Let’s be honest, toenail fungus is a ghastly and hideous looking problem. Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a very common problem. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail. It is usually not painful, unless the infection spreads. If left untreated, toenail fungus can cause cracking, splitting and even complete loss of the toenail. The good news is that toenail fungus is curable and can be treated inexpensively. Various natural home remedies can cure the infection in one or two months.
Here are some of the quick remedies that will help you get rid of toe nail fungus:
White vinegar for nail fungus
Vinegar is one of the best ingredients for treating toenail fungus because it fights the infection and helps restore the skin’s pH. Mix one part of white vinegar with two parts of warm water. Soak the affected toenail in this solution for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off and dry the affected area thoroughly. Repeat twice daily until the fungus is gone.
Baking soda is a readily available staple in most kitchens that can also be used to cure toenail fungus. It will also help neutralize foot odour. Add one-half cup of baking soda, one-fourth cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and one-half cup of Epsom salt to four cups of hot water. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, and then add one-fourth cup of white vinegar to it. Soak the affected toenail in this solution for about 10 minutes.
Borax and baking soda kill all types of fungus, whether they are internally or externally located. Mix up some borax powder with baking soda (and water) to make a paste. Then simply wet the feet and toenails and rub with the borax/baking soda mix twice daily.
Tea tree oil remedy for nail fungus
Tea tree oil has antiseptic as well as antifungal properties that help a lot in the treatment of toenail fungus. This oil is also used to treat other kinds of skin infections.
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in one teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected toenail. Leave it on for 10 minutes, and then use a toothbrush to gently scrub the affected nail.
Here are the natural cures for toenail fungus and natural remedies that will finally get rid of your unsightly looking toenails and give you new nails that shine!