Sunday, February 7, 2010

What is a home remedy for white toenail fungus?

Fungus is a growing, living thing. Changing the environment that it lives in will stop its growth. Wearing a different type of shoe may help, such as sandals to let feet breathe. Sunning the feet can also help, but be careful not to burn them.

# Soak your feet in water with vinegar added: approximately 1/4 cup of vinegar to 2 quarts of water. Do this every day for at least 2 weeks, then at least once a month.

# Use sulphur powder, available in most drug stores as a non-prescription item, or look for it in the gardening department. You can also mix this with an over-the-counter fungus powder.

# Depriving the fungus of oxygen may stop the spread of the infection into new nail as it grows. One remedy is to coat nails nightly with VapoRub only use this on a thoroughly dried toenail to avoid ';sealing in'; water that promotes fungus. Or, you can keep nail polish on them, especially at the ';quick,'; where new nail is forming.

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