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Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

Updated on July 4, 2011

What's the Problem with Toenail Fungus Home Remedies?

One of the biggest problems with Toenail Fungus Home Remedies is that there's so many different theories and myths as to which solutions actually work. Various home remedies for toenail fungus exist but most of them can't get rid of the problem. If you're suffering from toenail fungus, there's no doubt that you want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. This hub will reveal which remedies have been shown to be the most effective and which ones you might want to avoid.

Toenail Fungus Signs and Symptoms

Before you begin treating Toenail Fungus, it's important to know how to recognize the signs and symptoms. The following are the most common symptoms of Toenail Fungus:

  • Brittle Toenails
  • Painful Toenails
  • Foul Odor Coming from Toenails
  • White, Yellow, or Dark Spots Under the Toenail

If you do find yourself exhibiting the above symptoms, it's a good idea to treat yourself as quickly as possible. If you don't, the fungal infection could get a lot worse and it'll be much more difficult to get rid of the problem. Lets look at the causes of toenail fungus and then we'll reveal the most effective home remedies.

Toenail Fungus Causes

  • Not Wearing Shower Shoes in Public Showers
  • Wearing wet shoes for an extended period of time
  • Cracked Toenails – Creates a doorway for fungus to enter
  • Any cuts or abrasions around the nail (usually caused by cutting the toenails too close)
  • Tight Fitting Shoes

For those who're getting manicures and pedicures, make sure these businesses are cleaning their instruments properly.  Also, if you have to take a shower at the gym, be sure to wear your shower shoes.  Shower gyms are infamous for their fungal infections and even though shower shoes provide some protection, it's still possible for the fungus to hitch a ride.

Where to Find Relief

You'd be interested to know that there are some very powerful anti-fungal medications out there that can quickly get rid of toenail fungus. The only problem is that you won't be able to find them in your local drug stores. You can, however, purchase them directly from the main companies.

Here's a link to one of the most effective home remedies: #1 Toenail Fungus Home Remedy

Folk Remedies for Toenail Fungus

There are many myths going around as to how to effectively treat Toenail Fungus. Some of the most common home remedies for toenail fungus are:

  • Tea Tree Oil – Tea Tree Oil is known to have anti-fungal properties. Some people mix this with Olive Oil and apply it directly on the affected area. Although, there's no hard evidence, the combination of Tea Tree Oil and Olive Oil is supposed to speed up the healing process.
  • Rubbing Alcohol – Rubbing Alcohol is an antiseptic and can kill most anything, including fungus. The alcohol must come in direct contact with the Fungus which can be a problem since fungus is located under the nail and the alcohol cannot penetrate into the most affected areas.
  • Listerine - That's right. Some people swear that Listerine as well as other alcohol based products have gotten rid of their Nail Fungal Infections. Again, since Listerine contains alcohol, it must come in direct contact in order to be effective.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - Another Folk remedy is to try soaking your feet in a 50:50 solution of Apple Cider Vinegar and Water for 20 minutes twice a day.

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Before and After

The Most Effective Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

Even though some people have claimed that the above home remedies for toenail fungus have helped them, most people haven't been so lucky. You have to realize that in order to quickly and completely get rid of fungus you need an anti-fungal medication. Luckily there are a few very powerful over-the-counter anti-fungal medications such as #1Toenail Fungus Cure that's made specifically for getting rid of fungus under the toenail. Unlike other fungus medications, these special solutions are powerful enough to penetrate down under the nail to provide a more effective cure.


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