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Toe Nail Fungus Home Remedy

Updated on February 4, 2012

Eliminate Embarrassing Toenail Fungus

Toe Nail fungus affects miilions of people. It is caused by fungi that embeds itself under the nail, resulting damp weather without proper shoes, using public showers and keeping your feet submersed in water for peiods of time. The fungi loves warm wet areas the bed of your toenail is a prime place for the fungi to grow.

Although there are several prescriptions available for toe nail fungus they are dangerous to your health, effecting the liver. Anti-fungal lotions work only on the outside of the nail and would take an extended length of time to work, if it works at all. Prescribed drugs work, but it can come back.

The key to avoiding toe nail fungus is to go barefoot only in dry climate conditions. Avoid wearing shoes that make your feet sweat. To prevent re occurrence, apply anti fungal powder to the inside of your shoes and wash your shower with Green Tea Oil and water. Green tea oil is an inexpensive anti fungal agent that kills the fungus growing in your bathroom.

Tea Tree Oil, Garlic and Vinegar are effective antifungals. Every night before going to bed, soak your feet in a vinegar and water solution, one cup per 1/2 gallon of water for ten minutes. Then soak them in a mixture of tea tree oil and if you can stand the smell, 6 to 8 drops of garlic oil for half and hour. After that, apply to each toe nail and where white socks to bed.

You will have to do this regularly for three months to kill the fungus. Avoid alot of sugar and probiotics. Always dry feet well after bathing, wear open shoes on hot dry days and never wear someone else's shoes. Always use antifungal powder in your shoes and never leave wet shoes in a dark area to dry.


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    • fortunerep profile image

      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh yeah, simple works for me, i did this for my grandmother who has had this for over 15 years, she couln't take the precribed meds, and they look great, it took a while and the resthome hated the smell but it worked, for the first time i painted her toenails!!


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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      This is great advice. I like that it's simple, I can do simple.