How To Treat Toenail Fungus Naturally

Some types of microscopic fungi can infect the fingernails, especially the feet, causing what is called onychomycosis or toenail fungus.

This infection is characterized by tingling, irritation, skin peeling and redness.

The nail becomes darker, thicker and weaker.

If the symptoms are in the initial stages and the nail is not too damaged, you can try to treat yourself with some natural remedies.

But if the nail starts to fall off or you’re in pain, consult a specialist.

Essential oils

The antiseptic and disinfecting properties of lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil make it an excellent remedy against fungal infections of the nails.

Thoroughly clean the area to be treated, apply the essential oil of your choice, pure, let stand between 10 and 20 minutes, rinse and dry.

Repeat several times a day.

Baking soda

The advantage of this product is that it can dry excess moisture on the toes.

Make a paste with baking soda and water, then apply on the nail.

Let it dry for about ten minutes and then rinse and dry.

You can also dilute in a basin of warm water and soak your feet in it.

The vinegar

The acidity of cider vinegar and white vinegar help rebalance the skin  pH  while eliminating fungi and bacteria.

Mix the same amount of vinegar and water in a bowl and soak the area to be treated for half an hour each day.

Dry your feet properly to limit moisture.

You can use mouthwash instead of water, to make this foot bath more effective.

Garlic

Garlic antifungal compounds help treat nail fungi.

Mix a clove of garlic crushed with white vinegar and apply the mixture to the infected area, then cover it with a bandage for a few hours.

Repeat each day until the infection is gone.

 

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