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Do you have toenail fungus? 5 home remedies that can work for you

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Did you know that one in ten people suffers from toenail fungus? Learn about the best remedies for toenail fungus! This condition, also known as onychomycosis, consists of a nail infection that if not treated promptly, can become chronic and affect people’s quality of life.

When there is fungus in the toenails, the symptoms can lead to a yellowish color in the nails, as well as deformity or weakening. Medical treatment is usually prolonged, but there are remedies for toenail fungus that help speed up the process to eliminate them. Here we tell you which are the five best!

1. Tea tree oil

Some kind of fungal remedy

According to data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, tea tree oil, better known as melaleuca, is one of the most widely used essential oils as a remedy for fungi, thanks to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

The positive impact of tea tree oil has been studied on numerous occasions, and it has been concluded that its use is effective in eliminating toenail fungus by applying a few drops directly to this area two times a day.

2. Olive leaf extract

An herbal remedy for fungus in a cup

Olive leaf extract contains an active substance known as oleuropein. This is known to contain multiple antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which are beneficial to health and help improve the body’s immune response to various diseases.

If you suffer from toenail fungus, you can apply olive leaf extract directly to the affected area as a remedy. The options for its consumption are many, as they can be found in forms such as capsules and supplements, with a recommended dose of two intakes per day.

3. Epsom salts


Magnesium sulfate, or epsom salts, is an extremely useful substance for preventing and treating toenail fungus. This home remedy consists of the application of epsom salts in a bucket of water, where the feet of the affected person must be soaked for 10–20 minutes.

The ingredients you will need are four cups of warm water, half a cup of magnesium sulfate or epsom salts, half a cup of baking soda, half a cup of vinegar, and a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide. Best of all, you can get rid of nail fungus comfortably and safely.

4. Essential oils 

Bottles with natural remedies for some fungi

One of the reasons why naturopathic medicine has favored the use of natural oils to treat nail fungus is because most of these have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help eliminate the presence of fungus and prevent nail infections from becoming chronic.

Among the most recommended essential oils are clove oil, jasmine oil, cinnamon oil, wild oregano oil, lemon oil, and eucalyptus oil. To achieve more effective results, dilute the chosen essential oil in coconut or olive oil and then apply directly to the nails.

5. Hydrogen peroxide


Get rid of toenail fungus with hydrogen peroxide, a substance capable of killing toenail fungus that causes discoloration and weakening, among other symptoms. Before using, dilute ⅛ cup of hydrogen peroxide with four cups of cold water.

It is possible to apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the nails or place a few drops on a towel or cloth. Another method is to soak the feet in the mixture for a total of twenty minutes and then carefully dry them with a clean and disinfected towel.

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