Nail Fungus is an infection effecting about 40 million people here in the U.S. The causes can range from having pedicures with unsterilized instruments to going barefoot at the gym.
When you choose a place for your pedicure, cleanliness, not price, should be the determining factor. Look for sanitized tools. Do they use new buffers and files on every client? Can you bring your own?
- Do they use removable liners for the spa chairs?
- Do they use a stainless steel bowl and sanitize it after every client?
- If not, do they use disinfectant solutions between each patient?
- Do they have an autoclave to sterilize the instruments?
Nail fungus is an exceptionally embarrassing medical complaint and it is not easily treatable. If your toenail starts turning thick, yellow and brittle por there is a separation of the toenail from the skin, then you may have a fungal infection.
There is a prescription medication on the market called Lamisil, which your doctor can order for you, but again, the fungus does not go away quickly…and check out the side effectes! Wow!
Some swear by home remedies and here is a list of the most popular.
Using Listerine Mouthwash. Mouthwash contains several compounds and alcohols like salicylate thymol and eucalyptol which combine to form a strong toenail fungus treatment. Soak your toes daily.
Warm Water and Natural Apple Cider Vinegar. Soak your feet in warm water and natural apple cider vinegar mixed in equal proportion daily.
Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil . Tea tree oil is natural antibiotic and lavender will help fight the infection and prevent skin irritation, as it has antiseptic properties. Put equal amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil on a cotton ball or swab daily.
Hydrogen Peroxide. Use a mixture of 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide with vinegar or water as a soaking solution to help heal toenail fungus. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the safest and most cost effective ways to treat toenail fungus.
Massage Vicks Vapor Rub on toenail and in a matter of days the toe nail will start turning dark .The dark color means the vicks is killing the fungus. As the toenail grows out you will cut the toenails and soon your toenails will not only look healthy but will be fungus free. Rub Vicks VapoRub on your toenails daily.