Nails are the unsung heroes of our feet. As people grow older, their nails thin and yellow and develop nail fungus and ingrown toenails. Toenails that are unattached will get entangled in clothes, shoes, and socks and can be hard to untangle.
A few good home remedies for nail problems are very effective. With a little knowledge, they can save you money and avoid painful surgery.
The most common home remedy for nail fungus is one of the simplest and cheapest: the use of vinegar. To cure an ingrown toenail fungus, you should soak the infected toenail in vinegar until it is thoroughly cured.
You can make homemade nail polish by mixing vinegar with oil, the usual oil of oregano, to form a paste. Apply the paste to the affected nails and leave overnight.
Another home remedy for toenail fungus is to apply the paste onto the affected nail and leave it overnight. Then wash your hands and the paste will take on the appearance of honey and will work against the fungus. You can apply the paste over again.
A popular home remedy for toenail fungus is the application of vinegar and water on the nail. This remedy can be done overnight and the best part is that the symptoms don’t show up until the nail has already fallen off.
Many people find the use of natural oils, like Tea Tree Oil, to be very beneficial in treating nail fungus. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and can be bought in the essential oils section of most drug stores. They are mild and odorless and so are ideal for home use.
To cure an ingrown toenail fungus, you can soak the affected nails in liquid Castile soap. Wash them with warm water and let dry overnight.
Toothpaste is also a wonderful home remedy for toenail fungus. The powder in toothpaste will deter fungi from growing on your nails. Mix two teaspoons of toothpaste with three teaspoons of baking soda to form a paste and apply it to the affected nails.
To treat toenail fungus at night, you can soak your feet in a bucket of hot water and Epsom salts. Some people also soak their feet in vinegar, but this is not recommended unless you have had a cure for toenail fungus before.
The above are just a few of the many home remedies for toenail fungus that you can try. If none of these home remedies work, it is always best to seek medical advice as it is possible to cure toenail fungus naturally, but there are dangers involved as well.