How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a very common problem. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail. It is usually not painful, unless the infection spreads.

The fungus tends to thrive under certain conditions, such as abnormal pH levels of the skin, a weakened immune system, continuous exposure to a moist environment including sweaty shoes and socks, poor hygiene and diabetes.

If left untreated, toenail fungus can cause cracking, splitting and even complete loss of the toenail. The good news is that toenail fungus is curable and can be treated inexpensively. Various natural home remedies can cure the infection in one or two months.

how to get rid of toenail fungus

Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of toenail fungus. If the condition is painful or spreading further then do consult your doctor.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic and can help prevent toenail fungus from spreading. At the same time, it kills bacteria and fungi.

  • Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Soak your toenail in this solution for 30 minutes daily. When done, dry your toenail thoroughly. When used daily for a few weeks, you will notice improvement very quickly.
  • Another option is make an antifungal exfoliating scrub by some coarsely ground rice flour with a few spoons of apple cider vinegar. Apply this paste on and around the affected nail and gently scrub the area. Do this a few times a week. This remedy will also help get rid of dead skin cells and keep your skin soft.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has antiseptic as well as antifungal properties that help a lot in the treatment of toenail fungus. This oil is also used to treat other kinds of skin infections.

  1. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in one teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil.
  2. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected toenail.
  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes, and then use a toothbrush to gently scrub the affected nail.
  4. Do this two or three times daily until you are satisfied with the results.

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a readily available staple in most kitchens that can also be used to cure toenail fungus. It will also help neutralize foot odor.

  1. Add one-half cup of baking soda, one-fourth cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and one-half cup of Epsom salt to four cups of hot water. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, and then add one-fourth cup of white vinegar to it.
  2. Soak the affected toenail in this solution for about 10 minutes.
  3. Wash with clean water and dry your foot thoroughly.
  4. Repeat the process twice daily for several weeks.

4. White Vinegar

White vinegar is one of the best ingredients for treating toenail fungus because it fights the infection and helps restore the skin’s pH.

  1. Mix one part of white vinegar with two parts of warm water.
  2. Soak the affected toenail in this solution for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off and dry the affected area thoroughly.
  4. Repeat twice daily until the fungus is gone.

Note: If your skin becomes irritated, add more water to the solution and repeat the process every other day instead of daily.

5. Oil of Oregano

Oil of oregano has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties. This makes oregano oil an effective treatment for toenail fungus.

  1. Mix two drops of oil of oregano in one teaspoon of olive oil.
  2. Apply this mixture on the affected.
  3. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Then, rinse it off and dry your toes thoroughly.
  5. Repeat once or twice daily for three weeks to see positive results.

6. Listerine Mouthwash

Listerine mouthwash, which kills bacteria and germs in the mouth, can also be used to treat toenail fungus. The mouthwash has several compounds as well as alcohol that act as a strong antiseptic to keep away harmful bacteria and fungi.

  1. Fill a small tub with Listerine mouthwash, or a combination of equal parts of Listerine and white vinegar.
  2. Soak the affected foot in this solution for about 30 minutes, and then scrub the infected toenail gently.
  3. Rinse it off and dry the affected area thoroughly.
  4. Repeat this remedy once or twice daily until the infection clears.




  1. Home remedy for female itch on labia majora?

    • Use the same thing as men use for jock itch!!!

    • Lavender oil. It will seem to heat up the area to which it is applied, but do not be scared, it doesn’t burn. Works very quickly. It is also good for toenail fungus, but that takes a much longer regimen to see results.

    • If your itch is due to candida, my sister used to take garlic oil softgels, plus
      a good probiotic, which eliminated it over six months.

      Take the garlic and probiotic at least two hours apart, or else the garlic
      may kill the probiotic as well.

    • Apply natural yoghurt for a few days. Recommended by both gynaecologists that treated me. The yeast grows because the Lacillus bacteria that should naturally dominate your lower regions got killed off by all the antibiotics modern people use. Lacillus bacteria lower the pH and kills off the yeast. The stuff you can buy over the counter to “recolonize”with beneficial bacteria after you’ve applied anti-yeast cream contain the same thing but costs a fortune.

  2. Try using baby powder. If you shave there you might have cut yourself but my sister used baby powder and hers went away.

  3. Crystal… try plain, natural yogurt

    • I agree, before you go to bed apply plain yogurt. Not only is it cool and soothing but it helps with the irritation. I wear cotton panties and stay away from mini pads when the itching starts too!

  4. How do you get rid of small red bumps on the back top part of your leg? I have tried everything that people have recommended. Please help

    • Have you tried adding pro and pre biotic to your diet? Increasing these may also helps with eczema. It’s improved the eczema my grandson and I deal with and the red bumps on the back of my arms are gone.

      • Eczema is nothing to play with, I have been a natural healing studies since the 70’s and had my own cutting edge vitamin store in central Fl.
        Mothers would come in with there children suffering with eczema and psoriasis.
        No topical creams the dermatologist’s have will stop it, your wasting your money.
        Psoriasis is in the blood. The native Indians knew that no disease can live in clean blood.
        You need to buy Ezzeac {notice the spelling} plus cat’s claw 16 oz bottle tea extracts.
        There are 6 blood cleansing herbs that will kill parasites, fungus,bacteria,and many disease causing agents.
        Directions of how to take: two ounces three times a day, drinking plenty of water! This is a big detoxing tea and the water must flush out the toxins.
        It may take more then one bottle, up to three or four, I suggest buying a case, they come 6 16 oz bottles.
        Also take, Acidophiles 10 billion probiotic from Renew life, this is a good one.
        There are others like Natren, Dr. Ohhira’s.
        One more thing and this is Important: When suffering from these symptoms, this is no small thing.Colostrum must be taken in conjuration with the Acidophilus, doing this helps the Acidophilus to stick in the intestines! These intestinal problems interfere with digestion. Which means food is not being broken down properly. In time it will weaken the intestinal tract allowing toxins from the food to enter in the arteries form the lower intestines into the bodies blood stream. DA.

    • Coconut oil took the little bumps off my arms. It took about a week?

    • debbieNewhook May 8, 2014, 4:32 am

      I have had those red bumps on the back of my legs since I was a almost 50 years later I finally got rid of them. I started to do detox bathing every day in salts and I took a scrub brush to every part of my body…I just noticed a few months ago that the back of my legs a really smooth now, no bumps..good luck

    • Try scrubbing the affected area with Head and Shoulders with
      a loofa type sponge.

  5. edna gervero lopez May 7, 2013, 1:54 am

    thank you very much. I have been looking for these because I am having problem regarding my toenails. It is indeed because Of my sweating while wearing close shoes and probably moisture is relaly a breeding place for bacteria and fungus.

    • Here it is, easy and inexpensive!

      Tried a lot of OTC products and home remedies and here is what worked best (by far!) for me. Happily it was both simple and probably the least costly.

      I won’t mention product names — and some were quite expensive — but I tried five before settling on what worked for me.

      Yes, soaks are messy and inefficient, but they work. As I am not the soaking type here’s what I did:

      A simple 50-50 solution — I merely eye-balled the proportions — of vinegar (I had apple cider vinegar in my cupboard so used it) and Listerine (the original mediciny-tasting one) applied throughout the day when convenient using a MEDICINE DROPPER. Simple!

      I have the added advantage of working at home so I could walk around barefoot and apply the drops directly to the toenails whenever I thought to do so. (Even have a dedicated towel to keep underfoot during the dropping process.)

      If you are limited to doing it before and after time in the workplace, it will still work just as well.

      Fungus cannot survive in an acidic environment so the application of the solution is VERY effective.

      To accelerate the process I would use the Vick’s Vap-O-Rub trick whenever I had occasion to put on socks to go out. This bang-bang method was by far the most effective one (especially the 50-50 solution as my earlier Vick’s efforts alone seemed to yield negligible results).

      I’m telling you, I SWEAR by the 50-50 solution, and the simplicity of the eyedropper method vs. the impracticality of footsoaks is a no-brainer, especially since you will likely do it a number of times a day instead of just once, if that. And it’s by far the CHEAPEST!

      Try it. I promise you’ll get very favorable results.

  6. Connie, I’m pretty sure what u have, the small red bumps on the back of your legs is capilaris pilaris. It’s sometimes called chicken skin, since it looks a little like chicken skin or goose bumps. It’s totally harmless, and very common. It’s usually on the back of upper arms and the sides or back of thighs. More common in teens than adults, but younger children and adults can have it too. The skin around the hair follicles grows too much & clogs itself. The best way to treat it is to moisturize the area. It tends to be worse in thed winter, so u may need to moisturize more. If it doesn’t bother you, just ignore it; it’s totally harmless, but if you are bothered by it and moisturizing isn’t enough dermatologists can prescribe creams with lactic acid or even retin A to soften the hard red bumps.

    Good luck. See a doctor if you are concerned! I’m not a doctor.

    • My son & husband have the same bumps and have had success using coconut oil.

      • I did not see this on your list .I used ground CAYNNE pepper and just enough water to make a paste.Got rid of toe fungus in three days .

    • I used to have hard red bumps on the backs of my arms when i was a teenager. however, having a drink of freshly made carrot and orange juice and a teaspoon of olive oil to help the body absorb the vitamin A got rid of the bumps very quickly. Also my father cured skin cancer by substituting freshly made carrot juice for all his cups of tea or coffee, and using foods high in nitrilosides, such as almonds. He was cured completely in three months. The skin specialist was amazed.

    • it is a common problem (genetic) that peaks in adolescence, called kerotosis pilaris. Use a prescription strength exfoliating cleanser and lotion on a regular basis. It can lead to deep acne if not treated consistently. My 12 year old daughter has it, and if we run out of the products (glycolic acid based and lactic acid based) the keratin builds back up like a wax on her skin, and she ends up with a billion plugged up pores on her back, shoulders, chest, and scalp. Glytone KP works for us. I’m interested in trying coconut oil. It may also dissolve the waxy keratin.

      • to add a note to my previous string, when we ran out of the pricey products that really work well, we rubbed my daughter’s back and shoulders with vinegar, it helped dissolve the keratin somewhat, but not nearly enough to penetrate into and clear the plugs in her pores. The combination of beta hydroxys and alpha hydroxys work best to cleanse and purify the pores. hope that helps for someone out there.

    • try dry brushing the backs of your legs and arms before a shower. Put organic, virgin coconut oil on after.

  7. First of all, thanks for the information. I intend to try several of them. However, I do have a question regarding any of the foot bath mixtures. Do you have to mix new new batches each day or can you reuse the mixture from the day before. I have not seen this address and would like to know. Does the mixture keep its effectiveness from day to day? And, if you keep the same mixture, do you have to do something to make sure it does not become contaminated?

  8. Cheryl, I read elsewhere that you could reuse the Listerine mixture as long as you cover it after each use. They recommended using a plastic box with a lid but didn’t say how long it could be kept. I’m going to try this remedy. Will also try the probiotics for arm bumps. My derm suggested a lotion but I can’t stand the smell! Thanks for the information. Good luck!

  9. If you have a toenail fungus listerine will work but it takes time more than a few months. I pour it by the capfuls under my toenails…I do it regularly to keep it away. It will take as long as it takes for it to grow out. I had the kind where your nail turns white n thick on both my big toes. You have to keep doing it until it is completely grown out. You can’t stop once it starts growing out but it does work :-)

    • If you mix tea tree oil with DMSO this combination will transmit the tea tree oil through the nail to the fungus and get better and quicker results

    • I can tell you from very recent experience…white vinegar and oil of oregano. Couldn’t believe how quickly it worked. I just cut my nails and then took a cotton ball and soaked each nail for abut 5 minutes. Then I mixed about 2 T of sweet almond oil with about 10 drops of oil of oregano and did the same thing. After a week I started cleaning under the nails (even tho I read you shouldn’t) and continued the above. After 1 month, ONE MONTH, my nails were clear. I also kept my feet/nails open to the air/sun as much as possible. I can now wear sandals for the first time in a long time. I only use polish for special occasions and take it off the same day. Nails look great!

  10. Would love to have this app on my phone I use ginger everyday and take the supplements too

  11. I have tried everything my podiatrist has suggested other than removing my big toe nails which I will not do. I have taken all the prescription medications and the oils she has given me for the last year with absolutley no results. I’m trying the peroxide, baking soda, water, Epsom soda and vinager soak but I’m very interested in what jns posted about apple cider vinager and Listerine soak and using Vick’s Vapor Rub as well to accelerate the process. I just wanted to verify that I can store the soak in a covered bowl to use as I go so I won’t have to continually have to make a new batch and just how frequently you actually applied this to your toes? For the first time I’m actually excited that I just might get rid of this junk I got from getting a pedicure that I will NEVER allow myself to indulge in ever again. What a costly and lengthly mistake. Thank all of you for your wonderful ideas that Doctors seem to have a clue about to help me.

    • I tried everything, finally had nail removed, painful but worked
      9 months later nail has grown back along with fungus
      I’ts a never ending cycle :< I think you need to soak lots even
      when new nail comes back

  12. a great and by far the cheapest remedy is yes(yuk)your own urine,however not the first morning batch as it is a bit too smelly.It also has to be applied or used for as long as it takes for the nail to regrow. It certainly is the most soothing “medicine”

  13. Okay, so it is a fungus, so it is not going to like acid (vinegar, lemon, etc) and anything antiseptic, (oils) or the baking soda either – and the most drastic option is apparently to excise the nail. (Ouch!)
    I tried all the Pharmacist’s options, curing is extremely slow as the fungus seems to grow back towards the cuticle faster than the nail grows. If you run out of stuff and forget to go to the chemist you are back years again. I even took a sample clipping to the Doctor (as asked) but they couldn’t find out what it was. Presumably they might have given me something more specific.
    Out of desperation, I got a cotton wool ball and taped it to my toe, then drenched it in Cider Vinegar, taped it over and left it all night. I topped it up again in the morning so it got a right good soaking.
    Then I set about my toe determinedly filing with an emery as close as I could get (without hurting myself) I spent around half an hour, filing, filing, filing. Photographing the result with my phone, so I could look closer, then filing again. (not easy to see your own big toe!)
    Then I poured on one of the commercial preparations and, as it penetrated, it showed up some white streaks going back into the nail, so, even more determined to chase this damned fungus I got a big pin and VERY gently and carefully tried to scrape away the nail to get to the streaks. The preparation I had used had softened the nail more, so, having realised that, now I use this technique to get (carefully) into the “tracks” it seems to make as it expands into the toenail fibres.
    Then, having filed away as much as you can – make sure you use the preparation REGULARLY as instructed. File, apply, repeat.
    It seems it takes forever, but I am winning now. Most of the nail is clear.
    Of course, it had to be the big toe, and the nail on that seems even thicker due to the fungus, I think it expands the nail as it is very hard to file. So every couple of weeks I just resign myself to sitting for a long time, gently and carefully filing off as much as I dare.
    If I run out of preparation I tape some cotton wool and cider vinegar to it and leave it on all night, if I wake during the night I top it up so it remains soaked. If I am at home watching TV I might give it an extra soaking in cider vinegar.
    Leave it by your bed so you remember to do it every morning and every night.
    I am wondering if Frankincense would help?
    Anyway, good luck, it is a pig of a thing to get rid off, takes a lot longer than the medication suggests. A month or two? … not in my case.
    Oh, re. person who asked about reusing the solutions, I know it is expensive, but you don’t want the fungus or dust or filings to contaminate the cure, so I wouldn’t keep on using the same stuff too often or you might inadvertantly spread it to your other toes. I’d suggest using fresh solution if you can. Instead of using a load in a basin, try taping cotton wool to your toe instead, then throw it away.

  14. I have been looking for safe and effective ways to treat and cure toenail fungus. I have an infant that I breast-feed and so I have to be careful of what I ingest, so prescriptions are out of the question. I decided to try the vinegar and water, it’s only been 2 days, but already 2 of my toenails have fallen off. I’m going to switch 2 using Listerine and vinegar (the 50/50 method described above), maybe that smells better, but for the first time, I am very optimistic. I will post my end results and hopefully everyone finds an answer to what they’re looking for. Good luck and thank God for natural remedies!

    • Use cayenne pepper mixed with a little bit of water to make a paste, apply it to your nail 2-3 times a day.

      You can also make a drink with cayenne pepper in it. Mix two teaspoons of cayenne pepper with 8 ozs of water.

      Thanks and God Bless!

  15. Sharon vanlandingham July 30, 2013, 9:19 pm

    I soaked a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then taped it on my fungus toes
    And wearing for 24 hours approx. I hope it’s working cause my toes sure feel funny, diffently like something is happening. This is the second time at trying this, I did see small improvement on toes.

  16. Hi, I found this sight and I am more than willing to try the 50/50 combination for my nails, also for people with exzema( not sure if i spelled that correctly) but instead of using a body lotion, try using a body butte, there is a brand called “H2O” derived from the sea its suppose to help real good with the bumps, especially if you have sensitive skin. I have customers who love buying this product. You can find it at most Bealls department stores,or on the website,but it should help with it. Hope all is well!!

  17. I wound up here because I was looking for an herbal mix to add to vinegar for a foot soak. I have fungal nails AND athlete’s foot and I bought this stuff from Long Creek Herbs, which you add to 4 cups of cider vinegar, steep overnight and strain out. This makes a soak that you can use for 2 months!

    I’ve used it for almost that long and thought if I could make my own mix I could save the $15.00 for the herbal mix, but what I found was an amazing array of totally different ideas and no clue which one to use. What I do want to say about the Long Creek mix is that after 9 weeks I can see new growth on all my fungal nails, and want it to keep growing out.

    The nice thing about this mix is 1/ you don’t have to make a new mix every day and 2/ you only need to do it for five minutes a day. I don’t think I’d do it if I had to soak it for half an hour……

    Hope this helps.

  18. I had ulcerative colitis and – after 5 years of using drug store creams, liquids etc I found the solution. I live in a very hot and humid climate and have to wear socks and shoes all day.
    The solution. A couple hours after a shower and allowing the nail bed to dry, I make sure they are well trimmed, then soak the nails in Listerene for 10 – 15 min each about twice a week. I DO NOT rinse it off. Just let it dry and go to bed. It is the first time I have had clean nails in 6 years.
    Try and use a clear Listerene – I had blue nails for a while.

  19. I wish that I could post pics on here of my feet. I’ve been treating them for a month now and I’ve noticed a drastic change. I had 3 toes on my right foot that were thick and green and 1 on my left. All 3 on the right are clear of any green gunk. The toenails of course are still infected, but doing much better as most of my nails are growing in clear and the nail is no longer thick. The toenail on the right is still green, but the nail is no longer thick and the nail is falling away. I have been treating them using the following method:

    Soaking every mid-day in vinegar and water for 15 min.
    Dropping a few drops of vinegar and Listerine in the AM and PM
    Using Fungi-Nail, bought from Wal-Mart, AM and PM, preferably before using the vinegar and Listerine drops

    I file the nails down as much as I can without hurting myself, once every 2 weeks and then soak them mid-day in the vinegar and water and wash my feet everyday and dry them really well. I know this sounds like over kill and I’m sure the vinegar and Listerine is not needed because I’m already soaking them in vinegar and water, but I want this fungus DEAD!!!

  20. I used personally – black walnut powder from my health food store mixed with some olive oil to make a paste – applied it to my big toenail ( the only one affected ) and after a few days the toenail started growing in clear !! It worked for me !! That was like 15 years ago – never had to use it again.


  22. I used Seabreeze for my toenail fungus and it went away
    Seabreeze also works well on athletes foot, although it will burn on athlete’s foot crack feet. It still works

  23. Kristi about how much vinegar and water did you use? I am thinking maybe I can make the mixture and pour some in a spray bottle and use that mid day you think that helps? Thanks

  24. I have a toe that has been swollen for over two weeks now presumably from toenail fungus infection. It is getting bigger and redder every day. I have used poltices 24/7 of all sorts of natural cures recommended everywhere on the Internet. Like oil of oregano, clove, pine, garlic, ginger, tea tree, castor oil, hazelnut oil. It is painful especially when I put on shoes and try to walk. I am starting to get fearful. Has anyone else had this problem? Or have a solution?

  25. Thank you so much for all this info! :-)

  26. I have been fighting toe nail fungus for 10 year now I have tried everything. One day talking to my mom about the stuff I order from China and Mexico to try she said toe nail fungus is easy kosher salt soak 20 minutes 2 times a day file once a week your toe nail will fall off whatever so I tried I am 7 days into this half my toe nails are gone good god I hope they grow back impressed

  27. I found this to work the best…

    1) start by trimming your nails back and filing

    2) pour hydrogen peroxide over the infected area and tiny bubbles will start appearing around the nail

    3) wait a minute or two for the hydrogen peroxide to bubble under the nail, then put iodine on the nails and under the nails. The hydrogen peroxide will pull the iodine under the nails and kill all fungus.

    4) after 5 minutes or so wash your feet and nails with antibacterial soap.

    Afterwards, my nails never felt good or looked this good. It was instantaneous.


  28. Vicks vapor rub is the best

  29. Tea tree oil and mechanics waterless hand cleaner cream. Available at the auto parts stores, the hand cleaner goop will kill any fungus and external parasite, but it works better with tea tree oil. Mix tea tree oil 50/50 with olive oil and apply and or hand goop cleaner and rub in. If you can not obtain tea tree oil, the hand cleaner will work on its own.

  30. Mohammad Zubair Sheikh February 10, 2014, 8:13 pm

    From where I can get tea tree oil

  31. Hi…my sister who’s a doctor told me to rub in vicks on my affected toenail n you won’t believe it started working instantly…rubbing in Vicks for a month maximum does the trick. First the nail will turn dark blue or purple but very soon a new nail will rise n problem solved.

  32. I had one toe that developed a thick white flakey nail. The Dermatologist recommended golden grain alcohol twice daily. (I bought it from a liquor store.) I just dropped it on top. It worked for me. The alcohol helped dry any moisture and killed bacteria. I also used the listerine/vinegar treatment which might have been overkill.

  33. make paste of Borax with water and apply on your toenails if want permanent solution than consult Ayurvedic doctor

  34. I had nail fungus for several years and tried various things. I started lazer treatments with a podiatrist and continued that for over 2 years. Out of desperation and determination I agreed to have the 2 ( large ) toenails removed. Terrible experience but thought it would be all finished. I maintained lazer treatments throughout the regrowth of the nails. All looked good and It appeared I was well on my way to have beat this. 4 weeks later it has reappeared . What now? I am so disappointed. The nails take a whole year to regrow I keep my feet clean and use an anti-fungal liquid 3 times or more a day. This has become almost an obsession as I will not give up. I see my doctor in 3 weeks. What next?

    • I had a very old infection on one of my toe nails (I had it after a couple of accidents that resulted in nail fall when I was kid). The infection was limited to the very end of the nail, making that ending whitish/flakey/thick. I tried all kind of topical medication on and off. I was sure I can’t cure it unless I take those poison antifungic meds.
      30 years later, I found a remedy on you tube. I tried it and I was shocked. I only applied it once or twice (I did not trust it…). Soon I realized it might have worked. It took a few months until the nail was like new, but what a relief.
      Unfortunately I don’t have the exact recipe. Anyway just used a few drops of tea tree oil and a few drops of iodine solution. I don’t remember whether the paste contained some backing soda. I think it was there as the result was slightly thicker than the two fluids (the tt oil and the iodine). I applied with an eye dropper, covered with anything that protect your socks/shoes/carpets. The iodine has a deep brown colour and it stains. But I am so happy my nail is now healed. I am not sure if it works for bigger infections. Try it as it easy! No soaking needed! I found tea tee oil in health stores.

    • I had laser treatment and didn’t help me at all

  35. I have had a toe nail fungus in 2 toes for almost a year now( didn’t know that’s what I had)…Thank you ALL for your suggestions. Have tried the vinegar/ water soak and vicks vapor rub at night for 2 days now. I am more hopeful than I have been in a while. Hopefully I can wear sandals next summer….or in Feb for a destination wedding in CANCU!!

  36. Thanks a lot for toenail remedy..your home remedies are really helpful.. I have been facing this problem for about a year but I think this will help me. Maybe it will take a long time to heal but I will do it. Thanks a ton..

  37. Hi. My son suffered from fungal toenail infection for 2 years, because of his age (about 9 when it started), there wasn’t much we could do. Doctor prescribed him toe nail paint, used it for year, with no difference. tried tea tree nail paint for fungus, with same result. then I heard about using vinegar.
    every evening he washed his feet with tea tree soup, then I applied tea tree antiseptic cream for skin protection, using cheap disposable nail file I filed off as much from nail as I could. I cut them into small pieces and throw away after each use. then applied vinegar using cotton pads. hold it on nail for about 10 minutes, less if it start hurting. this repeat every evening. on beginning I filed nail every evening, then just every 2-3 days. after 2 months we seen first results and after 3 months it was completely treated.
    this happened about 2 years ago, nails are still perfectly healthy. hope this will help somebody as it helped me. good luck with your treatment xxx

  38. too long treatment. try this, I did it once only and the fungus disappear.
    1 crushed and chopped a few garlic finely
    2 add half teaspoon of vinegar
    3 put this mixture on the toe nail and wrap it with plastic
    4 leave it overnight or as long as you can
    note: the mixture is very effective and potent in killing the fungus, however some may feel a burning sensation. if you find it too hot an hour will do and repeat the next day. or else just use garlic only without vinegar but may have to continue a few days.
    hope this will help.

  39. Thank you so much for all the information that given, I hope are useful to me and I wish to use the simplest way n heal in shortest period for my toenail fungus n athletes foot.

  40. Thank you for all the advice given, I hope it works for me as I have fungus toenail athletes foot for more than half year.

  41. Listerine for me, as I don’t have time for soaking. I spent $$$$ trying stuff. I got a small makeup brush, my designated Listerine, my foot towel and after my shower this is it. Sit down, Dry feet well, dip brush in Listerine & give yourself a good wet toe painting. Be sure to keep your toes on your towel. Let it sit a moment and off you go. DO NOT OVERLOOK THE FACT THAT FUNGUS HAS SPORES THAT BLOOM. YOU MUST AT LEAST CLEAN THE INSIDE OF YOUR SHOES WIPED OUT TO PREVENT REINFECTIONS. VINIGER

  42. hello…
    I have suffered from a bad case of what I called icky foot itis – fungal nail infection that I attribute to my time at a summer camp some years ago. I have it now in 3 nails on my left foot and have spent much time and money working out how to get rid of it – so was really chuffed to fing vinegar (my favourite product at the moment) and listerine having the biggest impact in such a short time. we are only on day 3 but the nails look better, clearer and I feel better – ok, odd looks are part of the issue as i roam around the house, toes wrapped in solution soaked cotton wool – sitting for any length of time is not an option, then applying vapour rub as the ‘and now to start the day properly’ potion….AWESOME! I am loving it! My feet are too! – thank you for the tip – given that cutting my toes off was the most recent, and most drastic suggestion i had….this seems a more leveled and appropriate approach. Will let you know the outcome, but I am happy this far!

    • Many years ago my aunt was convinced by her doctor to have her toes cut off – the main excuse was that she had hammer toes, complicated by fungus. I am not surprised it has been suggested to you. She suffered for the rest of her life and died way too early as we have toes for a good reason and the results were terrible back problems, etc., but yes, the fungus was gone.

  43. Believe it or not Vicks vapor rub works great on toe nail fungus put on affected toes put socks on leave over night in the morning rinse and repeat at night in less than a week you will see positive results

  44. Mix tea tree oil with DMSO that transmits the tea tree oil directly through the nail right to the fungus infection and affects a cure in about a month

  45. this works for me: chop 10-15 garlic and put them into white vinegar. wait for 2-3 days until the vinegar turn into green color. i am using cotton balls to dip into the vinegar and then wipe onto the whole toe nails. Repeat it a few times a day whenever i remember. i have used it for about 2 months and all my five infected toe nails have healthy look for the part that newly grew. i am thinking for another 2 months probably, i am going to have all healthy nails since now i only have half, (i cut off the infected half). Takes time, but this works! Dont loose hope! I have five infected toe nails and now i am really happy to see results! and this summer i can wear sandals!

  46. One note that may be obvious, but do not wear any colored nail polish on a nail that shows any sign of fungal infection. It blocks out light which is a natural fungus inhibitor. I injured my toe, and that nail developed an infection, which is common, but I didn’t notice the nail fungus starting as it healed. Oops! Shoes off.. sandals on and use one or more of the array of natural remedies to end the infection. I use oregano and tea tree oil, but may add a vinegar foot bath! Good information.

  47. Try Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil. Even better than Oregano oil. It dries out the toenail fungus much master. You also have to address the causes of the fungus which in most cases is Candida. Best take Ceylon cinnamon internally which is one of the most effective ways to kill Candida. And cut the sugar and any and all tablets that you really don’t need. Many people who go for surgery for example get the toenail fungus due to very high anti-biotic use.

  48. I’ve been soaking with 1 part vinegar and 2 parts warm water once or twice a day for about a 11/2 months. I see good results. My toenails aren’t as yellow and thick as they use to be. I keep them clipped and file. I still polish them when I go out in sandals, but remove it the very same day to do my soak. I’m going to try the 50/50 method with the dropper to try and speed it up, vacation time is coming up, and I want white not yellow toenails!!!!

  49. I’m going to try these remedies. Thank you all & God bless! :-)

  50. Does Vicks vapor really work on toe fungus

    • George Wallot July 6, 2015, 4:18 am

      I read the Vicks Vapor Rub will cure toe nail fungus. Use daily 10 days. Works for me as long as I use it daily.

  51. The BEST way to get rid of fungus of the nails is to soak a cotton ball in bleach mixed half-half with water and put it on the nail once a day. Fungus cannot survive the bleach. Be careful not to touch anything BUT the toe nail! success guaranteed.

  52. I contracted a nail fungus on my big toe from a pedicure 2 years ago and tried different otc products with no luck My nail detached about 3/4 of the way down and grew thick and discolored. It was nasty. Finally I tried apple cider vinegar and it worked! First I cut my nail back as low down to the quick as I could which basically was almost my whole nail, I took a file and filed the top of what was left of my nail down until it was nearly smooth and even with my skin, it did hurt a little but not unbearable. Then every night I soaked a small ball of cotton with the vinegar, placed it on my toe and wrapped it with a bandaid and slept with it on. In the morning I would shower and be sure to really clean my toe and let it breath. I did this for over a month and finally one morning I was checking it out and my toe looked pink and healthy at the base and began to grow back. Now, it’s nearly grown back after 3 months. Now I just wear the cotton ball bandaid about twice a week to keep it from coming back. When it is fully grown back I will discontinue it. This works! It’s cheap and effective and it takes patience but it DOES work!

  53. Both me and my husband had fungus on a couple of our toe nails. After trying a few different methods, I finally discovered something that actually works and is the cheapest option. Instead of soaking our feet in vinegar and water, I would soak up a piece of cotton ball that was big enough to cover the nail with vinegar only. I did not dilute the vinegar. Then I would place the vinegar soaked cotton ball on the nails every night before bed for 15 min. To make this process easier I filled up a small empty hand sanitizer with the vinegar because it was easier to soak up the cotton ball and applying extra drops while the cotton ball was already on the nails. After about 2-3 weeks I noticed my nails clearing up. It has been a few months now and one of my nails is completely back to normal. I would also occasionally apply Vicks vapor rub as well, usually before work in the morning and put on my socks right after. Be prepared to feel that sensation that vicks gives because my husband didn’t like that very much so I applied some after the vinegar. When putting the vinegar soaked cotton balls on our nails both me and my husband felt our nails get a tingling sensation. It never hurt or irritated the skin. The first thing to notice that it is working is when the cutical is starting to disattach from the funus infected nail. I’ve tried different remedies and this has been effective, cheap, and easy. It is definitely worth a try and don’t get discouraged, it won’t clear it up right away. It takes time and once you notice the change its a big relief. Good luck to everyone who has this problem, hope this helps like it helped us.

  54. Try Cinnamon Leaf Oil as is a very powerful anti-fungal and dries out the nail nicely. In my case it helped to flake off the nail that was full of fungus until a new nail started to grow. Don’t know how I lived with it for so long. Apple Cider vinegar was too mild for me. Apparently to prevent it from coming back you really have to drink Cinnamon Tea (not Cassia Cinnamon which can damage your liver). I discovered I was eating all the wrong foods and my whole body was infested with a Candida overgrowth. Drinking the Cinnamon tea really cleaned up my system. I don’t eat too much sweets or dairy anymore, which seems to be the key. Oh yeah one more thing you really have to keep your toes dry and clean. I threw all my shoes and socks away, but well worth it for the results. If you want fast results, you really have to go with Cinnamon Leaf Oil. Since then I have been using the Cinnamon oil all around the house to disinfect and get rid of bad smells and mold in the bathroom. This oil is fantastic.

  55. I have tried everything for toenail fungus. Then I came across this- mix equal parts water and Hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. spray your feet every night. That’s all! My fungus was gone in less than a week. I still use it tho because it keeps the feet clean and healthy. Give it a try.

  56. Don’t know if the baking soda works on toenail fungus

  57. Random Person Who Had Toenail Fungus October 29, 2015, 11:29 am

    I had toenail fungus for I don’t know how long but I noticed it a year ago I guess.
    I researched a LOT and tried whatever I could. I went to the doctor who gave me a nail lacquer.
    The nail lacquer, I think only kills the fungus, because after a few days, the infected area on my toenail became black. The fungus had turned black.
    My toenail had been infected only only side, from the top to halfway down. So while trimming my nails, I trimmed the infected part as well. It comes off easily and doesn’t hurt unless you’re poking into your good skin. (area not infected by the fungus)
    So, it looked as if quarter of nail had chipped off or something but I guess it worked.
    I had done this many months ago. My nail is growing and it still has around 6mm to grow. It really isn’t noticeable unless you cut off a lot!

  58. Australian tea tree oil is a two or three applications remedy. Toe nail fungus hides under the nail, but its weakness is it needs air. So after soaking your foot in hot water for a time, get a wooden tooth pick and dig under the nail to remove as much fungus as you can. You will be surprised how far in you can go. Using about the third toothpick dip that in tea tree oil several times to fill under the nail. Then dig back under the nail to get the oil as far in as you can. Its cheap , its no fuss and its natural. Tea tree oil also fixes athletes foot, Ringworm and other fungal ailments regardless of area affected. Friend had a fungal condition on his anus. A suppository soaked in tea tree oil fixed that. Doctors remedies and diet did not. Rob


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