How to Treat Nail Fungus in Pregnancy
Pregnancy

How to Treat Nail Fungus in Pregnancy

Treatment for nail fungus in pregnancy can be done with ointments or antifungal nail polish prescribed by the dermatologist or obstetrician.

The tablets are not indicated in case of nail fungus in pregnancy because they can harm the baby and even cause birth defects, as well as some ointments and enamels, so the use of nail fungus remedies should always be done under prescription of the obstetrician who accompanies the pregnancy or by a dermatologist.

How to Treat Nail Fungus in Pregnancy

Home remedies for toenail in pregnancy

Some home remedies that may be used during pregnancy to treat nail fungus due to its antifungal properties include:

  • Pure malaleuca oil: go to a manipulative pharmacy and ask to prepare a lotion or cream with the pure malaleuca oil and apply on the affected nail about 2 to 3 times a day;
  • Clove of garlic: cut a clove of garlic and rub it on the nail. Another option is to dilute the garlic oil with vinegar and apply on the nail;
  • Scaly-leg of marigold and vinegar: pour 500 ml of boiling water over 4 tablespoons of dried marigold flowers, cover and let infuse until crunch. Strain into a bowl, add 60 ml of cider vinegar and soak feet 2 times a day for 20 minutes.

These home remedies help treat nail fungus and prevent it from evolving because it prevents fungal growth.

Treatment tips

During the treatment of nail fungus, the pregnant woman should have some care such as:

  • Do not chew your nails and wash and dry them well after bathing;
  • Wear cotton socks and shoes that are not tight;
  • Use your own manicure and pedicure material, even in salon, and disinfect objects with alcohol before using.

Another tip is to increase the consumption of foods rich in vitamin C like orange, kiwi, lemon, strawberry or pepper, to strengthen the immune system.

Signs of improvement

Signs of improvement of nail fungus in pregnancy arise with initiation of treatment and include the disappearance of the white or yellow color of the nail and its healthy growth.

Signs of worsening

Signs of worsening of nail fungus in pregnancy arise when the treatment is not done correctly and include the appearance of deformities in the nail and infection of other nails.