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Popular Home Remedies For Nail Fungus

Paolo Basauri -- While a variety of oral and topical medications are available for treating nail fungus, they can be of concern for people with liver or heart problems. Here are some alternatives for treating an infection that affects 13% of the population.

When you contract nail fungus infection, you need to take action immediately with proper treatment.

There are different treatment options out there, one of them is the use of home remedies for nail fungus. Home remedies have been around us forever as a result of people looking for a cure. These are recipes that are passed from generation to generation because in most cases they do work. Yes, in most cases. They are based on empirical results, not scientific experiments.

Here are some popular home remedies for nail fungus:

-- Soaking the nails in a solution usually containing chlorine bleach, Listerine mouthwash, and/or hydrogen peroxide. This treatment should be applied daily, and with any nail fungus treatment, it takes months to restore the nail.

-- Application of Vick's Vaporub and essential oils directly on the skin. All of these treatments will work better if the nail is filed. One of the better essential oils for this kind of application is the tea tree oil, commonly found in Australia. There is scientific evidence of this oil's antifungal action and penetration. Also, as the solution, this home remedy for nail fungus should be applied daily.

-- Vinegar. Household vinegar has been reported as a working method to treat nail fungus. You need to apply it directly twice or more a day, daily.

-- Pure Oregano Essential Oil. Another essential oil that is very popular because of its properties. This oil is antiseptic, anti fungal, and an analgesic. A powerful combination for a home treatment.

These are just some of the most well-known home remedies for nail fungus. You need to keep in mind that they do not work for all people; their effect depends on various factors. I have provided you with the basic information you need on home remedies for nail fungus; this is not meant to replace a visit to the doctor, which will help you decide what is better for you. Nail fungus treatments are long and you need professional help to deal with any side effects.

Paolo Basauri, is an expert author who writes for Home Remedies for Nail Fungus, a site specializing in nail fungus information and tips for treatment and prevention.

© 2006 Paolo Basauri

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