Listerine has been advertised for fighting plaque and killing germs in your mouth. Listerine is now being used for killing the fungus in your toenails. The idea of soaking your feet in Listerine may seem a bit odd to some, but to others, they swear it kills toenail fungus.
There is no guarantee that this will work no scientific proof of any kind, just the word of others. If the Listerine does not kill the fungus, at least your feet will be minty fresh.
A Natural Solution to Toenail Fungus
For the many people who are suffering from toenail fungus, Listerine has been the answer. Listerine treatment of toenail fungus will require you to soak your feet for 30 minutes or longer, daily. The costs of prescribed medical treatments, along with their nasty side effects and risks to your health, make Listerine a better solution.
It may take several months for this to show any results. The fungus is embedded in to your toenail and this makes it difficult to treat. The soaking allows your nail plate to soften, and the solution to penetrate.
Vinegar has been a common soaking solution for treatment of toenail fungus; some have tried adding Listerine to their soak. The toenail fungus does not react well to the acids in the vinegar and when combined with the disinfecting action of the Listerine, it is supposed to combat the fungal infection.
You will be immobile for the 30 minutes a day that you soak, creating a bit of an inconvenience. You can not skip a treatment and must keep this up until the new toenail has grown in and appears completely healthy. Some people will soak more than once a day, as much as their time allows. You can keep the soak for a few days before throwing it out and creating a new solution. You can also alternate from cool to warm solutions. The warmer the solution, the quicker your nail will soften.