Causes And Remedies For Toenail Fungus

Toes nail fungus Causes, Symptoms, Diet and Remedy

Toenail fungus is  caused due to contact with other affected people, keeping feet damp.
Usually people get affected by toenail fungus in damp areas such as shower stalls, swimming pools or public gyms. Toe nail fungus spreads from one toe to the another or to other parts of the body. Athletes and people who give stress to their toe by wearing tight hosiery or tight fitted shoes are at even greater risk of toe nail fungus. Other reasons are like not drying off the feet thoroughly after bathing or exercise, decreased immunity, and abnormal pH level of the skin.
Common Causes - Toe nail fungus
Doctors and medical specialist have concluded that in cases of toenail fungus it can be seen the patient’s previous history of visiting damp areas such as swimming pools, public gyms, or even shower stalls. Toe nail fungus has the possibility of spreading to other parts of the body including the other toe.
Remedies for Toenail fungus
Home remedies and natural cures for Toe nail fungus -- Tea tree oil remedy for Toe nail fungus  
Tea tree oil is considered as an effective naturally existing fungicide and antiseptic that will help, fight your Toenail related fungi problems. Apply gently olive oil with un-diluted tea tree oil for fast action to the affected toe nail for relief and fast cure. Alternatively you can also put few drops of undiluted tea tree oil on the toe nails and rub it and continue this process thoroughly every day.
Using Listerine mouthwash
Soaking your toes in ‘Listerine’ mouthwash is one of the best ways of curing Toenail fungus. The powerful natural antiseptic leaves your toe nails looking original and healthy.
Curing toe nail fungus using natural apple cider vinegar and mild hot water
Soak your feet for 15 - 20 minutes in a container of natural apple cider vinegar and full of mild hot water mixed in equal proportion. When after 15 to 20 minutes, make sure that you dry your toe nails thoroughly. You can even use a hair dryer on mild warm settings to absorb all the ‘moisture’ in and around the toes and toe nails.
Lavender oil and Tea tree oil 
Use equal amount of tea lavender oil and tree oil on a swab or cotton ball. Pour it under the top edge part of the toe nail and surrounding area 2 or 3 times a day. Lavender will help prevent skin irritation and fight the infection and Tea tree oil is a natural antibiotic
Using Olive oil and Oregano
Blend 2 drops of ‘Oregano’ essential oil with a tea spoon of olive oil. Apply this blended mixture on the affected toe nail area daily and for NOT more than three weeks. Oregano essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, ant parasitical, analgesic and antiseptic properties
Creams like AHA.You can apply Lather Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) creams on all parts of your feet especially toe nails before going to bed. This will clear up the rough ‘scaly’ skin from your feet, which is more prone and chance to growing fungus.
Toe nail fungus Diet
Your Diet plays a very important and vital role in curing any small or large ailment. People who are having toe nail fungus should include more probiotics, in their diet. This will help boost your body to fight against the fungus. Kefir and Yogurt are good natural sources of probiotics. Reduce the intake of refined carbs like vinegar, dairy products and sugar. ‘Olive leaf’ extract is an excellent anti-fungal agent.
Suggestion for precautions against Toenail fungus
  • Always remember to wash and clean your feet after visiting public places like public gyms or swimming pools
  • Toe nail fungus thrives in ‘warm moist’ areas like the swimming pools, showers or locker rooms and spas. After back from such public places, it is safe to wash your feet cleanly with a anti-fungal thoroughly and dry them well.
  • Wear cotton socks
  • Wear cotton socks to absorb moisture from the feet that happens from sweating
  • Avoid sharing linen with affected people
  • Avoid sharing washcloths, shoes, towels or any other personal items of people who have already contracted this disease
  • Avoid nailpolish and Trim nails
  • Don’t use nail polish, and keep your nails cut short. Trim your toe nails regularly.

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