Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus
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This fungus under your toenails has gone far enough and these home remedies for toenail fungus will hit back hard!

Some pretty strong language don't you think? But it's absolutely true and necessary. You need potent remedies to fight this fungal infection


These extremely powerful, effective and proven home remedies for toenail fungus have helped millions of people like you…and us as well. They and we were also fighting these ugly brown or yellow, thick and crumbly nails…and were successful. They cured their nails and got rid of the fungus

Most ingredients for these home remedies for toenail fungus you probably already have at home somewhere in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. They are easy to apply and very powerful. And if you don't have them, most are very affordable or downright cheap




Don't let this toenail fungus get to you,

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Let's get started then, first a short explanation about signs & causes of toenail fungus and then some

powerful remedies

followed by useful

prevention tips



Signs of toenail fungus

The signs of toenail fungus are also quiet obvious, you probably are looking at some right now. It usually starts as a white or yellow spot right under the tip of your nail (finger or toenails, they both share the same symptoms, causes and home remedies). And as the fungus gets deeper into your nail it will slowly cause:


  • Yellow or brown nails
  • Thick nails
  • Overgrown nails
  • Crumbly edges and brittle nails
  • Nails who grow in strange shapes
  • Your nails get loose from the nailbed and eventually might even fall off
  • Dull and less shiny nails
  • Not so nice smelling debris under your nails
  • Strangely enough there is usually no pain



Note

Toenail fungus or any nail fungus for that matter is not easy to diagnose, it could be mistaken for many other conditions. To determine if your condition is actually nail fungus, please visit your doctor or physician before you use any of these home remedies for toenail fungus




Toenail fungus cause

To know why you get toenail fungus you have to know where these fungi feel at home, what circumstances they particularly like and how they spread

  • They like a dark, warm and moist environment like sweaty feet and shoes, shower room floors, swimming pools or public gyms etc
  • Nail fungus can spread from toe to toe or even to other body parts
  • Wearing too tight shoes can cause an infection
  • An abnormal pH level of the skin may be a cause
  • Not drying your feet good enough after a shower, bath, swim or exercises
  • A small skin or nail injury makes you more vulnerable to an infection
  • When your immune system and blood circulation are in a dip the fungus may rise to the opportunity


By the way nail fungus and athlete's foot are not the same. Athlete's foot affects the skin of the feet not the nails. What they do share is the same type of fungus that cause it

You also get a fungus infection more often in toenails than fingernails because toenails are stuck in a dark, moist and warm shoe

Older people in general have it more often and also men are more likely to get it than women




What about prescription treatments?

The normal prescription treatments you get after a visit to most doctors have several serious drawbacks. This is probably also why you are looking for natural home remedies for toenail fungus


  • First of all these regular doctor prescribed treatments are expensive, sometimes extremely expensive and can go over $1000 per treatment
  • Second they are not even that effective. Your doctor can tell you about that. The success rate for these products is not that high and what's more they give no guarantee that the fungus is actually cured
  • And finally and for most people the most important reason is the horrible side effects. They can seriously affect your liver function (that's why they want you to take a blood test before such a treatment to see if your liver can tolerate the side effects!!) It affects your taste perception so things start to taste funny for a few months. Things alsostart to look a bit greenish in color because of the effects on your eyes


Are you still with us? We didn't make this up, this is actually what doctors and the manufacturers of the products themselves say

And that while there are so many fantastic home remedies for toenail fungus available to everybody at almost no cost and with virtually no side effects




Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus treatments



The following home remedies for toenail fungus have successfully treated many, many people like you who were suffering from infected toe and fingernails



Home remedies for toenail fungus

White vinegar


Whenever people consider home remedies for toenail fungus, using vinegar is one of the first things that pops up. That's not that strange since it is one of the oldest known treatments to fight any form of nail fungus in toenails and fingernails

Vinegar is 5% acetic acid and this can create an environment that toenail fungus do not really "appreciate", which is an understatement for the fact that it kills them


For this toenail fungus treatment take 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water, mix them and pour it into a container big enough to soak your toes in. Do this for 30 minutes a day

Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts


When you're done for the day dry your nails thoroughly and get all the moisture out, you can try using a blow dryer for this


You have to keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Home remedies for toenail fungus

Vick's VapoRub


This toenail fungus treatment got a lot of attention lately because of the slightly unusual but very effective use of what is originally a cold medicine. Many people were curious and desperate enough to try a new approach to treat their nail fungus

The results and reactions are more than hopeful. Most people are absolutely lyrical about the effectiveness of this treatment. In the majority of the cases it greatly surpassed the expectations of the people trying it


Among the newer generations of home remedies for toenail fungus, this one is probably on top of many peoples list

It simply works like this, cover your infected toes with a generous layer of Vicks VapoRub 2 times a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening, at night you can wear socks to avoid smearing the Vicks all over your linen

There is one small minus, Vicks VapoRub can turn your nail dark for some reason but this will grow out eventually

Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts


You have to keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Home remedies for toenail fungus

Tea Tree Oil


The medicinal use of the Malaleuca tree has been known for thousands of years by Australian aboriginals. They started to make a curing tea from the leaves which earned the tree the name "tea tree"

Since then we have discovered that tea tree oil is a very strong natural antiseptic and a potent fungicide. It also has active ingredients called terpenoids that make your nails healthy

Take equal parts of tea tree oil and olive oil or lavender oil, mix it and put it on the nail and the area around it and thoroughly rub it in. Do this 3 times a day until a healthy nail has fully grown back. This can take up to a few months, depending how fast your nails grow

One of the most effective toenail fungus home remedies



Caution

Tea tree oil is a very strong and powerful substance and this exactly why it works so well. However when you use tea tree oil you'll have to be very careful not to put it in the mouth or swallow it! Even when you ingest a small amount it can do a lot of harm

Don't use it on and keep it away from children and if you are pregnant or a nursing mom, also don't use tea tree oil





Home remedies for toenail fungus

Listerine


This is one of the newer generations of home remedies for toenail fungus. Not so long ago it started to make its way through the home remedy list and is now regarded by many people as a very serious treatment

Listerine is a mouthwash which has proven to be very effective against many ailments. It is a powerful antiseptic and can also do a good job in fighting the fungi in under your nails

Pour some Listerine in a container big enough so you can put your toes in it and soak them. Do this for 30 minutes a day. Use the original Listerine, that's the yellow one, not the blue or other color


Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts

When you're done for the day dry your nails thoroughly and get all the moisture out, you can try using a blow dryer for this


You have to keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Toenail fungus home remedies

Cornmeal


There are natural home remedies for toenail fungus that yet have to be discovered by a bigger audience. This is definitely one of them. It has proven effective for many people and deserves to be tested and used by a lot more

A similar toenail fungus treatment like this was used by rose gardeners to fight off fungi in their gardens and in earlier days to fix a diaper rash on babies. And now it also has been shown helpful in fighting toenail fungus

Make a mushy goo by adding cornmeal to a container with warm water. Then put your toes in this glob for 30 minutes


Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts

When you're done for the day dry your nails thoroughly and get all the moisture out, you can try using a blow dryer for this


You have to keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Home remedies for toenail fungus

Hydrogen Peroxide & vinegar


A variation on the vinegar remedy is this one with hydrogen peroxide added for extra cleaning power

Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide 3% and white vinegar. Drip or apply it directly on your infected toenail until there's no more fizzing

Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts

When you're done for the day dry your nails thoroughly and get all the moisture out, you can try using a blow dryer for this


You have to keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Toenail fungus home remedies

Garlic


Garlic is a very powerful natural antiseptic; this will be a useful addition to your home remedies for toenail fungus arsenal, it seriously helps your battle against nail fungus

You can both eat it and apply it directly to the infected toes. Take 5 to 6 teaspoons of garlic extract per day or cut and crush some garlic cloves to get out the oil and apply this on the nails. Do this for 3 times a day


Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts

You have to keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Home remedies for toenail fungus

Urine


Yes we saw you make that face, but you read it good: urine, your own urine to be specific

Before you skip this remedy in disgust, just give it a read to see if it may start to make sense


Thank you for giving it at least a chance

Urine is sterile and an antiseptic and has actually been used in medicine for thousands of years

To find scientific proof of what was practically known about the medicinal use of urine for a very long time, doctors and medical researchers have been working in both laboratories and with clinical testing

They found proof that our own urine is a gigantic source of vital nutrients, vitamins, hormones, enzymes and critical antibodies that we cannot duplicate or get from any other source. This makes it capable of healing many serious diseases and ailments. It was even used by prisoners of war in World War 2 for successfully treating wounds and preventing infections

Yet we were always taught that urine is a waste product, toxic and something disgusting. But in light of our old and new found knowledge about urine this attitude is in need of a change. This will take time we know but could prove essential

Some famous athletes and even Madonna have said to use urine to get healthier


How to use it

When you use it in your selection of home remedies for toenail fungus, your own urine basically sterilizes your nails, so catch it in a container and soak your toes in it for 15 to 20 minutes

Or pour some urine 3 or 4 times over and around the infected toes twice a day

Another option is to pee over your toes in the shower


Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts

When you're done clean and dry your nails thoroughly and get all the moisture out, you can try using a blow dryer for this


You have do keep up with this toenail fungus treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow


Yes it might sound a bit outrageous for many people and sure it is one of those home remedies for toenail fungus that you should try or read more about before slamming it



Read some more about it

For everybody who still is skeptical or disgusted by the idea, we suggest to Google this concept 'urine against toenail fungus' and find out more about it; we guarantee it is worth it





Home remedies for toenail fungus

Bleach


Home remedies for toenail fungus come in many forms and this is a bit of an outsider, it works but you have to pay close attention

Chlorinated water disinfects the whole infected nail and helps to get rid of the fungus

Take a bucket or tub and fill it with water until your feet are well under(approx. 1 gallon), then add about 1 tablespoon Clorox and soak your feet in it. Do this two times a day, 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening


This toenail fungus treatment may cause skin irritation but when you clean your feet afterward with a good soap and water you'll be safe. Dry your feet well

Soon you can start to file down the infected part from the top and a healthy nail will start to push out the old infected parts


You have to keep up with this treatment until the entire diseased part has gone and a new healthy nail has grown back. This may take up to a few months depending how fast your nails grow





Toenail fungus home remedies

Oregano Oil


Oregano essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral anti parasitical, painkilling and anti fungal properties. Which makes this also one of the very useful home remedies for toenail fungus or any nail fungus for that matter

Mix 2 drops of oregano oil with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and put this every day on your infected toenails and the area around it. Oil of oregano can be a bit harsh on the skin so be aware

Start to file or clip the infected part from the beginning


Instead of oregano oil you can also use thyme oil, it has the same natural antiseptic and anti fungal properties which is extremely useful in home remedies for toenail fungus



Caution

Do NOT use this treatment longer than three weeks

Be Aware that there are concerns about using essential oils on children and pre-teens. So it's better not to use essential oils when you treat them




Note on home remedies for toenail fungus

It is important to persevere and keep using the treatment you're using until the new nail has completely outgrown the old one. If you miss a day, you might run the risk that some of the fungus sneak into a portion of the new grown part of the toenail, and then you have to start all over again




Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus
Prevention

These home remedies for toenail fungus are dressed as prevention officers. So there are some things you can do to prevent a fungal infection


  • After you have walked bare feet in public places like swimming pools, spa's, shower or locker rooms etc, and also after taking a shower at home, wash and dry your hands and feet very well
  • Wear cotton socks because they absorb moisture from sweaty feet
  • Change your socks when they are damp. Before putting on a fresh pair dry your feet very well
  • Keep your nails short, clean and dry
  • When you work in wet places use rubber gloves, this keeps the hands dry
  • Wash your hands after you have touched an infected nail, it IS infectious
  • Take good care of the skin around your nails, don't trim or pick it. Otherwise you give germs an entrance into your skin and nails
  • Choose a manicure and pedicure salon with a good reputation. They should sterilize their instruments before use. It is even better when you bring your own
  • Try to wear open shoes, sandals, flip flops etc as much as possible the open air and the light will discourage the fungi
  • Don't share towels, washcloths, shoes, socks or other personal stuff with someone who has a nail fungus infection
  • Don't use nail polish and artificial nails, this can trap moisture and fungus under a layer and make the situation worse

Nail fungus is not a very serious condition but it can in some people undermine their confidence. They don't feel comfortable to walk with open shoes or sandals or go to a public place like a swimming pool or spa and show their infected toenails




Final note

Like we said nail or toe nail fungus is not a serious condition and these home remedies for toenail fungus should take care of the normal cases. But keep in mind that toenail fungus is not easy to diagnose, it could be mistaken for many other conditions

To determine if your condition is actually nail fungus, please visit your doctor


Also remember that all people are individuals and all cases are different. What works for one person in one situation might not work for another. So don't despair if one home remedy doesn't immediately work for you, you can try another one probably with more success


However if the nail fungus does not go away or becomes worse or painful, even after seriously trying and using these suggested home remedies for toenail fungus please contact your doctor





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