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Home Remedy Treatment for Toe Nail Fungus

Updated on September 11, 2012
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My Home Remedy Treatment for Toe Nail Fungus

I have invested a substantial amount of money on many different creams and lotions all in order to get rid of my toe nail fungus infection. The products I purchased all promised to cure my fungus infection within a few weeks however none of them succeeded. To summarize I have discovered a method that is very cheap and more prominently one that will work for you using products you probably already own. Does this sound interesting to you? If so then please read on.

My toe nail fungus story started back at my neighborhood sports club. Working out is a hobby for me. I love the feeling of a good burn after a vigorous workout or a game of squash. I tend to workout everyday mixing it up between cardio and weight training. After a challenging exercise routine I love to use the sauna and relax for 10-20 minutes followed by having a nice hot shower. Most likely I caught my fungal problem from the gymnasium by not wearing appropriate footwear (such as sandals) while using the sauna and showers bare feet. Directly after my shower I would not thoroughly dry my feet and toes as I rush to get to work. This wet and dark condition is perfect for fungus to grow.

My toe toenail fungus was a milky white color that evolved just on the large toe. The toe toenail was very solid and about 3 times as thick as an unaffected toe nail. Being a busy person I did not treat my toes for several months and let the fungus grow and it was not a pretty sight.

I purchased several off the shelf treatments that all had very minor results and acted more like a moisturizing cream then anything else. Being fed up with the results I decided to conduct my own research and I discovered that vinegar had worked on a number of people in the community. A bright light then sparked and after more research I realized that I could get rid of my toenail problem using things I already had at my house.

All I had to do was cut back the infected toe nail as much as possible with a nail clipper and soak it in vinegar for a couple hours. After soaking the toenail in vinegar I would then apply tea tree oil to the nail. I was a little hesitant to believe that a simple method like this could work but I decided to try it out since I already owned all the necessary items.

After following this method for a couple weeks I noticed a difference. The color of my toe nail and the sight of the fungus begun to fade away. I could finally see a glimpse of a new nail growing from the base. After seeing what results could be achieved after a couple weeks I was determined to keep following the same steps every night. The effort paid off and after about 2-3 months my toe nail fungus has just vanished and I'm left with a nice clean healthy toe.

I'm sure there are different levels of toe nail fungus but I hope this article will help you with getting started to treating your own toe nail fungus problem. Remember it is always best to consult a doctor or health professional for the best advice on your own condition. Remember also to wear appropriate footwear when using shared common facilities and do not make the same mistake I did – take action and cure your toe nail fungus today!

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      SarahHClarke 5 years ago from Australia

      @Lipnancy Glad to hear that this article has helped you. Let us know how you get on with your toe nail fungus. All the best.

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks. Have been looking for a natural solution for toe fungus for years. Thanks for the advice.