Toenail Fungus Home Remedy Treatments
Natural Nail Fungus Treatments
There are many home cures or treatments for nail fungus some have a higher success rate than others. It is of utmost importance to understand that the fungal infection will not simply vanish overnight. All home fungus treatments must be viewed as a long term approach.
The postives of using a home remedy to treat nail fungus is that nothing unnatural or alien is introduced to your body - most home remedies involve external application so the possible side effects are minimal or greatly reduced.
The negative aspect to home nail fungus treatment is that is a fairly long winded approach and success depends on the severity of the fungal infection.
Most Effective Home Nail Fungus Cures
We have detailed and reviewed the most effective home remedy treatments - these natural treatments involve using products that quite unsually are designed for something else.
There are many more that we could list and review but some are not beneficial to health and some are quite dangerous. None the four home treatments will cause any serious or long term side effects.
All of the products in the methods described can be found either in your home or purchased from a local store.
The disadvantage of using these methods as with most home remedies is that time and patience is key. As mentioned previously these are long term solutions and should only be tried for mild cases of fungal infection.
If you do have a more severe fungal infection you should consult your GP or doctor.
Alternative Home Nail Fungus Treatments
There are, as you would expect some other self help fungal treatments that we cannot justify a recommendation due to either lack of evidence or possible danger to health.
The Nearly List...
Tea Tree Oil - Some suffers from fungal nail conditions have found success by using tea tree oil. Tee tree oil has antiboitic properties and when applied to affected nails 2 or 3 times a day can reduce the irritation ok skin around the nails. Tea tree oil is not as affective to help fight the infection.
Oregano Oil and Olive Oil - Applying a few drops of oregano oil with a spoon full of olive oil can reduce the inflamtion and soreness of the nail bed. Oregano oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents so can be effective. It is suggested to not use this method for longer than 3 to four weeks. 3 to weeks is not long enough to fight the fungal infection, it will almost certainly return.
Old Wives Tales...
Hot Water - A failry common treatment but one that is recommended you do not try for obvious reasons is to dip the infected nails into scoulding hot water. This method will cause more problems than it solves
Hoping And Praying - The longer you leave the infection, the more it will take a hold. Do something sooner rather than later - fungal infection is best treated in the early stages of development. No amount of hoping it will go away of its own volition will work!