Do you think you have toenail fungus? It’s really not that uncommon. You could have innocently picked it up by that pampering pedicure you treated yourself to the other day, walking barefoot in the locker room at the gym because you forgot your flip flops, or simply enjoying time at the public pool with your kids.
Toenail fungus causes your toenail to become discolored, brittle or thickened and sometimes fall off completely. You may be able to live with it for years, but if you aren’t willing to, there are some natural remedies you can try. Ultimately though, you’ll want to consider toenail fungus laser treatment by the best podiatrist in NYC.
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6 Natural Ways to Deal with Nail Fungus
Vick’s Vapor Rub
It contains known antifungal ingredients such as camphor and eucalyptus oil, Graedon says. In a US Air Force study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 83% of people who used a cotton swab to apply a small amount of Vicks VapoRub to an affected nail at least once a day reported improvement, with almost 20% getting rid of the infection entirely. (Here's how to prevent nail fungus in the first place.)
Listerine and white vinegar
The mouthwash has ingredients such as thymol and menthol that have antifungal properties, and the vinegar is acidic, which makes an inhospitable environment for fungi. Combine the two in equal portions and soak your toes in the solution, ideally for 45 to 60 minutes daily.
"We've heard from a few readers that this has gotten rid of fungus," Graedon says. (Cornmeal has long been used as a way to banish black-spot fungal disease from roses, so it must have some sort of antifungal activity.) Pour cornmeal into a shallow pan, mix it with water hot enough to dissolve it into a paste, let it cool, and then soak your feet in it for an hour a week.
Pau d’arco tea
This inner bark of a South American tree contains antifungal compounds, and laboratory studies suggest that it's as effective as antifungal prescription meds. Soak your feet twice a day for 20 minutes in an infusion made from two pau d'arco tea bags.
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The natural remedies mentioned in the article excerpt above may seem to work for a while, but ultimately none of them will get rid of the toenail fungus completely. In order to destroy your fungus, consider toenail fungus laser treatment by the best podiatrist in NYC at Adler Footcare.
The simple outpatient procedure works by shining a laser light beam directly onto the surface of the nail, that will penetrate the nail and zap the fungal pathogens that have made their home under your nail, killing them completely so they can no longer grow.
Toenail fungus laser treatment is quick and effective, requiring only three 30-minute outpatient office visits. Patients experience minimal to no pain and will see results as the new nail begins to grow out.
Don’t waste your time trying natural remedies. You can get clear nails just in time for summer by scheduling your toenail fungus laser treatment. Learn more in the free download below or contact us at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.