How to Get Rid of Nail Fungus Naturally

By Subodh / April 6, 2012

Are you the type of person that is conscious about his or her hygiene? You probably take a bath two to three times a day, brush your teeth after every meal, cut your nails twice a week, and…wait, is that fungus on your toenail? Having toenail fungus can really be a big day downer because of the infection that it could cause not only to your toes but also to your general health if left untreated. But in a simpler point of view, the fact that you have toenail fungus is very unsightly and brings so much discomfort to you.

You can’t wear your favorite slippers or sandals when you walk out in the open because other people will surely notice it and definitely have something to say about it behind your back. There are two choices for you to decide on what to use to remedy your toenail fungus and continue living a normal life along with the beauty of your toes. You can either go for the use of traditional medication or natural herbal remedies. Here are some tips that could help you get rid of nail fungus with less hassle.

1. The first and most important thing is to keep in mind that fungi love wet environments. They do not only get to easily survive there, but they also get to multiply right away. This is why you need to make sure that the affected area is clean and kept dry at all times.

2. You can make use of vinegar. All you need to do is wet a clean cloth with vinegar and rub on the affected area. Do this for at least 5 minutes. Make sure to rinse and dry the affected area after applying vinegar.

3. If you want to relax while treating your nail fungus. You can have warm water with salt added to it. Then simply soak your feet in the basin or pail of warm saline water. Make sure to add at least 9 grams of salt per 1 liter of water.

4. If you only have a couple of pennies in your pocket, you don’t have to purchase a fungicide. All you need to do is soak your water in a small amount of water just enough to submerge the affected area. Then simply throw in the pennies that you have. Since pennies are made out of copper and copper is a naturally known fungicide, all you need to do is sit down and relax while letting the copper in your pennies do the job for you.

5. Lastly, you can make use of hydrogen peroxide. Simply swab the affected area using a clean cotton swab. You can do this once a week only because hydrogen peroxide does not only affect the fungus on your toenails but also your skin.

Make sure to maintain your hygiene to prevent nail fungus from coming back.