Medical experts explain that fungal infections can affect any part of the body. Fungal nail occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail or the skin under the nail.
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reveals that fungal infections affect toenails more commonly than fingernails. The explanation is that the toes are usually confined to the shoes, where they’re in a warm, moist environment.
It is important to mention that fungi are normally present in and on the body alongside various bacteria. But, in case when fungus begins to overgrow, you can get an infection. At healthy persons, fungal nail infections usually don’t cause any serious problems. Still, it looks bad, very often it hurts and makes damage to your nail or nail bed.
Get Rid of Nail Fungus Forever
Baking soda is fungistatic or better said it can prevent fungus from growing and spreading. Keep in mind that it does not kill the fungus.
Vinegar is acidic and in acidic environment it is difficult for the fungus to survive. Note: the vinegar will not damage the surrounding skin and the nail.
You will need:
4 – 5 tablespoons baking soda
1 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
First of all prepare a mixture of 1 cup of your vinegar with enough water to soak your feet in. Soak for 15 minutes, and after that pat dry with paper towels.
Next step is to add few tablespoons of baking soda to enough water to soak your feet in, and soak for 15 minutes. Again, pat feet completely dry with paper towels.
It is recommended to repeat this two times a day.
Vinegar will kill off the fungi, while the baking soda will inhibit its further growth.
Tip for best results: before this treatment you can trim back as much of the effected nail as you can with a clean nail clippers (don’t peel with your fingers).
Keep in mind to disinfect the clippers after using them to prevent the fungus from spreading. Rinse feet in warm water, and pat dry.