Paronychia Nail infection Herble Treatment At Home

The infection can start suddenly or gradually. The incidence is common among the people who are engaged in household works.
The infection named as paronychia takes place when the area around your toenail or finger nail is damaged while carrying on with manicure or pedicure. When you cut your long nails and hang nails too much, this can give rise to paronychia. People having diabetes suffer from this problem more vigorously.  People suffering from paronychia also suffer from various symptoms. It includes swelling around nail, pain as well as redness. 

There are also treatment procedures to stay away from such problem. If you go with medicine and medical procedures of treating such illness, it can take a long time. But, you can also try out some effective home remedies to get fast relief and stay away from side effects. There are some treatment procedures that will take several months to cure this health disorder.

Common causative factors for Paronychia: 

  • Improper trimming of the cuticles or nail bed or edges
  • Contact of chemicals
  • Repeated exposure to cold/ aqueous matters
  • Injury to the nail beds or folds of the nail and finger
  • Nail biting
  • Finger sucking etc

Classification of Paronychia: 
According to its onset it is classified into two kinds as below-
Acute paronychia-which is caused suddenly due to the infections of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a finger. The infection usually starts at the side of the nail, with local redness, swelling, and pain. Direct or indirect trauma is the common cause behind such kind of acute manifestations.

Washing of the utensils, cloth wash, minor injury from a thorn, nail biting, biting, finger sucking, ingrown nail or improper manicure procedures etc are the factors causing such kind of diseased conditions.

Chronic paronychia is the infection of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a finger or a toe lasting for more than six weeks. The incident is common among the people whose hands or feet are subject to moist local environments repeatedly. Washer men (Dhobis), hospital workers, cleaners and house maids are the common sufferers of this kind of problems.

Aggressive trimming the cuticles, or frequent contact with chemicals is the another strong causative factors for this kind of problems.

Paronychia-as per Ayurveda system of Medicine: 
Ayurveda refers Paronychia as Kunakha. The work Kunakha is derived by Ku (meaning-bad) and Nakha refers Nail.
So it is a bad nail condition caused due to unhygienic condition of the individual. Even though specific causative factors have been not referred, all factors referred in the above contexts can be considered as the true factors for the manifestation of Kunakha (Paronychia) as all are in supportive of unhygienic conditions.
Further, ‘unhygienic’ relates to the infections of the nail bed and hence paronychia is manifested.
So Acharyas of Ayurveda considered it as a Pitta dominant Tridoshaja condition.

Line of treatment of Kunakha(Paronychia): 
The causative factor should be checked immediately. Further,the measures are adopted to pacify vata and Pitta dosha. Shothahara(anti inflammatory), Pittahara (non septic) and Shoolahara(anti inflammatory) medicaments are recommended.

Formulations of choice in Kunakha(paronychia): 
For external application-
  • Jatyadi taila
  • Panchaguna taila
  • Ropana taila
  • Gandhakadya malahara
  • Jasadamrita malahara
  • Marma gulika etc

Internal medication-

  • Gandhaka rasayana
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Arogyavardhini
  • Bilvadi gulika
  • Nimbadi guggulu
  • Amritadi guggulu
  • Kaishora guggulu etc

Home remedies for Paronychia (Kunakha): 
In acute conditions of Paronychia, a cotton cloth is soaked in warm water mixed with turmeric powder and that cloth is tied around the nail bed.3-4 times if it is carried considerable benefit is observed.

Beaten rice (Poha in Hindi) powder is mixed with a pinch of pepper and turmeric powder. This is spread around the nail bed and wrapped with a cloth for a day. This reduces the swelling and pain in paronychia.

Oregano oil

Most of the people keeps Oregano oil at home these days as this is an excellent way to stay away from all types of fungal infection that takes place during the rainy season.  You can now apply 2 – 3 drops of such Oregano oil over the cuticles as well as finger nails. You can do this 2 times every day to stay away from paronychia.

Olive oil

One of the easily available oil at home is none other than olive oil. There was a time when people used to use mustard oil while cooking. After some years, improved and low fat vegetable oil and soya oil was seen to have been in use by people. Today, people have become much more cautious about their health and have adopted the healthiest option, i.e. olive oil. Whether you cook food or add flavor in sausage, olive oil will be a wonderful consideration. Also this olive oil has various medicinal remedies. People suffering from paronychia can easily treat the fungal and bacterial infection. 

Last drop
Ayurveda denotes each and every ill health condition which may be minor or major. It has explained relative treatment measures with appropriate doshic concepts and line of treatments.

The clever physician is free enough to make the decision while selecting formulation for such a cure. Great idea and general knowledge will do wonder in treating the diseases which may be minor or major disorder depending upon the time of manifestation and stage of the illness.

Lemon juice

You need to take a glass of warm water and squeeze some drops of lemon juice in it. Mix it well with a spoon and dip your swollen hand finger as well as feet. This will easily help you reduce your pain effectively.

Betel leaves

Betel leaves are having many surprising benefits. Using betel leaves for paronychia is one of the ancient home remedy. Grind some required betel leaves (8-10) along with quicklime (10 gm). After making it to smooth paste then apply that to effected nail.  For keeping this long time, just tie some dry, clean & cotton cloth around the nail. Dress the nail with this paste daily for 7 days.
Paronychia Nail infection Herble Treatment At Home Paronychia Nail infection Herble Treatment At Home Reviewed by Dinesh Soni on 13:14 Rating: 5

No comments

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.