ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Alternative & Natural Medicine

Toenail Fungus – Top Home Remedies

Updated on October 18, 2012
Source


Many people, both men and women, are affected by toenail fungus. Toenail fungus can be picked up in a variety of places including the gym, public showers or pools or right in your own shower. As with many types of fungus, toenail fungus is spread through water and moisture. Using a shower after a person who has toenail fungus makes you a prime candidate for contracting it. Suffers notice their toenails turn a brown or yellow color, become very thick, the underside of the toenail always looks dirty and has a dirt-like buildup and then the toenail separates from the nail bed. If the toenail fungus is not treated, it will continue to spread from toenail to toenail until you lose all of your toenails.

Soak a piece of sterile gauze with Tea Tree essential oil. Lay the saturated gauze over the affected toenail for 20 to 30 minutes – four to six times a day. It can take three to four weeks to clear up the toenail fungus.

Place the foot with the infected toenail into a basin. Pour Listerine into the basin until it covers the toenail. Soak your foot or feet in the Listerine for 20 to 30 – four to five times per day. It may take up to three weeks to rid your toenails of the fungus.

Bring 4 to 6 cups of water to a boil and drop in 1 cup of fresh Rosemary. Turn off the burner and let the Rosemary steep in the water for eight to 10 hours. Place your affected foot into a basin and pour the cooled Rosemary water over your infected toenail. Soak your foot or feet for 30 to 40 minutes – three to four times a day. It may take up to one month for the toenail fungus to clear up.

Add more fresh garlic to your diet. Fresh garlic has antifungal properties that work to eradicate toe nail fungus. Chop of fresh garlic and sprinkle it over the top of soaps, salads, meats and vegetable. It is best to increase you garlic consumption in conjunction with a foot soak remedy.

Along with the fresh garlic and foot soak, add Grape Seed Extract to your daily supplement regimen. Grape Seed Extract work to fight fungus naturally and is very beneficial in the treatment of toenail fungus when used with foot soaks.

If the toenail fungus continues to progress and get worse, see your doctor. Some fungus treatments can be very difficult to treat even with prescription medication.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Ginny Ngare 6 years ago

      Very helpful information, thanks!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)