Toothrotic Against Root Rot
If you live in or around Santa Ana, you should know about the root rot fungus that has become a problem for many people over the last couple of decades. If you aren’t sure what this is, it’s a fungus that can attack your body through the roots of your teeth, in your feet and even your toes. This is why it’s important to know how to get rid of the infection as quickly as possible. When you come to the doctor, it’s common for them to want you to do a course of antibiotics to kill the fungus. Unfortunately, antibiotics only work so well.
You have to remember that it’s a living organism. That means that it will continue to grow, no matter what you do. In fact, it grows faster during the night, because the daytime has less oxygen and more moisture. The first thing you’ll notice when you start to feel the symptoms of this fungal infection is that your toenails and fingernails begin to turn yellow. The infection is called “cystitis,” and it often manifests itself as a severe sore or blister under your nail.
If you don’t take care of the infection, you could develop even more serious symptoms such as painful eyes, nasal congestion and even abscesses. It’s not a very pleasant experience trying to try to squeeze out all those pus-filled cysts! But if you try to get rid of the symptoms early enough, you can avoid having to go to the doctor and spending lots of money. Here are a few things you can start doing today to help get rid of the symptoms and get healthy again:
You’ve probably heard of mouthwash, but did you know that it’s actually one of the best ways to fight root rot? There are plenty of over-the-counter products available, but most don’t get the job done. Some even contain alcohol, which is never a good idea for your open wound. Just use some water and apply the solution directly to the infection, then wait a day or so.
If your infection is on your teeth, you might want to put a little toothpaste in your mouth and let it soak for a while. The acids in toothpaste will help grind up that plaque and abscess and help bring that infection down to more manageable levels. It’s also important to floss regularly, and not to scrape or try to remove the discolored or infected layers of your teeth. Just gently work them away to get the layers of bacteria and fungus wiped off your teeth and gums.
A root rot treatment product can be found at your local pharmacy. It’s usually sold as an over the counter treatment, but some pharmacies are beginning to sell it as a prescription medication. Make sure you read the directions carefully and follow them closely. Consult with your doctor before starting any type of medication for your infection. Most of these products are fairly mild and don’t usually have any serious side effects, but it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting anything new.
Some people report having success with home remedies like apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil. You can soak a cotton ball in the vinegar solution and then apply it to the area. Be careful, though, to avoid getting the area wet or scaly. For best results, you should try a treatment several times a day until you see improvement in your symptoms. Although it’s considered relatively safe, there are still precautions you should take, just as with any other type of oral infection.
Your dental care provider will probably recommend root rot treatments for you. In general, you’ll need to clean your teeth twice a day and use a fluoride mouthwash to help prevent further build up of bacteria and fungus. Your doctor might also suggest that you consider a course of antibiotics to help kill any remaining bacteria or fungus. If all else fails, your dentist may recommend surgical procedures to help get rid of the infection. Root rot surgery can be performed under general anesthetic in a dentist’s office, or in a hospital. It is not common, but some patients do recover from this infection, and the procedure is not very invasive.