Thursday, July 9, 2015

Easy Way To Get Rid of Nail Fungus Forever

Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a very common problem. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail. It is usually not painful, unless the infection spreads.

The fungus tends to thrive under certain conditions, such as abnormal pH levels of the skin, a weakened immune system, continuous exposure to a moist environment including sweaty shoes and socks, poor hygiene and diabetes.

If left untreated, toenail fungus can cause cracking, splitting and even complete loss of the toenail. The good news is that toenail fungus is curable and can be treated inexpensively. Various natural home remedies can cure the infection in one or two months.
 Most books and web sites only give you topical treatments for toenail fungus, and although these will work, if you don’t cure the problem internally as well you will eventually see your fungus return.

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda have a long history of use in folk medicine and home remedies. A lot of pathogens– fungi included– are only adapted to surviving within a narrow range of pH. Vinegar is very acidic, while baking soda is very basic. This helps disrupt the pH of the pathogen’s environment, leading to healthier, clearer nails. In order to take advantage of this effect, all you need are a basin large enough for your feet, warm water, baking soda, and several cups of apple cider vinegar.

Also, drink apple cider vinegar every day as it’s a potent internal fungus and bacterial killer. Just make sure it’s organic apple cider vinegar that still contains the “mother” apple. Mix up two tablespoons of ACV with a teaspoon of manuka honey in a warm glass of filtered water. If you find you can't handle the taste of the ACV liquid, take the tablets or capsules instead.

Here are the little-known natural cures for toenail fungus and natural remedies that will finally get rid of your unsightly looking toenails and give you new nails that shine!

  • First, add the apple cider vinegar to the basin. While the amount you need will be dictated by the size ofthe basin, you want at least enough to cover your nails.
  • Allow your feet to soak for about twenty minutes.
  • Dry your feet thoroughly.
  • Add enough warm water to the basin to cover your nails.
  • Add about a half cup of baking soda to the water.
  • Soak your feet for another fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Dry your feet thoroughly.
  • Repeat several times per day.

  • In between treatments, it’s a good idea to keep feet clean and dry. Wear open-toed shoes, since fungi thrive in a dark, moist environment. Keep nails and cuticles neatly trimmed, and brush nails with tea tree oil every day to help fight fungus in between treatments. It can take several weeks for fungus to die off, and more for the affected areas of nails to grow out completely, so be patient and keep on top of the treatments.

    If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you may want to consider starting to keep some on hand. Not only is it good at fighting fungal infections, it can help with a host of other common ailments. While there are plenty of brands of apple cider vinegar to choose from, the most popular are generally the raw, unpasteurized products with the “mother” still intact. The mother of vinegar is the catchall term for the microorganisms that turn juices into vinegar, which may provide additional health benefits by out-competing pathogens in the body.

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