Fungal Conditions Can Spread Rapidly When Neglected. Here Are 10 Natural Remedies for Toenail Fungus
5 Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is widely used as an effective fungicidal and antiseptic as well as a proven natural remedy for toe nail fungus. First clean the affected area with rubbing alcohol. Use a different cotton swab to apply the tea tree oil directly on the affected nail allowing the oil to soak in. After 15 minutes, scrub the nail gently with a soft bristle toothbrush. Before applying tea tree oil it is advisable to apply a drop in your skin to check if you aren’t sensitive to essential oils. You could also consider mixing tea tree oil with coconut, olive or almond oil. Repeat the treatment twice daily till the fungus is cleared completely.
6 Coconut oil
Coconut oil, besides lauric acid also contains caprylic acid a medium chain fatty acid that attacks the cell walls of candida and related fungi. This dissolves the fungal cells destroying the infection. Using a cotton swab, soak it in coconut oil generously and apply on the affected area and allow it to remain for 15 to 20 minutes. Coconut oil is excellent for skin and there are limitless ways you can use it. However ensure that you aren’t allergic to coconut before resorting to this treatment. Studies in Nigeria https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17651080 found that coconut oil was extremely effective in species of drug resistant candida.
7 Clove oil
Clove is highly effective in killing candida. Clove has antibacterial, antiparasitic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties rich in an ingredient called eugenol which increases its medicinal benefits against fungus and yeast infections. Clove oil should be used sparingly as it is abit strong and can cause skin irritation. Use 4-8 drops of clove oil 1% mixed with 2 tsp coconut oil and apply directly on the affected area for best results. Clove can also be taken orally through capsule form or brewing a green tea along with clove.