- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Toenail Fungus – Top Home Remedies
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.