Advice on fingernail fungus.

Fingernail fungus infects the keratin in your nails and you can tell if you have a nail fungus problem if your nails begin to be discolored and finally become twisted and ugly. This is in turn becomes an embarrassment and a problem to live with. You should get a correct diagnosis of your problem from a qualified doctor and then go on a proper treatment plan. There are many home remedies that you can try to cure your fingernail fungus. Fungi usually thrive in moist, damp places and nail fungi is no different. Ensure that your hands are clean and dry at all times. Apply Vicks vaporub on the affected nail a couple of times everyday. You can also apply eucalyptus oil on the nail because this oil heals your skin and its aroma may affect the fungus living in the keratin.

You should soak your hands in vinegar because this provides an acidic environment in which the fungus cannot thrive and is a much better solution that merely soaking your hands in water. You can also try other soaking liquids such as mouthwash, very dilute chlorine bleach, and hydrogen peroxide. You can also apply essential oils of herbs like oregano and thyme to soften the nail and battle the fungus inside. Recent studies have suggested at the anti-fungal power of tea tree oil and it is recommended that you try applying this oil on your nails.

answered by G R

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