Treatment of fungus toenails

Treatment of fungus toenails

Modern resident every day at risk of getting onychomycosis, the nail fungus on the feet or hands. How to get rid of the disease? What are home and folk remedies effective?

Types of nail fungus

Mildew often affects weakened by the long illness of the body. The nail turns yellow, green, blue, sometimes black. In some cases, onychomycosis is manifested only spots. The right treatment eliminates nail fungus in a month or two.

Dermatophytes. The toenails coated yellow spots or stripes on the hands a shade lighter. Yellow edge can move. As the infection progresses, the yellow to the middle. In the absence of treatment of fungus nail plate completely yellow.

The yeast fungi. The nail is uneven, from the waves and furrows, becomes yellow or brown, after lagging behind. At the beginning of the defeat of the nail rollers with suppuration and thickened.

Prevention of nail fungus

The causative agent of onychomycosis is extremely tenacious. Fungal spores are not killed at temperatures up to +100C, withstand frost to -60C, survive household chemicals for disinfection.

You can become infected in the locker room of the fitness club or swimming pool, in the dressing room, at the nail salon, on the beach.

Approximately a third of cases infection occurs from sufferers of onychomycosis relatives using common household items – shoes, towel, washcloth, and t.. D.

The simple rules prevent the spores of nail fungus:

  • on the beach walk in Slippers;
  • in the pool and in the dressing room to wear closed Slippers;
  • use only your shoes;
  • thoroughly dry the wet shoes;
  • don't wear shoes in which moisture is still visible;
  • do not use in the bathroom of the porous Mat;
  • every day change socks;
  • after water treatments to wipe your feet, especially between toes, to prevent and treat with an antifungal cream or powder;
  • promptly treat wounds and abrasions;
  • to use individual devices for pedicure – nail file, scissors, etc.;
  • to strengthen the immune system.

If any family members suffer from onychomycosis, handle wall bath composition:

  • Mix equal parts chlorine bleach with detergent.
  • Apply the composition on the half hour, after rinse. You can only use chloramine.
  • Who is suffering fungal disease is to use a separate washcloth that after drinking to soak for an hour or longer in 5% strength solution of chlorine bleach.
  • Socks, tights and other lingerie boil for 20 minutes in 2% soap-soda solution, iron at high temperature.
  • Nail clippers after use, wipe with alcohol, hold it over a flame.

Nail fungus infects a part of the nail plate, the piece of skin. The first symptoms manifest themselves quickly, so it is difficult to determine the source.

After infection the fungus needs time to settle down. First, the disease affects the large toes. In the course of a year or longer, the fungus destroys the nail plate, the disease is manifested by discoloration, thickening, crumbling edges.

The change of color. Healthy, not affected by fungus nail semi sheer, translucent capillaries give it a pinkish hue. Infection changes color to yellow, brown, black. Under the nail plate is formed the gap, where get germs and pathogens.

Thickening. The nail plate becomes thicker due to increased keratinization, which in severe cases prevents the fungus treatment.

The crumbling. In the absence of or incomplete treatment of the fungus invades the full thickness of the nail plate, it is destroyed, painted.

If you do not take measures to treatment the nail from onychomycosis, the disease becomes chronic. Penetrating into the body, the fungus weakens the immune system, causes allergic reactions, affects the internal organs.

Treatment of nail fungus medication drugs

Treatment out under the supervision of a specialist.

The doctor prescribes medicines external use – they are effective in simple and complicated situations.

If local external treatment of nail fungus does not give results, the doctor prescribes antifungal medications internal use.

They penetrate into the cells under the nail, eliminating the fungus the opportunity to grow deep into. Treatment continued for a year or longer.

Home treatment of nail fungus on feet

Ointment of propolis:

  • Cooling propolis, chop and add to warmed to +60C vegetable oil and stir for 10 minutes, allow to cool, strain. Store in a glass container.

To treat nail fungus on the feet morning and evening, to close with several layers of gauze which are secured with adhesive plaster.

Propolis tincture:

  • Dissolving particles in 90% alcohol to the consistency of ointment.

Apply a thin layer to close the toenails waxed paper. To treat the fungus for two weeks.


Recipe 1:

  • Mix the alcohol tincture of iodine and Apple cider vinegar in equal proportions.

To treat fungus of the toenails 2 times a day for 6 months.

Recipe 2:

  • Add in 2C.l. Apple cider vinegar 10 drops of tea tree oil, crushed garlic clove, mix thoroughly.

Apply to affected areas 2-3 times a day.

Recipe 3:

  1. Put in hot water, soap, salt, baking soda, steam foot.
  2. Cut with scissors the diseased portion of the nail up to the healthy part (a painless process).
  3. Apply the compress – gauze soaked in Apple cider vinegar, and fasten it with a bandage or band-aid.

Repeat treatment until you start to grow clean healthy nails.

To eliminate needless infection, disinfect shoes – wipe the inside with vinegar or weak bleach solution.

Recipe 4:

  • Place a fresh egg in 150 ml of vinegar. If the egg is dissolved, add 100g of butter and whisk into a paste.

Apply the ointment at night.

Recipe 5:

  • Three days later, soak feet for half an hour in the bath, where add 1/2 Cup of vinegar.

Treatment until recovery.

Tea tree oil:

  • Lubricate several times a day with tea tree oil or mixing it with sweet almond oil.


  • To treat nail fungus every morning and evening the alcoholic tincture of iodine.

A course of 20 days.

Ground coffee:

  • Brew strong coffee, let cool.

To lower the infected nail without disturbing the sediment.


  • Plate Kombucha at night to fix to the affected fungal nails, polyethylene wrap tape up in the morning to wash and lubricate iodine.

After several treatments, begins to grow a healthy nail.

Folk remedies for the treatment of fungus toenails

St. John's wort:

  • To treat nail fungus twice a day, fresh juice, take a bath with infusion or decoction.


  • Apply on the fungal nail plate fresh juice.

Ginger juice:

  • Apply to the area affected by the fungus, juice or a thin plate of ginger.

Over times to run multiple applications with an interval of 5-10 minutes, without washing the juice with water.

Rancid butter:

  • To put on the window sill a little natural butter – two weeks for the treatment of fungus toenails are ready.

Apply at night to close the nail plate with polyethylene.

Salt, soda to treat nail fungus:

  • Dissolve in 1 liter of warm water 3G salt, 5g of baking soda.

Place of the foot for 20 minutes after rinse.

Oak bark, eucalyptus leaves:

  • Brewing 3s.l. the bark of oak, 2s.l. eucalyptus leaves in 1 liter of boiling water, leave, drain.

Add in warm water, duration of bath 20 minutes.