Toenail fungus can cause some pretty unsightly damage to your toenails, and can cause embarrassment and in extreme cases it can cause some discomfort. You can, and should rid toenail fungus as soon as possible to avoid it either becoming worse, or perhaps spreading to other toes or even to your fingernails. While it is not very common to have the fungus grow under your fingernails, it is surely possible. The hand does not provide as good of an environment for the fungus to grow as the food does.
If you have to wear shoes for any length of time, and most of us do unless we live and work in an environment where it allows us to wear sandals or open toe shoes on a regular basis, you will want to make sure that you wear shoes that are able to breathe and socks that absorb the sweat from your foot. Keeping your foot dry and allowing it to breathe will retard the fungus and help to rid toenail fungus from your foot. If you wear toenail polish, even though it helps to cover over the visible effects of the toenail fungus, you will want to discontinue it’s use until after the fungus is gone.
Most people go to the doctor in order to be able to get rid of the toenail fungus, and they generally will snip the toenail and give you some medication. This generally helps, but there are some side effects to almost any medication so I generally look for a natural method of healing when dealing with any problem with the body. Some of the methods that people have found to be effective are tea tree oil, oregano and lavender oil. Many types of food have antifungal properties as well.