Don’t Try This at Home

Treatment of nail fungus with home remediesContrary to what you may learn on the Internet, curing nail fungus doesn’t happen in the bathroom! At best, home remedies can temporarily stop the toe or fingernail fungus from spreading; at worst, they can result in allergic reactions or other side effects.

Most home treatments involve soaking the affected area, or applying directly on the nail with a cotton ball or swab. In and of themselves they are not dangerous, but risks include skin irritations and allergic reactions, even spreading the fungus if the area is not thoroughly dried afterward.

Let’s take a closer look at the more popular home treatments:

  • Tea tree oil, lavender oil, orange oil and oil of oregano have antiseptic or antifungal properties and are often used for the natural treatment of a variety of skin infections.
  • Bleach is popular for all sorts of home remedies, but must be handled carefully and can cause skin irritations.
  • Baking soda and white vinegar are easily available and very popular for the treatment of toenail or fingernail fungus. You can find plenty of variations of remedies using these ingredients.
  • Garlic contains allicin, a chemical with antifungal properties. Some advocate applying a garlic paste, others, eating a clove a day.
  • Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice are acidic, and thus can fight germs and bacteria. Similarly, mouthwash, with its compounds and alcohol, can act as an antiseptic to keep bacteria and fungus at bay.

Home remedies done using any of these ingredients will take time to show results. If you want to do anything at home, it would be best to try an over-the-counter nail fungus medication, which typically performs better and faster than home treatments.
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