How to treat fungus in the toenails


  1. Tea tree oil

    It is the best natural resource towards the cure of fungi in the toenails. Get a quality product, 100% tea tree essential oil, and paint the affected nail with it twice a day for at least 2 months. You may not see results until after a year.
  2. Grapefruit seed extract

    It is used in the same way as tea tree oil, applied twice a day for at least two months.
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    3. Vicks VapoRub

    A study proves that the Vicks VapoRub – an ointment that contains menthol, turpentine, camphor and eucalyptus, among other ingredients, and that is indicated for the respiratory symptoms of colds and flu – can be effective in 56% of cases.

    If you want to try it, rub a bit of the ointment with a cotton swab on the affected nail twice a day.

4. Raw garlic

Complementary to topical treatments, eating one to two cloves of raw garlic a day may also be useful over time since garlic has significant antifungal properties.

If you can cure yourself with one of these remedies, you can prevent a relapse by resorting to vinegar. Mix one part of vinegar with two parts of warm water and submerge the feet for 15-20 minutes a day.

If despite all natural treatments and preventive measures, the fungi continue to reappear on your nails, assess with your doctor the possibility of taking a systemic antibiotic treatment.

Nail fungus is such a heavy problem that it is best to prevent it from appearing. For this it is recommended to always keep the nails very short, allow time for the feet to dry after showering, use cotton socks and discard old shoes that may contain fungal spores.