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Nail Fungus Home Remedies

Posted Mar 05 2010 9:36am

Nail fungus can be a very disheartening condition. Medically known as onychomycosis, nail fungus specifically describes the overgrowth of fungi within fingernails or toenails. Nail fungus can lead to reduced nail health and nail discolouration, and may eventually lead to pain and severe inflammation. It is advised to see a physician if nail fungus is detected. However, there are home remedies specifically used for nail fungus concerns

  • Make sure to incorporate probiotic yogurt in your daily diet. Probiotic yogurt helps boost levels of the “good bacteria” in the body which actively help keep the body healthy and free of infections.
  • The application of Tea Tree Oil is one of the most popular remedies for nail fungus. Rub tree tea oil onto the nails twice a day.
  • Make a thick paste of turmeric powder and water. Apply to affected area and let dry. Then wash off with warm water. Turmeric has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
  • Soak the affected area with lemon juice.
  • Many use alcohol containing mouthwashes to treat nail fungus. Soak the affected area in a bowl of alcohol-containing mouthwash for at least 15 minutes.
  • Soak the affected are in a mixture of equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar. Soak for 20 minutes and then dry.
  • Oil of oregano is thought to be very effective in treating nail fungus. Apply oil of oregano to affected area.
  • Mix together equal parts of water and Hydrogen Peroxide for 10 minutes.

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