Of course the first step is how to keep yourself from getting a nail fungus. Bottom line…stay clean. Easier said than done right? Well below are a few things you can do to try and prevent getting a nail fungus.
- Wash your hands and feet regularly.
- Keep nails trimmed.
- Wear sweat absorbing socks and breathable shoes.
- Wear footwear in pool areas and locker rooms. Especially in the locker room showers.
- If you have your nails done at a salon, make sure you find out if they sterilize their equipment before and after each use.
So what are some home remedies for clearing up your nail fungus if your efforts to prevent the fungus don’t work? Here are 3 home remedies I found:
The first step in all these remedies is to first cut your nail down as close to the skin as possible. Doing this will allow the treatments to reach deeper into the infected area.
Vicks VapoRub: Some of the ingredients in Vicks have been proven to inhibit the growth of certain fungus. Clean the infected area. Apply twice a day with a cotton swap. Usually when you wake up and then when you go to bed.
Vinegar: The vinegar will help kill the infection by altering the pH of your skin. This makes the skin inhospitable for the fungus. Soak the affected in area in 1 part vinegar and 2 parts warm water. Rinse and dry off. Do this twice daily for 20 minutes.
Listerine Mouthwash: The mouthwash has several compounds to help keep away bacteria and fungi. Fill a small tub with Listerine. You can also add equal parts of vinegar. Soak infected area for 30 minutes. Scrub infected area gently. Rinse and dry off. Do this once or twice daily.
Hopefully this information was helpful to you. There’s nothing wrong with trying these methods first before buying a product specific to the removal of a nail fungus. Of course results may vary. And yes, before you try any of these treatments, please consult your doctor just to be safe.
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