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Is toenail fungus making you reluctant to show your feet? Don’t worry, there are several ways to treat your nail fungus.
You can go see a doctor, but they will most likely prescribe you medication that may not permanently get rid of the fungus. There are a few of things that you can do at home to help your problem. If you’re looking for easy, at-home methods to treat your nail fungus, you’ve come to the right place.
Symptoms of Nail Fungus
Symptoms of nail fungus include:
Yellow in colour
Pain (minor to extreme)
Dull nails (no luster or shine)
Crumbling or thickening of the nail
Methods for Treating Nail Fungus
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Using LLLT technology at home is quickly becoming a popular way to treat nail fungus, and strengthen nails at home. You can get the same treatment you would get at a clinic, but in the comfort of your own home. One of the leading devices on the market is the Cure-Ex Nail Fungus Treatment. The Cure-Ex is effective, painless and easy to use; it can be used either by itself, or in combination with other treatments and prescriptions to quickly clear up your nail fungus. It’s completely safe, has no side-effects, and most people saw an improvement in as little as 4 weeks.
The Cure-Ex is easy to use; all you do is gently clip it onto your nail, and let it do the work. Once the session is over, the device will shut itself off. An individual session takes only 7 minutes, and should be used at least once a day for the healing process to work. The Cure-Ex uses low level pulse radiation and a visible blue light to cure nail fungus. The low level pulse radiation is used to penetrate cell tissue, while the blue light is used to treat the outer surface of the nail. It can be used on both toes and fingers; not only can the Cure-Ex help treat nail fungus, but it can also help strengthen your nails, even after the fungus has been healed, for continuously healthy nails.
Baking soda is a handy material that you probably already have in your kitchen. Not only can it be used for cooking, it is also a useful way to cure nail fungus. Plus it will help get rid of foot odor!
There are several ways to to use baking soda to treat nail fungus. For this method add one-half cup of baking soda, one-fourth cup of hydrogen peroxide, and one-half cup of Epsom salt to four cups of hot water, and mix together thoroughly. Add one-fourth cup of white vinegar once it's mixed. Then soak the affected nail in the solution for 10 minutes; make sure you wash your nails with clean water and dry thoroughly afterwards. Repeat this method 2 times a day until the fungus is healed.
Like baking soda, white vinegar is a multi-purpose ingredient that you already have in your kitchen. White vinegar will fight the infection as well as restore your skin’s pH balance.
To use white vinegar to treat nail fungus, mix 1 part vinegar with 2 parts warm water, and let your affected nail soak for 10-15 minutes. After make sure you wash and dry your nails. Repeat this method twice daily until the infection heals.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic, so it will help kill bacteria and fungi, and also help prevent the fungus from spreading to other nails.
One way to use apple cider vinegar to treat nail fungus is to mix it equally with water, and let your nails soak for 30 minutes. Repeat this once a day until the infections heals. You can mix a few teaspoons of the apple cider vinegar with ground rice flour to make a paste. Gently rub this on the affected nail to remove dead skin cells. Repeat this method daily until the fungus is gone.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil contains fungicide and antiseptic properties that are great for treating nail fungus. Again, there are several ways to use tea tree oil to treat nail fungus. The easiest way is to pour a bit onto cotton balls and apply them directly onto the infected nail, gently rubbing for about 10 minutes. You can also add 4-5 drops of the tea tree oil to a bowl of warm water and allow your nails to soak for 10 minutes. Repeat this method 2 times a day until the infection clears.
All of these methods work well by themselves, or in combination with each other and other methods.