Do you have nail fungus? Don’t be shy! Nail fungus is common but we cannot deny the fact that having one can be embarrassing. And if left untreated, the fungus can cause your nails to crack and split. The worst case scenario is it can even lead to total damage of your nails.
For sure, you would not want this to happen to you. Well, lucky for you, there are tried and tested ways on how to get rid of nail fungus. Yes, there are! In fact, here are some of them:
Prevent toenail fungus from spreading with apple cider vinegar.
Since this type of vinegar is mildly acidic, it can kill bacteria and fungi. To use it, you just have to simply mix equal amount of water and apple cider vinegar. Soak your nails in this solution for 30 minutes daily then thoroughly dry your toes afterwards.
Treat nail infection with tea tree oil.
With its antiseptic and anti fungal properties, this oil can aid in the treatment of your fungus. Add a two to three drops of tea tree oil into one tablespoon of olive or coconut oil. Dip a cotton ball in the said mixture and apply it in the affected toenail. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Afterwards, use a toothbrush to gently scrub the nail.
Use Vicks Vaporub to suppress fungal growth.
This product contains eucalyptus oil and camphor that are great anti fungal ingredients. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of this product to your nails once daily and you can get rid of the infection after a few weeks.
Get rid of fungus using cornmeal.
Pour some cornmeal into a pan. Add hot water to it and mix until you form a paste. Allow it to cool for a while. Once cooled down, soak your feet in it for an hour, at least once a week.
Dissolve the affected nail area using urea paste.
To get rid of the affected portion of your nail, apply over-the-counter urea paste products on it as it can help dissolve it. Once it has dissolved, your healthy nail will remain intact, but it is susceptible to infection. That’s why it is important that you apply an antifungal cream on it.
This treatment can be a bit tricky and sensitive so make sure that you consult your doctor before you start with it.
Prevent fungus from growing with a vinegar and baking soda soak.
This soak cannot kill off fungi but it can inhibit its growth. To prepare the soak, mix one cup of vinegar with enough amount of water to soak your feet in. Soak the feet for 15 minutes and pat it dry using paper towels. Mix several tablespoons of baking soda and enough water to soak feet in. Soak again for 15 minutes and pat dry with paper towels.
It can be quite difficult to figure out how to get rid of nail fungus but try the tips that we have mentioned above and you can say goodbye to your nail fungus for good!
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