Embarrassed to kick off your shoes in public or around people? Do you find yourself covering your feet at places like the beach? Instead of trying the latest toenail and foot fungus treatments, try using household natural products and easy treatments to take care of your problem.
Toenail fungus, which is also known as onychomycosis, causes inflammation, thickening, swelling, yellowing, and pain in the toenail and toe. An additional symptom is crumbling of the toenail, which is due to abnormal skin pH levels and can happen because of poor hygiene, a bad immune system, exposure to high levels of moisture, and/or poor circulation.
Cure your discomfort by using these natural products and be worry free the next time you decide to take your shoes off and wiggle your toes in public.
7. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is derived from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree and is known for its exceptional antiseptic properties. First, begin by cleaning the affected area and then apply tea tree oil directly to the toe. Allow the toenail to become fully soaked for about 10 minutes and then scrub it off. Repeat daily.
6. Baking Soda
Not only can baking soda treat and remove a damaged toenail, but it can also keep the fungus from returning. It also has the ability to dry up the excess moisture on your toes, and it can even help with foot odor. Create a paste using baking soda and water and apply it directly to the toenail. Let it soak for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. You can also create a foot bath by mixing a bucket of water with baking soda and letting your feet soak completely.