Home Treatment of Toenail Fungus

By: moneyworks
Toenail Fungus affects millions of people worldwide and is notoriously difficult to cure. Apart from taking months to completely cure, it is an irritating condition to suffer from.

Fortunately, there are some treatments available. These treatments fall into two categories. These are; commercial and home treatments.

Commercial treatments are freely available from chemists and supermarkets. No prescription is required and these products have been tried and tested by experts before being sold.

These treatments usually come in the form of tablets or creams.

Two of the most popular commercial treatments are Lamisil tablets and ClearZal.

Lamisil is taken orally and has successfully treated 19 million people worldwide and works well in resistant cases of toenail fungus.

Clearzal is a clinically tested topical nail care solution. It is an antimicrobial solution that kills 99% of infections caused by microbes.

The disadvantage of commercial products is that they can be expensive and, in some cases, have been shown to cause rare side effects such as liver problems and allergic skin reactions.

Many people prefer a home treatment of toenail fungus because there is no need to deal with tablets or the side effects of conventional medication while still retaining fast and effective relief.

An example home treatment of toenail fungus is the daily soaking of the affected nail in a solution that will kill the fungus. Common soaking solutions include dilute chlorine bleach, household vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide or Listerine mouthwash.

These solutions contain anti-fungal agents in them that should eliminate nail fungus. This solution should be applied daily.

Another method is to mix vinegar, tea tree oil, colloidal silver and Vicks vapor rub until they merge into a smooth ointment.

After this, make sure you nails are clean and apply this ointment to the top of your affected nail. The best time to do this is after a bath or before you go to sleep at night. Continue to do this daily and you should see an improvement in your condition.

The main ingredient in this ointment, tea tree oil, is an extract of the leaves and stems from the tea tree and has been scientifically proven to contain anti-fungal properties.

These methods have been used for years in many households and have been very effective in dealing with nail fungus.

Using the methods mentioned in this article (commercial or home treatment); you will be on the right track to curing your nail fungus. However, please remember that for the nail fungus to be completely cured - fungus needs to be removed and your nail needs to grow which can take a few months.
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