Symptoms of Toenail fungus
- Yellowing of the nail
- Inflammation and pain in the toe
- Swelling of the toe
- Thickening or division of the nail.
- It is painless but of the infection spreads you may experience pain.
Causes of Toenail fungus
- Abnormal pH of the skin
- Wearing synthetic socks
- Sweat build up in the toes by tight shoes, etc.
- Exposure to moisture
- Compromised immune system
- Poor foot hygiene
- Weak circulation
5 Simple Home Treatments of Toenail Fungus
There are many modern medicines to treat toenail fungus which includes oral anti fungal medicine and tropical treatments. But many of the medicines which treat toenail fungus have many side effects and put a bad impact on your health.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar or ACV is one of the best home remedies to treat toenail fungus. ACV is little acidic which can control the fungus in spreading further and kills the fungus and bacteria more effectively. To do this mix equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Clean your legs, soak your legs in this solution for half an hour at least once in a day. Continue this for several days till you see the improvement.
Baking soda is the one which is a readily available in kitchen, it is one of the good remedy to treat toe nail fungus. Backing soda not only kill fungus but it also kills bacterial infection, neutralizes the foot odour caused by many things. To prepare this add one and half cup of baking soda, one cup of Epsom salt, one and fourth cup of hydrogen peroxide in 4-5 cups of hot water. Finally add one and fourth cup of white vinegar and soak your legs for 10 minutes in this solution and rise off with water.
You can also use white vinegar which can reduce the fungus and fight against the infection. White vinegar can also restore the skin’s pH. Add two parts of warm water and one part of white vinegar and soak your legs for 10-15 minutes in this solution. Later rinse it with water.
Listerine mouthwash, will not only kills bacteria and germs in your mouth, but also kills the bacteria and fungus present in the toenails. Take a tub add equal amounts of Listerine mouthwash and water mix well. Soak your legs for 30 minutes in this solution. Later rinse it with water.
Caprylic acid, present in coconut oil can kill many microorganisms including toenail fungus. Simply apply the coconut oil on your skin focusing mainly on the affected areas. Leave for few minutes and rinse it off with water or leave till the coconut oil complete absorbed by your skin.
All these above home remedies works wonders on your skin and effectively treat your toenail fungus. Before using these above home remedies you should trim your nails and make sure that the nail clippers should be clean, neat which will not allow spreading to other nails. Wash your feet in warm water and pat dry them then use these simple solutions to get away from toenail fungus.