Have you noticed fungus under your nail? Symptoms of fungus under nail usually begin with discoloration of the nail. You may also notice that your nail is dull and less shiny than your non-infected nails. Nails may also thicken or emit a slight odor. If you have any of these symptoms, you may have nail fungus and it is important that you treat this as soon as possible.
You should regard fungus under nail the same way you do any other infection. It needs immediate treatment or it can do more damage and it can be passed on to other nails, or even other people in your family. While nail fungus begins as more of a cosmetic problem, you will eventually begin to notice soreness and discomfort surrounding the infected nails.
There are natural home remedies that can be used to treat fungus under nail. Below I have listed 3 homeopathic methods for clearing up the symptoms of nail fungus.
After bathing, be sure to get your hands and feet are completely dry. Then lather Vicks VapoRub all over your affected nails. Make sure they are well covered with the medicinal rub. Then protect the medicine from spreading to carpet, floors, and furniture by covering with a sock or glove. Do this every day and you should begin to see results after a few weeks
Make sure nails are clean and dry. Then soak them thoroughly in mouthwash for 20 to 30 minutes. The germ killing power of the mouthwash will also work to kill the fungi as well. After soaking, rinse and dry hands.
Tea Tree Oil
Apply tea tree oil into your infected nails using a cotton tipped swab. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries to get rid of fungus under nail, and it works well. This technique should be repeated several times daily. Tea tree oil acts as a natural antibiotic.
If you have fungus under nail, be sure to keep your nails trimmed as short as possible. With proper treatment, the fungus will eventually grow completely off of your nail. Also be sure that you keep your nails clean and dry. Fungi love warm, moist places. Keeping your nails dry will prevent the fungi from multiplying and spreading. If the fungus under nail is on your toenails, go barefoot or wear sandals when possible. This will prevent perspiration and will also relieve the pain you may be experiencing when your toes are enclosed.