Onychomycosis, commonly called toenail fungus, can occur in both men and women, in any age. There are typical symptoms such as swelling, yellowing, inflammation, thickening or in some cases extreme pain. Generally, toenail fungus is caused by abnormal skin PH level, low immune system, poor personal hygiene, diabetes complication, synthetic socks, sweaty shoes or exposure to moist environments for a long time. In this post, I will summarize the most effective home remedies for toenail fungus.
Initially, toe fungus is not dangerous. But if it lasts and you do nothing to treat, it can lead to toenail splitting, cracking, or even loss of toenails. For years, many people used to treat nail fungus by nail surgery and oral medications. But these methods are expensive, painful, risky and take a long time to cure. Home remedy for toenail fungus is not widely known, but if you use the following natural treatment properly, you will see the results soon.
Top 10 Home Remedies For Toenail Fungus – Part 1
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil contains antiseptic along with antifungal property which are its biggest advantage of treating toenail fungus. This popular oil is also used to cure various other types of skin diseases.
Use: Rub a cotton ball with pure tea tree oil on the infected nails and surrounding skin are as for about 10-12 minutes. Then gently scrub the nails with a soft clean toothbrush.
2. Orange Oil
Pure orange oil is another great alternative treatment for toenail fungus as tt contains natural fungicide properties.
Use: Daily, put a drop of orange oil to the skin under the toenails and wait for one hour. However, in some rare cases, pure orange oil can cause allergic reactions. To prevent this side effect, you can dilute the pure oil with equal amount grape seed oil or other carrier oils.
3. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil has antiseptic properties and volatile substances which is able to prevent irritation on the skin and fight many types of infections, including nail fungus.
Use: Mix it with tea tree oil with equal amounts then warm the mixture. Use a cotton ball to apply under the top edge of your toenails and skin area around. This solution can be done 2 or 3 times a day, better applying before going to sleep. to apply this solution on the affected toenails before going to sleep.
4. Oregano Oil
Oregano is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. It consists antifungal, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-parasitical, antiviral and antiseptic properties. That’s why oregano is not only a food but also a treatment for toenail fungus
Use: Mix oregano oil with pure olive oil to have best results (2 drops of oregano oil and one spoon of olive oil). Use a dropper cotton ball to drop the mixture on the infected nail and skin area. Do at least once a day for a few weeks to start seeing the results.
Top 10 Home Remedies For Toenail Fungus – Part 2
Toenail fungus home remedies is not always effective as you have to buy the right ingredients and mix with the appropriate ratios. As in this post, I recommended the topical treatment products, which is mainly made of natural ingredients mentioned above. Find out more on the top 3 topical treatment products review here.