Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

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Toenail fungus

Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a very common problem. It is usually not painful, unless the infection spreads. Symptoms of toenail fungus are inflammation, swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail.The main reason for this problem to occur is wearing of shoes and shocks for longer hours, not keeping the feet dry, weak immunity of the body. Toe nail fungus an easily be treated with the use of simple home remedies. Here is the list of home remedies that you can use in order to treat the problem:

Baking Soda: Baking soda and waterBaking soda effectively treats the problem of toe nail fungus. It helps to remove the fungus and prevents further spreading. Make a paste of baking soda. Mix baking soda with water and apply this paste over the infected nail. Leave for about 20 minutes and then rinse off. Repeat the process twice daily for several weeks.

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oilThe anti fungal properties of tea tree oil are very effective in treating toe nail fungus and it has anti-septic properties that helps in a faster recovery from the problem. 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 and leave it on for 10 minutes, and then use a toothbrush to gently scrub the affected nail. Do this process two or three times daily for fast result.

Garlic: GarlicThe garlic is very beneficial for treating toe nail fungus. The garlic helps in preventing the growth of fungus in the toe nails. Eat one or two crushed garlic cloves daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegarApple cider vinegar help to prevent toenail fungus from spreading. Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and warm water. Soak your toenail in this solution for 30 minutes daily. Repeat this process daily for a few weeks.

Onion: Onion slicesOnion also possess anti fungal properties that are very effective in treating toe nail fungus. Apply onion juice over the infected nail and leave for 20 minutes. Then rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Turmeric: Turmeric powderTurmeric is very beneficial in treating a lot of problems. Its anti fungal, anti septic and healing properties is very useful in treating toe nail fungus. Drink a glass of turmeric milk daily to treat the problem. You can also apply turmeric paste over the infected toe nail to get better results.