Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toe Nail Fungus Remedies

toe nail fungus


Have you found yourself with a toe nail fungus this summer?

vick vapo rub
You could try Vicks Vaporub
Some of its ingredients are effective at killing fungus. Recently, a client said her doctor recommended it. The fungus lives under the toenail. The more it grows, the more it damages the nail and the skin underneath the nail. 

Apply the Vicks underneath the free edge of the nail. Be sure the nail is clean and dry. You can lightly blow dry underneath the infected nail after a shower to get it really dry. Press the Vicks into the area of the nail that is pulling away from the nail bed. Apply it daily. It sticks with you due to the petroleum in it. You can cover it loosely with a bandage to keep the Vicks from getting everywhere. Keep the toenail short, trimming regularly. Fungal infections are stubborn. It's gonna take a while. Be persistent with it. It may not work for everyone, though.


Active Ingredients: Camphor (synthetic) 4.8%, Eucalyptus Oil 1.2%, Menthol 2.5%. Other ingredients: Cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petroleum, thymol, Turpentine oil


Thymol is from thyme. Very anti fungal. As is Oregano oil. 


Please know before you buy: Vicks VapoRub is a Proctor and Gamble product. They are notorious animal testers. A North Carolina pharmacist created Vicks as a croup remedy for babies back in 1894. It wasn't tested on animals then but it is now. Do keep in mind, any prescribed medication is tested on animals too.


Tea Tree Oil 

Tea Tree oil is a great alternative to Vicks and not tested on animals. It too is very effective for treating fungus. Find it in stores that sell natural products such as health food stores.
tea tree oil
Apply a couple drops to the underside of the infected nail 2-4 times a day. Be sure the nail is clean and dry. Lightly blow dry underneath the infected nail after a shower to get it really dry. Keep the toenail short, trimming regularly. Again, fungal infections are stubborn. It's gonna take a while.  Be persistent with it.

Here are a few more remedies:
Listerine- soak the infected toe 2 times per day (Listerine is made by an animal testing company)

Bleach- mix 1 part bleach to 3 parts water and soak the infected toe 2 times per day


White Vinegar- soak the infected toe 2 times per day in undiluted white vinegar


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1 comment :

  1. The antiseptics within the Listerine will kill the fungus and the natural acids in the vinegar or lemon juice will work away on the fungus making it simpler for the Listerine to kill the fungus As with other remedies , this could take some time to work.Flexitol Nail Cream Reviews

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