If you have yellow or white spots under your toenails, there is a possibility you may have a case of toenail fungus. If your fungus runs even deeper, it may distort, thicken, or discolor your nail. Certain natural remedies have been purported as successful alternatives to oral medications in treating toenail fungus. According to the People’s Pharmacy, cornmeal has shown to be effective in treating toenail fungus. In order to use this method, you need to place one part corn meal to two parts water in a foot bath. Soak your feet in this mixture for thirty minutes, and repeat this every other day for one month. Tea tree oil may also be used to treat toenail fungus as it is both antiseptic and antifungal. When applied twice a day, it may help treat your fungus. Toenail fungus is notoriously difficult to cure though, so be sure to consult with your podiatrist to determine the best treatment for your case.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
Toenail fungus is a problem which affects many people and is hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating toenail fungus.
Antibiotics & Treatments
Lamisil – The most commonly effective treatment for toenail fungus. It is available as an antibiotic: Terbinafine tablet and cream. Terbinafine is a chemical component which kills fungal growth on the body. Applying regular doses will gradually kill the fungal growth. It is important to keep the area clean.
Talcum powder – Applying powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.
Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.
There are surgical procedures that are available for toenail fungus. Some people would prefer the immediate and quick removal of toenail fungus through laser surgery. Consult with yOur doctors about the best treatment options for your case of toenail fungus.
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