Natural Remedies3 Simple Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

3 Simple Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

These 3 simple home remedies for toenail fungus can be treated inexpensively and can be cured with natural ingredients. A fungi infection burrows under nails causing them to become crusty, thick, discolored and distorted.   Foot fungus usually will travel through an opening in the skin or separation in the nail bed, and if continually exposed to warm and moist environments, will grow in abundance.

Fungal infections of the nails will become persistent, painful and an embarrassing problem causing people to hide their feet within socks or an enclosed shoes.

You can pick up a fungal infection while walking barefoot at a swimming pool, in a gym locker room or shower, another family member has it or even when having a pedicure under less than sanitary conditions.

Possible treatments:

  • Home remedies for toenail fungus … look to the bottom of the page to find the website link to click and read.

  • Antifungal creams available over the counter – expect to be applying these medications daily for four to eight weeks. Yes, the side of the box may say a shorter time period but most people report it takes a lot longer.

  • The oral anti-fungal medications are much more effective, but not without bothersome side effects ranging from skin rashes to liver damage. These medications must be used with caution, especially since treatment is usually long-term. Fluconazole (Diflucan), Itraconazole (Sporanox) and Terbinafine (Lamisil) are a few commonly prescribed oral antifungal medications. They must be taken anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks as these infections are not quick to clear up.

3 Simple Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus
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Here is a less natural approach but has had great success, apply a small amount of Vicks VapoRub daily with a cotton swab to each toenail.


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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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