Do you have nail fungus? It can be so much embarrassing, hideous and so difficult to eliminate. The commonly available over-the-counter topical treatments are usually unable to reach the nail bed which is the place where fungus will thrive. Besides, anti-fungal pills offer so many risk-filled side effects. The good news is that nail fungus cure may be available right in your pantry.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar have been long in use in both home remedies and folk medicine. Many pathogens, including fungi, can survive only in a limited pH range. On one hand baking soda is highly basic and on the other hand vinegar is quite acidic. This is what can cause disruption in the pH of the environment for the pathogen, thus creating clear and healthy nails. If you want to enjoy this effect, you will need warm water, 1 large basin to keep your feet, baking soda, and some cups of apple cider vinegar.
- Add apple cider vinegar into the large basin. Make sure there’s just enough of it for covering your nails.
- Soak your feet in it for up to 20 minutes.
- Then dry your feet completely.
- Now add just enough warm water into the basin for covering your nails.
- Add 1/2 cup baking soda into this water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove your feet and dry completely.
- Do this several times daily.
Even when you are using these treatments, you should ensure that your feet are dry and clean. When choosing shoes, look for open-toed ones because fungi thrive in moist and dark environments. Make sure your nails and cuticles are always trimmed effectively. Use tea tree oil to brush your nails daily. they will help in fighting fungus while you are following the above-mentioned treatment. Remember, fungus could take many weeks to die. It will take even longer for the fungus infected areas of your nails to grow back to their full. This is why you must maintain your patience and continue with your treatments.
If there’s no apple cider vinegar in your home, you should begin keeping some on hand. It is great, not only to fight fungal infections, it is also effective in fighting a wide range of other commonly existing ailments. There are so many brands of apple cider vinegar, with the most popular ones being raw and unpasteurized having intact ‘mother’. The term ‘mother of vinegar’ is used for those microorganisms which are responsible for turning juices into vinegar. They may offer extra health benefits by out-performing pathogens in your body.