Wet and damp arias, especially public showers and changing rooms, are the sources for fungus infection. Athletes’ foot and other fungal infections may cause your toenails to become brittle, thick and yellowish colored.
Homeopathic Remedies for Toenail Fungus
Homeopathic remedies could resolve the condition, without the need for over-the-counter (OTC) products or surgical procedures.
Tea tree oil is proven to be helpful as it has fungicide and antibiotic properties. Use the undiluted teat tree oil to rub onto your nails or soak your feet in warm water with couple of drops of tea tree oil. Futspa is a solution made of lavender, thyme and tea tree oil. Used it directly on the affected toenails or add some to the foot bath. Some patients reported that combining lavender, rosemary and tea tree oil brings best results. However you decide you want to try the tea tree oil, use it twice to three times a day until the infection resolved completely. Be aware that some people and pregnant women may be sensitive to this oil, so they should be especially careful. If it irritates your skin, don’t use tea tree oil.
Lavender oil is recommended to be applied three times a day to the infected nails.
Oregano oil is frequently used in fungal preparations, since, it is an antibacterial, antifungal and analgesic substance. The treatment could take up to 6 months, but oregano oil is proven to heal the fungal nail infection. There are also some advices to mix oregano and olive oil and use it to cure toenail fungus.
Vinegar is recommended to be added to the warm bath. Two cups of vinegar should be added to warm water. Soak your feet in this bath daily, for half an hour. Apple cider vinegar could decrease inflammation and itching from toenail fungal infection. Rub couple of drops to the nails or use equal parts of apple cider vinegar and warm water to soak in your affected toenails for about 15 minutes.
Odorless iodine can stop the spreading of the infection to other toenails. For best results, it should be applied with a cotton swab every day for several months.
Some suggest that soaking your feet in listerine or hydrogen peroxide, mixed with water can cure the toenail fungal infection.
Garlic tablets are suggested to be used in cases of fungal infections, apparently for making the environment unfriendly for the fungus.
Advices for Fungal Infections
Specialists recommend avoiding refined sugar and carbohydrates and using yogurt, to restore the normal bacteria in your intestines.
Keep your toenails short and avoid nail polish. Always make sure you dry your feet completely after the shower or bath and use cotton socks whenever possible.