Home Remedies to Cure Toenail and Foot Fungus Naturally
Toenail and foot fungus is a common issue that can be both embarrassing and difficult to deal with. What starts as just a small yellow or white mark on the nail can grow and damage the nail.
Fungal infections can be picked up in wet areas, like swimming pools, locker rooms, or communal showers. However it’s important to determine the cause of your infections before you can pick a suitable home treatment for the nail fungus.
So How can you Treat Toenail and Foot Fungus Naturally
There are many home remedies for toenail fungus. If it’s caught early enough, preventative measures and home remedies can help treat nail fungus.
Judging by anecdotal evidence online, vinegar has the potential to help with toenail fungus, but there have been very few studies to prove its effectiveness, so take this one with a pinch of salt.
To use vinegar as a toenail fungus treatment, add a cup of apple cider vinegar to a large bucket or basin, then fill the rest with water to create a foot bath. Submerge your entire foot in the basin and soak for twenty minutes. Repeat as necessary.
Baking soda doesn’t actually treat fungus, but it can help prevent toenail fungus as well as stop its spread.
Baking soda prevents and reduces fungal growth by soaking up excess moisture. Place a small amount of baking soda in your socks or shoes to help treat toenail fungus. You can also make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to your toenail fungus to prevent further fungal growth.
Garlic and garlic oil has antifungal effects on the nail. While putting garlic on your feet probably doesn’t sound too pleasant, studies show that it can help treat toenail fungus and prevent further growth.
Is there nothing that turmeric can’t do? This vividly coloured root has been used in Indian cuisine for centuries but it’s only recently that people have caught on to the spice’s potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
A study looking at the widespread potential of turmeric’s antiviral and antifungal qualities found that curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric, was effective not just against the Candida species, but also against various fungi.
If you are going to try turmeric then, like tea tree oil, make sure you mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil first. Don’t be surprised if this paste initially gives your skin a yellow stain – this should diminish after washing.