7. Listerine Mouth Wash
Listerine mouth wash that kills bacteria and germs in the mouth can also be used to treat toenail fungus. This is because this mouth wash has got several compounds and alcohol which act as a strong antiseptic to keep away harmful bacteria and fungus. Just fill a small tub with Listerine mouth wash, some vinegar and undiluted lemon juice. Now soak your feet in this solution for ten to fifteen minutes daily and then scrub the infected toe gently. Repeat this remedy daily until the old nail grows out and new nail replaces it.
8. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil has got several volatile compounds and antiseptic properties that can fight any kind of infection and prevent skin irritation. Take equal amount of lavender oil and tea tree oil and mix it properly and warm it slightly. Now with the help of a cotton ball dab this solution under the top edge of the toe nail and surrounding area two to three times a day. It is recommended to apply this solution on the affected toenails before going to sleep. Put on a pair of thick woolen socks after applying it in order to increase the effectiveness of this remedy.
9. Oregano Oil
Oregano oil has got antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-parasitical, antiviral, analgesic and antifungal properties. This is why oregano oil can also be used to get rid of toenail fungus. Take two drops of oregano oil and mix it with one teaspoon of pure olive oil. Now apply this mixture on the affected area with the help of a dropper or cotton ball at least once in a day. Follow this remedy daily for three weeks in order to get positive results.
10. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has got both antiseptic as well as antifungal properties. The citric acid present in lemon juice will help in stopping the toenail fungus from spreading. Take fresh lemon juice and apply it directly to the infected toenail and leave it for ten minutes before rinsing the area with warm water. This treatment should be repeated daily for one month or more until you notice positive results. Another option is to mix equal amounts of lemon juice and olive oil and use this mixture to massage the infected area. The olive oil will help to soften your skin while the lemon juice will help to control the fungal infection.
To conclude, the above mentioned traditional remedies used to get rid of toenail infection and their results depend a lot on the proper use and application of natural ingredients. At least these remedies must be tried for at least a month or two to notice positive results.