Toenail fungus (onychomycosis), can be cured at home safely with minimal side effects by the use of vinegar soaks. Fungal infection of the toenails can cause the toes to become unsightly because of discoloration and thickening. It can cause a lot of pain if it is not treated and it separates the nail form the nail bed. In the worst case scenario the fungi can cause irreparable damage to the toenails.
Keep in mind that Vinegar’s acidity will restore the nails and skin pH to be unfavorable to the growth of fungus. Thus, it will cause relief to the affected skin and nails and prevent further spread of the fungus. Knowing how to do the soaks correctly will make the healing process faster and more effective. Furthermore, it will save you the money that you would otherwise have to spend on buying treatment products from the pharmacy.
Before you begin you will need the following items:
- White vinegar
- Warm water
- Large basin
- Hair dryer
The following steps show how to soak feet in vinegar in a way that will ensure the fungus disappears completely. The results will be visible in 30 days or more.
Prevent spillage by putting some towels on the floor in case you are carrying out the soaking on a carpet covered floor. To save yourself the burden you may do it in the bathing area, bath tub or outdoors.
Heat enough water and keep some hot water aside in a flask. Make the rest of it warm in a basin. Add an equal amount of white vinegar into it until it is enough to submerge your feet so that that the toes will be covered.
Wash your feet before placing them inside the basin. Place them inside the solution and soak for 30 minutes. Do it while sitting on a stool or chair so that you do not become tired. If the water becomes too cool before 30 minutes are over rewarm it by adding one or two cups of hot water.
Dry your feet completely using dry towels or a hair dryer set to the lowest.
Do this process two more times within the day for it to be more effective in killing the fungus. Continue soaking your feet every day until the fungus is no more.
You have seen how to make a good white vinegar solution that will facilitate the process of curing onychomycosis. It is clear that it is an easy and short process that you can easily do under your own roof. All you need is to be diligent and patient in carrying out the steps every day until you see results. Should your skin become irritated reduce the amount of vinegar you use when making the solution.
You may soak while watching a movie or reading to pass time so that the duration does not seem like forever. You will start to notice changes within a few days. Follow these steps carefully until the infected toenails heal.