I’ve heard about the properties of henna as a remedy for various fungal infections, so when I noticed I had something similar, I figured, what the heck, I’ll draw all over it with some henna and see what happens.
I’d had this particular type of skin infection before, and last time, it took about a year of applying a prescription cream over the area about 2-3 times a day, so I knew what I would need to do and I knew it would be a long process. Needless to say, I wasn’t really expecting that much from the henna. I thought at best, my infection would diminish a bit after the first application, and maybe after I kept applying henna every few weeks, the infection would finally go away. But after a few days, the design darkened and there was absolutely no trace of where the fungal rash-thing was.
I was absolutely floored.
I don’t have pictures or anything (seriously. I was not about to take pictures of that), so you’ve got nothing to go on except my word, but it totally worked, and it was gone within about 3 days or so.
I was truly surprised this worked so well, and happy to have saved myself a trip to the doctors office (both in time and money) and a prescription for cream that might work after several hundred applications. Really, the only thing you’ve got to watch out for is if there’s broken skin involved. I had a little spot of broken skin on the rash where I put the henna, and now have a permanent henna dot to show for it. Henna is apparently permanent when applied to broken skin. It’s really not a big deal to me though, as it’s just a tiny dot. Actually, I’m not even sure I didn’t have a little freckle there in the first place, but I think it’s from the henna.
Henna seems to have some strong anti-fungal properties and seems to be a good treatment for various types of fungal rashes, foot fungus, nail fungus, and is even said to be able to get rid of head lice. I am by no means a henna expert, but I’m certainly having fun with it, and learning new things about henna along the way.
Pretty cool, huh?