Yellowish, cracked toenails look very awry. And if you have two or three toenails which look similarly bad, don’t for a moment be surprised if the people around you start going the other way as soon as they see you.
What Causes Toenail Fungus Infection
The reason why the toenails look the way they do is because of the abundance of fungi which find anybody’s feet (well, not so much a clean feet) a perfect breeding ground to survive and expand.
Give fungi any damp place to breed and you’ll have a good haven for them.
Luckily, getting rid of toenails is not as hard as most of you would imagine, although it does require a fair bit of time, courage and fortitude. There are many natural ways to kill nail fungus right in your home.
Best Natural Toenail Fungus Treatment
There are dozens of natural home remedies which can be used to treat fungi infection in a smooth manner. Before trying out them though, you may first want to consult your physician and dermatologist to ensure that your body is fit enough to accept these holistic measure.
Detecting early fingernail fungus symptoms early is a great way of dealing with them effectively because any delay may cause the infection to spread.
It is also important to ascertain the severity of the infection because some problems require a greater detail of medical attention than others.
Home Remedies for Nail Fungus Infections
#Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is an anti-fungal solution that has shown itself to be effective in killing toenail fungus. You can use it on a swab, as above, or soak your affected toes twice a day in warm water and vinegar (1 part vinegar to 2 parts water).
Make sure your feet and toes are completely dry before putting on footwear.
Another way to deal with toenail fungus is to use pure orange oil. All types of orange oil have anti fungal properties and thus it can be used on infected toenails.
With the help of a dropper apply orange oil daily between toes, on and under toe nails and allow it to sit for at least one hour. You can also dilute the orange oil with equal amount of any kind of carrier oil, such as grape seed oil.
It is advisable to test some diluted orange oil on a small spot of skin before applying it to the infected skin area.
Mouth wash not only kills bacteria and germs in the mouth and helps for canker sore relief, it is also one of the best nail fungus products. A mouth wash has alcohol which helps impartsa n antiseptic quality to it.
Fill a small tub with vinegar, Listerine mouth wash, and lemon juice. Soak your feet in this solution for ten to fifteen minutes daily and scrub gently. Repeat this remedy daily until the old nail grows out and is replaced by the new nail.
#Tea Tree Oil
One of the most commonly mentioned home remedies for toenail fungus is Tea Tree Oil. You should be able to find this at drug and department stores, but if you can’t, a natural food store will certainly stock it.
Put some cotton swab and apply around the toenail. Try to get some under the nail as well. Reapply twice daily and allow it to dry completely prior to putting on footwear. Not doing so would easily provide the fungus with a warm place to thrive.
Oregano oil is a wonder drug which is replete with antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-parasitical and analgesic properties. Oregano oil is frequently used to treat toenail fungus. Take two drops of oregano oil and mix it with one teaspoon of pure olive oil.
Apply this mixture on the area using a dropper at least once daily. Follow this simple remedy for three weeks to get the desired results.