Nail fungus can be a difficult problem to solve. Doctors will prescribe a variety of different treatments in an effort to try to kill this annoying condition and the effectiveness of the treatment depends on the stage of the fungi development.
If the first attempt isn’t successful, then you have to pay to see the doctor again and buy even more medication. Fortunately, there are some home remedies that you can use to get rid of nail fungus once and for all. These remedies don’t have any of the dangerous side effects, either.
Mouthwash is known to kill nail fungus. Look for ones containing the ingredient salicylate thymol. You can treat the infection one of two ways.
Either dip the infected finger or toenail in a container with the undiluted mouthwash and soak for half an hour or use a sterile cotton swab and cover the infected nail with the mouthwash. You should see results in 4 to 8 weeks. Mouthwash can also be mixed with vinegar or you can use vinegar alone.
If you use vinegar alone, the main side effect with this treatment is the strong odor. But it’s a fast acting treatment and you can see positive changes within 7 to 14 days.
The reason vinegar is so effective is that it’s a natural acid. The acid changes the environment that the fungus needs in order to live. When you make the environment unfriendly, it kills the fungi.
You can use remedies that don’t allow the fungus to grow such as products containing menthol, camphor and eucalyptus. You will find these ingredients in vapor rubs that are used to treat coughs. You just put the rub straight on to the affected nail including the surrounding area and cuticle.
Another great home remedy to use is baking soda. Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate, which is a natural antifungal. To use this treatment, you make a paste using the baking soda and water and then applying it to the affected nail.
There are also natural fungal treatments that contain tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a natural antimicrobial, which kills fungus and halts new growth.
Lavender oil is another natural treatment for nail fungus, but you have to make sure that you get the essential oil. Using a dropper, treat the affected nail with one drop when you get up in the morning and one drop before you go to bed.
Oil of oregano is a home remedy that contains antifungal ingredients, too and when combined with olive oil, can kill nail fungus.
Before spending money on medication, give these natural remedies a try and say good bye to nail fungus.
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