Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, can cause a quite unpleasant pain on your toenails or fingernails. This fungus is often caused by moisture trapped in shoes, therefore it usually affects the toenails. The fungus can also be caused by yeast or mold, but it’s still collectively known as nail fungus.
How does a toenail fungus look like:
Generally, a nail fungal infection looks like a simple white or yellow spot on the nail’s tip. As it begins to develop, the nail may start to thicken, get darker in color, become cracked, change shape, or become numb.
In a more severe case of nail fungus, the nail may begin to separate, which can be a bit uncomfortable. Without therapy, toenail fungus can go on forever. Moreover, even if you do treat your nail fungus, the toenail infection can again reoccur.
Here are the 3 natural ways on how to get rid of toenail fungus:
- Tea Tree/Orange Oil Rub
To make this mixture you will need:
- A teaspoon of tea tree oil
- 1/2 a teaspoon of orange oil
- 1/2 a teaspoon of olive oil or grapeseed oil
- Cotton balls
Mix all of the ingredients together and soak a cotton ball in the mixture. Then, use it to apply the mixture on to the affected toenail, let it dry naturally.
Alternatively, you can place 4-5 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of water big enough to soak your feet in. Leave your feet for about 15-20 minutes. You need to perform these treatments in the mornings and in the evenings.
- Baking soda and vinegar soak
To make this soak you will need:
- 5 tablespoons of baking soda
- A cup of vinegar (white or apple cider)
- Bowl to soak your feet in
At first, mix the vinegar with enough water to soak your feet in. Let it soak for 15 minutes, and then pat dry your feet with paper towels. Add the baking soda to the mixture, and place your feet back for an extra 15 minutes.
- Coconut Oil
For this treatment, you need coconut oil only.
In addition, this will help to soften your feet and hands. Just rub coconut oil onto the affected area and let it absorb and dry naturally. This can help destroy the fungus and keep it from growing back.