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Top Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus That Really Work!
When you hear the words “toenail fungus” what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Yeah, not a pretty picture is it? Not only is toenail fungus ugly as sin, it actually can be dangerous if left untreated. There are numerous methods used to get rid of this problem, but most of them involve pain or dangerous side effects such as blisters, dizziness, hives, difficulty breathing, and even liver damage. It’s true – some of the prescription medications to remove this fungus can cause liver damage! On top of this, there is no guarantee that any of these methods will remove the fungus permanently. Some options, such as removal of the nails, are both expensive and painful, so before you go that route, think twice. There are plenty of other methods for killing toenail fungus that are completely natural and won’t harm your health.
As expected, the best methods of killing fungus are use natural ingredients. By natural ingredients we are talking about things such as essential oils and vinegar; things that Mother Nature designed, not man-made chemicals that fill our bodies with toxic ingredients.
Toenail fungus is ugly and no fun for anyone who has it. Even if you want to hide those black, thickened, twisted toenails under socks and shoes all your life, which you could do, let’s be honest, who wants to deal with the pain? And why should you? We have searched for the best home remedies that are known to work well at killing off that ugly fungus that ruins your toenails and causes you to invest in plenty of socks.
There are several ways to contract this growth: abnormal pH of the skin, wearing synthetic socks that don’t breathe, sweat buildup inside shoes, poor quality shoes such as those made of plastic, poor foot hygiene, weak circulation, continuous exposure to moisture, and a compromised immune system.
Let’s not talk about that ugly fungus any longer! Let’s focus on the easy, natural means you can use to get rid of it! Keep reading to find out the top methods you can use so you can have beautiful toenails that will have you buying new sandals by summertime!
1. Lemon Juice
Yep, something as simple as lemon juice can work like a charm. The juice from lemons has both antiseptic and antifungal properties. The citric acid stops the fungus from spreading, too. Simply squeeze some lemon juice over the nail and allow to sit for about 30 minutes. Be sure you get some of the juice under the nail. After 30 minutes, simply rinse off the juice. This will take some time, but doing this every day will kill off the fungus. You should start to see a noticeable difference in about 4 to 6 weeks, but don’t stop until there is absolutely no more evidence of fungus!
Many people claim Listerine is the best brand to use, but most likely any brand that contains alcohol will do the trick. If mouthwash can kill bacteria and germs in the mouth, it should do a good job with toenail fungus as well. There are two popular methods.
1. Fill a small bowl with the mouthwash and soak for 30 minutes. Scrub the toenails to be sure it gets under the nail. Rinse.
2. Fill as small bowl with a 50/50 mixture of mouthwash and white vinegar. Follow the same steps as above.
3. Garlic Oil
Garlic is known to contain antifungal properties that can kill toenail fungus. Mix one tablespoon of garlic oil with one tablespoon of vinegar. Spread on the infected toes each night before bed and wear some socks to prevent it from getting on your bedding. Rinse your feet each morning.
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