More than just annoying?
Just about anyone can get toenail fungus as it occurs without necessary contact with someone who is diseased, or even someone who is in extreme situations. Toenail fungus is one of those ailments that can start small, but in the end, be very unsightly, smelly, and even very painful. If left unchecked, the toenail fungal infection can even spread to other toes or other parts of the body. Toenail fungus starts out as being only a slight discoloration in the toenail. It then starts changing even more drastic colors as the infection begins to get more serious. The infection soon turns your toenail black and that’s when the pain sets in. The pain happens, because the body now realizes the presence of the infection and is now enflaming that particular toenail with its own anti-body agents to combat the infecting fungus. It is at this point that it now becomes serious as the infection spreads to other toes.
This scenario can happen to anyone with bad circulation or reoccurring ulcers on the toes and feet. The reason why healing may not occur is because of the bad circulation, and when this happens, the body cannot rush healing properties to the feet. In many cases, these infections tend to happen with people who constantly wear tightly fitting shoes, such as high-heals or sneakers. Athletes are especially at risk due to the tight fitting shoes as well as the presences of many types of fungi in the locker rooms that can cause this particular ailment.
Cure this naturally!
Foot and toe fungus is often dealt with by employing clotrimazole and terbinifine cream or other over the counter anti-fungal treatments. The problem happens when these creams stop working and the fungus builds up immunity to these creams. With those with ulcers that have not healed in months, this is especially true, if the individual is always reapplying these creams. Sometimes, even steroidal creams are prescribed with many various and strange side effects.
As one can see it is simply safer to deal with this issue in a natural way, which is as nature originally intended.
Tea Tree Oil
Using equal parts of Tea Tree Oil, thyme oil, and olive oil, scrubbing the nail once a day for roughly three to four weeks. The reason why this must continue long after the infection has disappeared, is because small traces of the infection may still be left deep down in the nail, so continuing this treatment a couple of weeks after the infection has gone is the best way to ensure that the fungus does not reappear.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Using apple cider vinegar and warm water in equal parts will be an excellent supplement to this infection because the vinegar is actually an acid. When soaking, it is important to keep the feet in the basin for 10-15 minutes, then remove the feet from the basin and immediately dry the toenail. This will in essence keep the acid particles on the foot, and will keep the fungus from spreading.