So you have just been diagnosed with toenail fungus and is currently looking for a cure to your condition. Before you go to a drugstore and buy the first commercial anti-fungal medication that you will see, you must know that the best toenail fungus treatments are those that are natural. Why is it so you may ask? This is because natural treatments are safer, cheaper and, in most cases, more effective than commercially available conventional medicines. In fact, you can most likely find effective treatments to toenail fungus in your home right now. I bet that, without leaving your own, you can find some of the best treatments for toenail fungus. Later on, a rundown of these natural treatments will be provided.
Though natural treatments for toenail fungus abound, you are still advised to visit your physician even if you do plan to treat your toenail fungus without using prescription medicines. First of all, you should make sure that you are properly diagnosed with onychomycosis which is the scientific name for toenail fungus. Using treatments for onychomycosis when in fact you have another disorder can worsen your condition.
You should also determine how sever your infection is already. Home remedies for toenail fungus are usually just effective when the disease is only at its initial stages. You might need to buy commercially prepared treatments if your toenail fungus is in the advanced stages already.
Below is a rundown of some of the most effective natural remedies for toenail fungus. kerassentials of these natural cures have been used to combat fungal infections for centuries and have already benefited many people.
Vinegar – vinegar is an effective anti-fungal treatment because of its antiseptic and anti-fungal qualities. The best type of vinegar to use is apple cider vinegar because of its other health-giving properties. You can use vinegar as a solution where you can soak your feet. If you will use vinegar you can expect to see improvements after a couple of weeks.
Essential oils – Some essential oils such as lavender oil, tea tree oil, lemon grass oil have anti-fungal properties. Remember though to dilute essential oils before using them because they can cause irritation when use undiluted. Essential oils can be bought in natural stores and groceries.
Virgin coconut oil – The effectiveness of virgin coconut oil in treating toenail fungus is still unproven but VCO has been so far effective in treating other fungal infections.
These are just some of the best toenail fungus treatments available. There are other effective treatments but most of them require further research.