A toenail fungus is a nasty looking, deforming type of nail problem that turns the nail yellow or brown. The nail often becomes thick and overgrown and, eventually, may crumble and fall off. There are several natural home remedy treatments that may take care of the problem. Some of these remedies may work well by themselves, while others may work better in combination with another remedy. Use one in the morning and a different one in the evening.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is a natural fungicide and antiseptic that will fight against the fungus under the nail. Put a few drops of tea tree oil under the toe nail and around the sides several times a day. Massage it in.
Listerine is a powerful antiseptic mouthwash. It seems to work especially well as a foot bath, but you can also put drops of Listerine under the toenail and massage it in. Blow-dry it and make sure the area is totally dry. Do this in the morning and at night before you go to bed.
Vicks is a highly recommended natural home remedy for toenail fungus. Rub Vicks generously over the nail and toe so as to smother the fungus. Cover it with a clean white sock. Change your sock several times throughout the day and each time add generous amounts of Vicks.
Since yeast flourishes in damp and wet areas, do everything you can to keep your foot dry. Even try to bathe without getting your foot wet. Use a damp washcloth to wash it, and use a blow dryer to blow it dry. This will take time, but it will eliminate the fungus. You can read many testimonials about Vicks and fungus at this web site: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fungus7.html#VICKS_25551
Alcohol evaporates quickly so there is no need to cover the infected toe. Use a Q-tip, and rub alcohol all along the base of the toenail. Do this morning and night and within a month or so you should begin to see a new toenail growing. Continue applying the alcohol until the old toenail falls off.
Salt and White Vinegar
Cut off the old nail ,remove as much of the fungus inside the nail as possible. Do this on a daily basis. Rub the foot with a mixture of salt and white vinegar for two to three minutes. Rinse it off ,and blow-dry it until it is totally dry. Do this every morning and night, and you should begin to notice a difference.
Rub mentholatum all over the infected toe and leave a bit all around the outside of the nail and in the inside, too. Place a piece of gauze over it, and use clean white socks. Make sure your foot stays dry at all times.
Remember that a proper diet plays an important role in every type of health problem. Be sure to add good bacteria to your body by eating lots of plain, natural yogurt or by taking acidophiles three times a day. Cut back on items such as sugar, dairy products and apple cider vinegar. Following these simple diet suggestions can strengthen your body and help it fight against toenail fungus.
Many testimonies can be found on the Internet concerning these home remedies for toenail fungus. Not all of them will work for everyone. Just keep experimenting, and watch your diet closely. Sooner or later you will find the remedy that is right for you, and you will be free from toenail fungus.