WHAT IS TOENAIL FUNGUS
Let’s be clear, toenail
fungus is a serious infection, and it can get in through cracks in your toenail. It can sometimes make your toenail change color or even get thicker. It
can also cause quite a bit of pain sometimes.
Because the environment that the toes dwell in are often and damp and because your body maintains a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees, fungus grows very well
there. Different kinds of fungi and sometimes yeast affect different
parts of the nail. Left untreated, an infection could spread to other
toenails, skin, or even your fingernails.
APPEARANCE OF INFECTED TOES
Toenails are usually thicker in appearance and could be shaped in odd looking forms. The infected toenails are easily broken and may have yellowish color about them. The infected toenail can also become very loose and easily pulled from the toe if the fungus is allowed to continue.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF LEFT UNTREATED
The fungus can also spread to the genitals, where it becomes a condition called jock itch that can affect both men and women.
Toenail fungal infection is of special concern for people who are diabetics and chronic issues that weakens the immune system.
If the fungus happens to spread to the skin and causes it to crack, bacteria can get in. This can cause a condition called Cellulitis. Cellulitis causes swollen red skin and should be treated with medicine to rid the patient of the condition.
In severe cases, the infection can enter the bloodstream and be deadly. And just think, it all began as a simple little infection.
TREATMENT FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS
You would never believe that a product designed for cough suppression, would be an effective agent to fight toenail fungus infection.
The active ingredients in this product are, camphor and eucalyptus oil. Just by putting a small amount of this effective fungus fighter on the affected area each day will shortly clear up the problem.
In case, you’re wondering what the product is, it is called Vicks Vapor Rub.and it can be purchased just about anywhere.
Another effective product to cure toenail fungus is apple cider vinegar. You can take one half a cup of vinegar, one half cup of water and soak your feet in this solution for about thirty minutes. When you are all done towel dry your feet completely and repeat daily for a few weeks.
Baking soda is a product that we all have in our pantry and it can work wonders for toenail fungus. Take four or five cups of water as hot as you can bear it and mix in a half cup of baking soda.
After that add one half cup of Epsom salt, add one fourth cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide, one fourth cup of white vinegar then soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and towel dry your feet thoroughly.
Wash your feet with plain tap water and dry thoroughly. Repeat this procedure twice daily for a few weeks and watch the amazing results.
White vinegar is one of the best home remedies that anyone could use to cure toenail fungus. Take one part white vinegar and two parts water, soak your feet for ten to fifteen minutes and then towel dry thoroughly. Repeat this treatment twice daily until the fungus disappears.
Listerine mouth wash, yes you heard it right is a very good remedy to cure toenail fungus.
Use equal parts Listerine mouth wash and white vinegar, soak your feet for thirty minutes, remove from solution and towel dry. Rinse the feet and towel dry again, repeat this twice a day until the infection disappears.