Fungal infections are common on both fingernails and toenails. Toenail fungus also known as onychomycosis is caused by a group of fungus called dermatophytes.
These fungus are harmful as they grow they feed on the keratin that makes up the surface of the toe nail. The 2 fingers that are more likely to be exaggerated are the big toe finger and the little toe finger. Toe nail fungus causes disfiguration and staining of the nails. It is a contagious disease and some times it may be hereditary.
Home Remedies for Nail Fungus
Home remedy for nail fungus tip 1 – Always keep your feet as dry as possible, as fungus loves dampness. I put a few drops tea tree oil on my toenails and cuticles and rubbed it in thoroughly every day.
Home remedy for nail fungus tip 2 – Pure Oregano Oil. Another essential oil that is very popular because of its properties. This oil is antiseptic, anti fungal and analgesic. A powerful combination for a home treatment.
Home remedy for nail fungus tip 3 – Apply the mixture of tea tree oil and lavender oil on the toenails using cotton balls. Do it 3-4 times in a day. This remedy is very effective in curing toenail fungus.
Home remedy for nail fungus tip 4 – Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) is easily available at any pharmacy. Soak the affected toenails in pure hydrogen peroxide (3%) for 20 minutes twice daily (morning and just before going to bed). Some may feel the pure undiluted solution a bit harsh. Mix half water and half hydrogen peroxide and soak feet. Dry with super absorbent paper towel.
Home remedy for nail fungus tip 5 – This remedy has only recently become in vogue. Apparently some people really like this one, probably because it sounds kind of cool. (pun intended) What you do is put the VapoRub on your toenails every day, again making sure it gets under the nail where the fungus lives.
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