of great help for treatment of white lesions or patches of fungus in the mouth. Thrush with intense itching on the genitals is best treated with Homeopathic medicine Helonias. The genital parts get red, hot and swollen with itching, and Helonias is the top natural remedy.

Keep your skin and smile both blossoming this rainy season. Happy Monsoon!

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