Toenail fungus also known as onychomycosis cause
A washcloth dipped in Apple cider vinegar can be rubbed between the toes in order to get relief from the itch and remove dead skin and scales. Applying chamomile tea by a cotton ball directly to the affected area three times a day is helpful, as well as you can drink chamomile tea three times a day. Turmeric and turmeric oil have medicinal properties which can help in healing toenail fungus. All you have to do is apply diluted turmeric oil (one part turmeric oil mixed with two parts water) by a cotton ball to the affected area three times a day or you can take turmeric extract (300 milligrams) orally three times a day. To clear fungus faster one can try drinking a cup of lemongrass tea three times a day and can also try applying used tea bags to the affected area. Calendula cream can also be used as well as tincture diluted in warm water can be used 2 to 3 times a day. Garlic is one of the best home remedies for toenail fungus. It has antifungal properties which help in healing the infection. Just apply mashed raw garlic on the affected area three times a day. Or you can use garlic powder to dust your feet and shoes daily. You can even rub the slices of onion on the affected toenail which will help in treating the fungal infection. Listerine mouthwash is also beneficial for its treatment. Just soak your toe on the mouthwash for 20 minutes. The medicinal properties of Listerine will help control the fungal growth. Take a teaspoon of olive oil and add two drops of oregano essential oil to it, now apply this mixture on the affected toenail. You can even try rubbing cotton ball soaked in concentrated lime juice; this is one of the effective home remedies for toenail fungus. Ginger tea (8 ounces of water and 2 ounces of fresh ginger) is also effective in fighting fungus. You have to drink this tea three times a day to get better results. Keep your feet clean and dry and use cotton socks only, do not use synthetic socks. These home remedies for toenail fungus are made with ingredients available in the house or can be purchases easily from the local supermarket.