The resulting infection from fungi growing in the nails is known as onychomycosis.
It’s caused by the activity of dermatophytes, yeasts or molds. These microorganisms easily grow in warm, moist environments.
Also known as tinea unguium, it’s a common condition that is estimated to affect between 3 and 4 percent of the global population.
It affects the nails of both the hands and the feet, although the feet are more common, especially in men. The nails become yellow and thick, and the skin around the nails will become red and inflamed.
What’s truly worrisome is that left untreated, it may result in total loss of the nail.
For this reason, it’s absolutely vital to pay close attention to the condition of your nails and to seek treatment at the first signs of a fungal infection.
Below, we’ll reveal a completely natural solution that uses just three ingredients to fight nail fungus and save the nail.
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Natural treatment to fight nail fungus
This natural fungus fighter is used topically. It contains antimycotics that destroy the microorganisms causing the infection in the nail.
Treatment takes a minimum of two months for most cases, but may need to be continued for up to 8-12 months to completely fight nail fungus and regrow the nail.
From the start, you need to understand that patience is key when it comes to these remedies. It will not offer immediate effects and requires continuous application.
This product is made with ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, 90% ethyl alcohol and white vinegar. These three ingredients are known for their natural antifungal and antiseptic properties that treat various types of injuries and skin conditions.
The benefits of hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is used to disinfect wounds due to its powerful antibacterial action.
It has one more atom of oxygen than water. It is commonly sold in most pharmacies as a 3% solution.
It’s an environment-friendly disinfectant that oxidizes to kill pathogens.
Using it on toenails destroys the yeasts and dermatophytes that cause infection.
Benefits of 90% ethyl alcohol
Ethyl alcohol is distilled for medical purposes and is found in almost every first aid kit. It’s a disinfectant that can be used on skin injuries.
It’s proven to be effective against the majority of bacteria and fungi, but not against bacterial spores.
It’s used cosmetically in manicures and pedicures to fight nail fungus and to disinfect the tools used.
Benefits of white vinegar
The acidic compounds in white vinegar have been used since antiquity in the treatment of fungal infections on the skin. It’s a good antiseptic and antimycotic capable of treating onychomycosis, otherwise known as athlete’s foot.
Its application reduces itching and yellowing as well as the unsightly calluses that make your feet look ugly.
You should read: 15 Interesting Uses of Vinegar You Never Knew
How do I prepare this remedy to fight nail fungus?
Now that we know all about what’s in this remedy, the next step is to prepare it so we can start treatment.
- 5 tablespoons 90% ethyl alcohol
- 5 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 glass container
- Combine the alcohol and hydrogen peroxide in the glass container.
- Incorporate the white vinegar and stir to mix everything.
- Cover and store in a cool, dry place.
- Wash the affected nail and gently dry with a towel.
- Apply a little solution using a cotton ball.
- If the nail is really thick, carefully file the surface and then apply the solution.
- Use twice daily.
For best results, disinfect your shoes, socks and anything else that has come into contact with the infected nail(s).