Toenail fungus is a common problem, many people suffer with. If your toenails have become brittle and are breaking easily, you may have fungi in the nail.By the time we are 70, most of us will have toenail fungus effecting at least one nail. Toenail fungus can spread from one toe to another if left untreated.
One of the more common home remedies is to soak your feet in vinegar daily. The acidic levels in the vinegar are supposed to restore the PH levels in your nails. A mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar is combined and added to a tub large enough to soak your feet in. The best results come from soaking your feet for 30 minutes or more and more than once a day.
Vinegar has been used to treat several conditions for many centuries. The benefit to the vinegar cure is that it is 100% natural and will not harm you. You should notice a difference in your toenail after several soakings. The yellow, brittle, disfigured nails should become white and clean as the fungi are combated.
Which Vinegars Do I Use?
All vinegars are created equal in this home remedy. You can use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic, rice, raisin, cane, wine, fruit, or even beer vinegar. The premise remains the same, the vinegar is an acid and this creates a PH change in the nail that is necessary for curing the fungus.
If you suffer from athlete’s feet, the vinegar will reduce the burning and itching associated with it. Vinegar is a natural cure to many ailments and is a very safe and effective method for treatment of toenail fungus.
You may also try applying the vinegar with cotton balls to the effected toenails twice daily. You want the vinegar to have a chance to soak through the nail, so using the cotton ball method is only suggested as a treatment if you do not have the ability to soak your feet.