Nail fungus is caused by the trichophyton rubrum fungus. This living organism grows and thrives in damp areas, which is why underneath toenails is the perfect habitat for them. If left untreated the fungus will grow and attack the nail and also spread to your other nails. So it’s important you begin treatment as soon as you have been diagnosed with nail fungus.
There are treatments you can buy over the counter but there are also several home remedies you can try too and we’ll list some of the most popular below.
#1 – Mouthwash
If you soak your feet in a strong mouthwash such as Listerine, it can help to kill off the fungus. Just add the mouthwash to a bowl and soak your feet for 20 minutes or so. Then make sure to fully dry them and your toes. Do this until you start to see a difference in coloration of the fungus.
#2 – Vinegar and Water
Use the same process as mentioned above for mouthwash. Just add an equal amount of vinegar and water to a bowl and soak your feet daily. Again, dry them off completely.
#3 – Turmeric and Water Paste
Mix up some turmeric with water until it forms a paste and apply it directly onto your infected toenails. Wait for it to dry, leave for a while then wash it off. Make sure to dry your feet and toes fully.
#4 – Start from the Inside
A well balanced diet can cure a lot of external health issues like toenail fungus. Yoghurt and things like kefir which have live cultures can help to cure any fungus on the body.
Just by trying some of these home remedies for toenail fungus, you can begin to rid your body of this terrible fungus and have clean and healthy toes once again!