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Homeopathic Medicines for Fungal Infection

Homeopathic Medicine for Fungal Infection

Fungi are surprisingly diverse microorganisms. While we eat them in the form of mushrooms and bake our daily bread with them, certain strains of fungus can cause infections and disease in the human body. An infection caused by a fungus is known as a fungal infection. Fungi are present in the soil, air, water and some of them are even found naturally in the human body. The introduction of an infectious type of fungus can cause infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, or thrush infections. Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection works by restoring the natural healing processes that help fight the fungal infections.

Fungal infections can occur in two ways. The first method is when harmful fungi enter the body through direct contact with an infected person or an infected animal or soil contaminated with fungi. It can also spread from using an object infected with fungi like clothes, combs, towels and bed sheets.
The second way is when there is an excessive multiplication of the fungi that are normally present in the body in a small amount. The growth of fungi present in the body naturally is kept under control by the immune system. When excessive multiplication of fungi occurs under certain circumstances due to a weak immune system, it results in an infection.

Homeopathic Medicines for Fungal Infection

Fungal infection can be treated with medicines in a very safe and effective manner as they boost the body’s self-healing mechanism. Homeopathy helps fight the fungal infection in a natural way, reducing the severity of the symptoms and clearing up the infection. Homeopathy for fungal infections helps heal the rashes and reduce symptoms like itching, burning, discharges, and pain. Sepia Succus, Tellurium, Silicea, Graphites, Antimonium, Thuja, Mezereum and Borax are the top remedies.

Antifungal remedies work effectively, without any side effects.

A word on Antifungal Creams

Homeopathy creams for fungal infections are popular as topical ointments to ease symptoms like itching, but their effectiveness in treating the problem is not proven. Since homeopathy is the science of internal medicine that works holistically with the body, at DrHomeo we do not advocate the use of topical medicines for treatment. Ointments like natural anti-fungal cream for yeast infection or homeopathic cream for jock itch are widely available, but they do little in terms of treating the root cause of the problem (internally).

1. Sepia Succus – For Ringworm in Isolated Spots

Sepia Succus is a medicine for fungal infections like ringworm of skin (tinea corporis). It is used to treat infections when there are circular, ring-shaped lesions on the skin in isolated spots. The lesions may be itchy and burn when scratched. The person may have a tendency of increased perspiration on the skin. Ringworm infection occurring typically in the spring season can be treated with Sepia.

2. Tellurium – For Fungal Infections Forming Rings

Tellurium is a medicine for fungal infections of the skin. The indicating feature to use this medicine is multiple ring-shaped lesions that form intersecting rings that are crowded over each other. The ringworm lesions are often spread over the whole body and are elevated. Mild scaling and vesicles over the rings may appear, along with a heated sensation on the skin.

3. Silicea – Fungal Infection on Feet

Silicea is a medicine for athlete’s foot or tinea pedis. Raw, sore, cracked skin in between toes, peeling of skin, itching, pain, sweating and an offensive, fetid odor from the feet are the symptoms indicative of this medicine. Blisters on the feet as a result of the fungal infection can also be treated with this medicine.

4. Graphites Naturalis – For Tinea Cruris

Graphites Naturalis is a medicine for fungal infections like ringworm in the groin area, which is also known as tinea cruris or jock’s itch. The person needing this medicine has rawness, redness in the groin area, along with blisters. Oozing of watery, sticky discharge may be noticed from the blisters, and the affected skin area may also show cracks. There is intense itching in the affected area which gets aggravated at night.

5. Antimonium Crudum – For Fungal Infections of Nails

Antimonium Crudum is a medicine for onychomycosis or nail fungus (also known as tinea unguium). The characteristic symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine are discolored, brittle nails that break off easily. Pain and distorted nails growing out of shape from fungal infection are also indicative of this medicine.

6. Thuja Occidentalis – For Fungal Infections in Beard

Thuja Occidentalis is a medicine for fungal infections that appear as ringworms in the beard, mustache, and neck area (tinea barbae). Pimples on mustache and beard area, hard nodes, itching, and burning that gets worse upon cold washing are indicative of this medicine.

7. Mezereum – For Fungal Infections on Scalp

Mezereum is a medicine for fungal infections like ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis). It is useful for both scaly eruptions on the scalp or crusty scabby eruptions with pus-like discharge. Matting of hair, intolerable itching on the lesions that gets worse from the warmth of the bed and hair loss are classic symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

8. Borax – For Fungal Infections in the Mouth

Borax for thrush is used to treat fungal and yeast infections that occur in the mouth. Symptoms like whitish patchy growths in the mouth and tongue, tenderness in the lesions, soreness and redness in the mouth, bitter taste and dry-mouth indicate the need for this medicine.

9. Merc Sol – For Baby Rash

Merc Sol is a medicine for diaper rash that develops due to a fungal infection. A red rash on buttock area which is tender to touch appears, and vesicles with a discharge of thin fluid may be seen. An itchy rash that gets worse at night can make the baby irritable.

10. Pulsatilla – For Vaginal Candidiasis

Pulsatilla is a medicine for fungal infections like vaginal candidiasis. Thick white, milky or cream-like, acrid vaginal discharge that gets worse after menses indicate the need for this medicine. Itching and burning in the vagina are also present.

Fungal Infections: Causes and Contributing Factors

A fungal infection is caused by fungi microorganisms like tinea, dermatophytes, Candida albicans, yeast, etc. The most common causes of fungal infections are:

Weak immune system – A healthy immune system keeps a check over the excessive growth of fungi naturally present in the body. If immunity drops, it can lead to opportunistic overgrowth of fungi resulting in an infection.

Excessive sweating provides a favorable environment for fungal growth.

Sharing clothing, bed sheets, towels, combs, shaving razors, etc. with an infected person

Diabetes Mellitus – A hyperglycemic (high in glucose) environment favors immune dysfunction that gives fungi a chance to overgrow.

Obesity – In obese people, the skin folds tend to trap excessive moisture, which can promote fungal growth.

Use of excessive antibiotics – Antibiotics prescribed to kill harmful bacteria also tend to affect the useful bacteria in the body. These bacteria help keep fungal growth in check as a result of inter-related factors. When the concentration of good bacteria decreases, the fungi get an opportunity to grow in excess, leading to fungal infections.

Reduced immunity – Corticosteroids or immunosuppressants, and cancer chemotherapy drugs can reduce the body’s immunity. People with HIV deal with a weakened immunity that can give rise to opportunistic diseases. Due to these factors, the fungi get a chance to grow intensely, which is otherwise put in check by a healthy immune system.

Types of Fungal Infections

A) Ringworms

Ringworm (also known as tinea infection) is caused by fungi of the genera Trichophyton, and epidermophyton. Contrary to what it is called, a ringworm is not caused by any worm. The infection is so called because the ringworm causes the development of ring-shaped lesions on the skin. Ringworm is a contagious infection that can spread from person to person. It causes red, circular patches on the skin along with itching. Homeopathic treatment for ringworm fungal infection helps reduce the intensity of the symptoms.

A Tinea infection can develop on different parts of the body:

Tinea Cruris – It is a ringworm infection on the skin of the groin area.

Tinea cruris is a contagious infection that spreads from direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. It may also be contracted through use of objects carrying the fungal infection, like towels, clothes, etc.
The skin lesion developed as a result of tinea cruris is a red rash that forms on the groin area, inner thighs, genitals, and buttocks. Small blisters may appear along the margins of the rash. Itching, pain and burning in the lesions along with flakiness and cracks may also be present.

Tinea Pedis/Athlete’s Foot

Ringworm infection of the foot is known as tinea pedis (or athlete’s foot). Although any part of the foot can be affected, the area between toes is most commonly affected. Tinea pedis can spread through sharing of shoes/socks of an infected person, wearing tightly fitted shoes, excessive sweating on the feet, or by using locker rooms or showers barefoot. Symptoms of tinea pedis include rawness, cracking, peeling of the affected skin area on feet; blisters, and a burning, stinging, itching in the lesions.

Tinea capitis – Ringworm infection of the scalp is known as tinea capitis.

This is a contagious infection that spreads through direct contact with an infected person. One can also get infected by using objects like caps, combs, hair brushes, pillows that have been contaminated by a ringworm infection.
Red, itchy patches on the scalp are the main symptoms. In severe cases, pustules, crusty eruptions on the scalp along with discharge, and matting of the hair may appear. The scalp also feels painful, and brittle hair or bald patches on the scalp may also be present.

Tinea unguium (Onychomycosis)

Tinea unguium is a fungal infection on the nails that is also known as onychomycosis. It commonly affects toenails and is mostly contracted through use of communal showers and swimming pools. Other places from where this infection can be picked up include using foot tubs, filers, and other tools contaminated by fungi.
The signs and symptoms include thick nails, whitish/grayish, yellowish – brownish discoloration of nails, brittle/ crumbled/ distorted nails, breaking of the nails and pain that gets worse by pressure or wearing shoes. Homeopathy medicine for fungal infection in nails helps strengthen the nail and gradually eliminates the infection.

Tinea Barbae – Ringworm infection of the beard, mustache area of the face and the neck is called tinea barbae.
This infection is usually contracted through contact with an infected animal. A human to human transmission is rare. Sharing articles of personal use, like shaving razors, towels with an infected person transmits the infection.
The symptoms of tinea barbae include pimples, pustules, swelling, and redness of the infected area (that includes chin, upper lip, and neck). Oozing of fluid, pus or blood, itching and pain in the lesions and crusting of the infected area may be present.

Tinea Corporis – Ringworm on the body in the form of ring-shaped or circular shaped lesions.
Under this infection, the skin in the middle of the rash is clear and healthy-looking. The rash is itchy, and blisters can appear at the edges of the lesion. In some cases, the ring-shaped lesions multiply and merge. Tinea corporis spreads through contact with an infected person or pet animal. Sharing objects like clothing or bed sheets can also spread the infection.

B) Candida Infection

Candida albicans is a type of fungi present in the human body in a small amount. The fungus only causes a problem when it multiplies and increases in number. The infection caused by this fungi is known as candidiasis.

Some of the most common Candida fungi infections include:

Oral Thrush – An oral thrush is an infection of Candida albicans inside the mouth or on the tongue. Its commonly seen in infants, older adults and people with low immunity. The symptoms include white, creamy or yellow patches on the tongue, inner cheeks, roof of the mouth, tonsils, and gums. Redness, burning, soreness, and pain in the mouth, cracks at the corners of the mouth and a bad taste in the mouth may also be present. Swallowing can become painful if the infection spreads to the throat. Infants can become irritable and have difficulty in feeding if infected. Homeopathic medicine for fungal infection in the mouth helps treat oral thrush and its symptoms.

Vaginal Candidiasis – Vaginal candidiasis is also more commonly known as a vaginal yeast infection. It is caused by the fungi candida, which is normally present in the vagina in a small amount. It causes vaginal candidiasis when it grows to an abnormal amount.
The infection tends to develop as a result of a weak immune system, intake of oral contraceptive pills, uncontrolled diabetes and use of extensive antibiotics.
The symptoms of vaginal candidiasis include itching, burning, irritation, redness, and swelling in the vagina along with a thick white discharge (which looks like cottage cheese). A burning sensation in the vagina during intercourse and urination is also present.

Diaper rash – A red rash that develops on the buttocks of a baby due to use of diapers is known as a diaper rash.
There are many reasons for a diaper rash, but a candida infection is one of the most common reasons. The warm and moist areas between a diaper and a baby’s skin serve as a favorable environment for the growth of fungi.
The symptoms of a diaper rash include a raised rash on the skin of the buttocks. It can also develop on the thighs and genital area. The rash is painful and tender to touch and gets worse on washing. Other skin eruptions like pimples, blisters or pustules can also appear on the rash. The child may be irritable.

Tips to Manage Fungal Infections on Skin

  • Avoid sharing other person’s towels, objects like combs, brushes, blankets
  • Avoid walking barefoot in locker rooms or other public places
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing and synthetic clothing
  • Keep the affected area dry and clean
  • Try losing weight if overweight
  • Blood sugar levels should be checked and maintained regularly

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Comments

  1. Randy Gravelle says:

    I am told I have a fungal infection on my body (head face neck chest). When it flares up it becomes bright red and burns and itches to where it drives me crazy. Ketoconazole doesn’t do much anymore. I’ve tried prescription topicals (if affordable) and even coconut oil, powders etc. Nothing really relieves it but time. It usually subsided to where it’s tolerable after several days. Would homeopathy help me. I’m desperate for relief and nobody seems to know how to help. Thank you for your time.
    Sincerely,
    Randy Gravelle

  2. RABINDRA KUMAR PRADHAN says:

    I have fungal infection on base skin, it is recurring after taking medicine, last 2 years using medicine but again coming, please suggest me for permanent cure

  3. Hi my daughter is 4 yes old and she is having white colour rings in her legs and back which medicine she can take for that

  4. Pamelia Jenks says:

    I have itching in my waistline area. I had a severe case last year and got rid of it with the help of luyties antifungal tablets which are no longer available. I’m trying to find a similar product.

  5. Dear Dr Sharma, I am facing repeated ring worm problem first it started in groin area then in the armpits and below chin area near neck I have used allopathic medicine with cream for two months continuous and then homeo pathic nat mur 200 and tellurium 200 but no effect please help me thanks and regards

  6. Im trying to clear up a fungus that I think spread to my scalp. Similar to ring worm but not the exact same. As disgusting as this sounds, I think back when I had a small case of nail fungus it spread to my scalp. I wasnt washing my hair very often so I think over the years this “fungus” on my scalp has just been thriving.. I thought it was dandruff even though my whole life I have never ever had dandruff. I thought it was just dandruff tho so I tried EVERYTHING to clear it up, diet change, different hair products, etc . Nothing has worked. I looked further into it and I really think its a fungus. My symptoms are slightly itchy scalp, always very flaky scalp, slight yellowish color) i have had this for about 5 years now. I have looked online and basically it says it can’t be cured by just using topical treatments alone, says it also needs to be treated with medication taken orally. (Pill/supplement) im trying to figure out what a good homeopathic medication option would be? Any idea? I dont have insurance so I can’t go to a doctor and have something prescribed.. griseofulvin and Lamisil where two NON homeopathic options for medications taken by mouth but those had some scary side-effects plus I dont think i can get them over the counter… I have plenty of options for topical treatments, its the orally taken homeopathic medication that im trying to find. PLEASE HELP if you can!
    Thank you!

  7. Liliana Popa says:

    Bună seara ! Sufăr de mai mulți ani de pitiriazis versicolor și sunt în căutarea unui remediu homeopatic pentru a mă vindeca. Și mai am nevoie pentru băiatul meu de 18 ani de un tratament pentru o dermatită seboreică pe care o are pe pielea capului dar și pe față. Folosesc homeopatia în diverse afecțiuni de 30 ani. Mulțumesc !

  8. Prashant says:

    I am suffering from Tinea cruris on my buttocks from 2 yrs. Area covers large portion and it appears black, Tiny red circuler like pimples, white tiny scales comes on itching, taking Homeopathy medic but no satisfied result till now.
    History: Diagnosis with TB(Lymphadenopathy) on 2016.
    Had history of Urticaria (cured) from animal protein. IgE : 2400 checked on year Jan 2020 Mam Please prescribe medicine”

  9. Richa sharma says:

    Facing fungal infection from last few month little red danne,so much itching and at that feel little scare feelings,Please suggest some medicine.

  10. Gloria Nelson says:

    I have a growth of a red, itchy ring on my ankle..it can also ozz a water like sustance. Sometimes it forms a hard crust like scap. If I scrach it I have a sensation in my vagina. My feet have had a toxin that throbs and if I soak them in apple cider vinegar they improve. I am a 74 year old female and i have had this condition for at least 25 years. It causes a tension in my body that is releaved if I drink alcohol or eat sugar.

  11. Dharam panchal says:

    Namaskar Dr sir I have ringworm or skin diesese on my buttock area like as u mention it’s very itching I have so tentioned about this pain please guide me how can I cure it please

  12. Ranjan Pattnaik says:

    Respected Sir,
    In my fingers of the right hand on the index, middle and thumb skin used to cracks up which causes me to eat food and even pains a lot . Already showen to many homapathy doctor’s .
    Please suggest me the best medicine

    • Thomas Robert says:

      There is a fungus infected I the eyes after infected with covid in many cases. Is there any medicine in homeo to treat this.

  13. Cathy philip says:

    I’m am very worried about my discharge it went for almost some months now

  14. Hello Doctor
    My wife facing same problem near private parts , hibs and on hands i need efffective homeo treatment

    Please reply
    Regards
    GM Mughal

  15. S K SHARMA says:

    Sir

    I have fungus infection on my left cheek and inner below the stomach, please give me a suitable medicine/treatment. The ailment from last 6 months

  16. Inderpreet singh says:

    I am suffering from fungus on my thighs ,hips and feet.My age is 40 years .I am diabetic patient from last 5 years.Please tell me medicine for fungus

    • Aoife O’Reilly says:

      I have a fungal infection in my left ear – what would you suggest trying as a homeopathic remedy?

    • 10 years ago I was given too many antibiotics. That quickly progressed to both vaginal and scalp itchy rash. Made worse when eating certain foods. Also have a lot of digestive upset and suspect leaky gut. No I have rashes that occur in most places of my body though not necessarily all at once. My right leg has continuous edema as well as outbreaks of rashes and scarring. Both feet are red and now I have one nail on my right foot that is starting to show signs a fungal infection. Every food that I eat irritates the rashes and other symptoms. But the things that are normally recommended as being helpful like fresh vegetables actually create problems more quickly than just having some whole grain bread. And the problems are so bad that I don’t know what to do to cope. My face breaks out now as well as my scalp. I believe these are all signs of a severe systemic infection. but I have not been able to get any allopathic doctor to take me seriously. What can you recommend?

  17. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    I am 62 years I am taking carbo veg 1m two drops on my tongue everyday morning and 2 drops gelsemium 1m in the night
    Is it all right to take it regularly

    Is there any medicine in homeopathy which can refresh the medicine being taken for long time

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