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Toenail fungus is a common problem faced by many people across the borders. The most common causes of toenail fungus is wearing tight-fitting shoes or tight hosiery that result in excessive sweating, abnormal pH level of the skin, wearing unclean socks over damp feet after bathing or exercising and a poor body immunity.
If not treated on time, this can spread from one toe to another and even to other parts of the body. Toenail fungus breeds and grows rapidly in a moist and warm habitat. Thus, unless you take proper care to keep your feet clean and dry at all times you are likely to suffer from this embarrassing problem.
There are some simple home remedies that you can follow to treat this toe nail fungus. One of the most effective toe nail fungus remedies that you can try at your home is applying a mix of tea tree oil and olive oil to the affected area. You can use a cotton ball to apply this mix around your toenails and massage it gently so that it is absorbed by the skin on the surrounding area.
Since tea tree oil is a potent natural antiseptic and fungicide, it will help kill the fungus and relieve you from its symptoms. To get the best results, you should do this everyday for over a week. You can also use a mix of tea tree oil and lavender oil to get similar results.
You can also soak your toes in listerine mouthwash to kill the fungus. The powerful antiseptic properties of the mouthwash will effectively get rid of the fungus and leave your toes looking healthy. Another strong antiseptic solution that you can make at home to treat your toe fungus is by mixing apple cider vinegar in equal quantity of warm water. You should soak your toes in this solution for 5 to 10 minutes and then take them out and dry them completely.
An easy way to soothe the skin irritation caused by toe nail fungus is by applying a mix of oregano and olive oil to the affected area. The proportion of this solution should be two drops of oregano oil in a tea spoon of olive oil. You need to apply this mix for at least three weeks to get desired results. To help your body flush out the dead skin cells from the toe nail area, you can apply AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creams on your feet before going to bed.