Toenail fungus has become a common problem often leading to inflammation, swelling or crumbling of nails. The fungus weakens immune system by making pH level of the skin abnormal. This happens because of diabetes, poor hygiene or excess sweating in feet. Here are some ideas to treat toe nail fungus –
Bearing antifungal and antiseptic properties, lemon juice is something to help you controlling the toenail fungus from spreading. Just applying fresh lemon juice on infected toenail and leaving it for about half an hour to rinse with warm water will offer quick relief.
Mixture of garlic and vinegar helps to heal the infection soon. Cover the foot after application of this paste and leave for some time. Repeat every day for good results. Eating two crushed garlic cloves after frying it also works.
A mixture of orange oil, tea tree oil and olive oil bears antifungal properties. Don’t forget to dilute essential oils earlier than applying it on nail. Just apply the mixture of these oils on nail with a cotton ball and let it dry itself.
Mix vinegar with sufficient water to soak your feet in and then pat dry your feet. After this, add lots of baking soda in water and soak your feet in it for 5 minutes. Again pat dry your feet. Vinegar kills fungus while baking soda resists the growth.
Using lavender oil on toenail fungus is also effective. Good to know about this is that it does not burn and heals the infection very quickly.