One of the most prevalent conditions we come across in the podiatry field is toenail fungus. While it may seem like an insignificant issue to some people, those who experience it understand the problems that come along with this ailment. Prevention and treatment for toenail fungus should be a priority for both health-related and aesthetic reasons. If you are looking for some home remedies for pesky toenail fungus, our team at Cherrywood Foot Care can help!

Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus

Though toenail fungus isn’t always considered severe, this problem can still cause serious complications for your foot health and perhaps your self-esteem. The most noticeable symptom is yellow, brown, or white discoloration of one or more of your nails. This can cause your nails to crack or thicken. Debris can also build up under the nail and can cause a foul smell. Even though it’s not quite sandal season, you don’t want to see toenail fungus when you look at your feet. Luckily, there are a few home remedies you can use to help this unsightly condition.

Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has antifungal abilities. To use this method, put the oil directly onto the affected nail twice daily. 

VapoRub – Surprisingly, you can use mentholated topical ointments like Vicks VapoRub to treat toenail fungus. Though it is designed to help suppress coughing, its active ingredients, eucalyptus oil and camphor, can help treat toenail fungus. 

Baking Soda – Toenail fungus thrives in a warm, moist environment. Baking soda can soak up the moisture that can cause fungus. You can try putting baking soda inside your socks to soak up moisture or make a paste with water to apply on the affected area. 

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent toenail fungus. Our team at Cherrywood Foot Care recommends that you always clip your toenails straight across and that you choose breathable footwear to prevent moisture. Our team is highly capable in providing you with further treatments in our office if home remedies do not give you desired results. 

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If you are dealing with persistent toenail fungus, it may be time to pay our office a visit. At Cherrywood Foot Care, our podiatrists can provide you with the high-quality foot care that you need to treat your condition. For more information about toenail fungus and how we can treat it, contact us today!