Bothered by Nail Fungus? Let Your Fingers Reach for Home Made Remedies

Nail fungus is nothing but the discoloration and disfiguration of the both finger and toe nail brought about by the fungi. These infections are bit difficult to cure as the fungi reach the place where the medications find hard to reach.


There are many, many treatment options are available. Most common treatment option is oral consumption of anti fungal agents.

Of course, these oral anti fungal medications are effective, but the side effects of those agents’ raises doubt in the minds of the sufferers.

Home remedies are the best for those who are worried about the side effects of the anti fungal oral medications. The home remedies are simple to follow, economical and most importantly free from side effects. Let us discuss about the most common home remedies here in this article.

Tea tree oil

This is the most popular home remedy used by many people who are suffering from nail fungus. Tea tree oil, by nature has very strong fungicide and anti fungal properties. This tea tree oil has its origin in Australia where the tribes have been using this oil for so many years.

In olden days this tea tree oil was used to treat acne, cuts and scratches. Latter on people found out that the same oil is having anti fungal properties, from then on they were using this tea tree oil for various fungal ailments.

This tea tree oil can be applied on the infected nail directly without diluting it. Since this tea tree oil is very strong, only use few drops of it at a time. This oil can also be mixed with olive oil and applied on the infected nail in order to have moisturizing effect.

Apple cider vinegar and water

Apple cider vinegar has been in use to treat nail fungus for long. This is one of the “well known all cure remedy”. Apple cider vinegar is poured in to the basin. Equal quantity of water is poured in the same basin.

The infected nail is soaked in the mixture for about 15-20 minutes. After 20 minutes take the nail out of the apple cider vinegar and dry the nail completely. If required hair drier can be used to dry the nail which is very important.

Mouth wash containing Listerine

For many people, it may sound strange, but there are many who swear that Listerine mouth wash can cure nail fungus. The well known fact is that Listerine is an effective antiseptic.

Hence nothing wrong in trying Listerine mouth washes to cure nail fungus. All one has to do is to soak the infected nail, in Listerine mouth wash for few minutes. Repeat the same procedure daily till the nail becomes normal.

Oregano oil

Oregano oil has been used since long to treat nail fungus infections. Instead of using oregano oil alone, it is better to mix it with olive oil for better results.

Two or three drops of oregano oil are mixed with one teaspoon of olive oil. This mixture is then applied to the affected nail daily till the infection is cleared.

Alpha hydroxyl oil creams

These creams are used to treat acne, dry skin etc. The same cream can be used with success to correct the rough and dry skin noticed around the infected nail.

Dry and scaly skin will make he person susceptible for nail fungus infection. This cream is used more for prevention than cure nail fungus.

Lavender oil

Lavender oil can be used either alone or in combination with the tea tree oil to treat nail infection as it has anti fungal property.



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