How to Treat Toenail Fungus Fast… Without Breaking Your Bank In the Process:
If you’ve ever battled toenail fungus, you know it can be painful, unsightly, and difficult to treat. Toenail fungus often starts as a white or yellow spot underneath the nail and then spreads, causing the nail to thicken or crumble. Here’s how to beat toenail fungus before it gets out of control:
1. Catch it early.
Toenail fungus treatments are most effective when administered early. If you’re prone to toenail fungus or you’ve had it in the past, you already have an idea of what to watch out for. Check out your toenails every once in a while and take note if you see signs of discoloration, cracking, distortion, or buildup. Sometimes, the nail will start to separate from the bed. You might notice pain or a foul odor. These things might be signs of fungal infection, which is easier to treat the earlier you catch it.
2. See a doctor… (Duhhh!)
A doctor can help you determine the most effective way to treat the infection. Toenail fungus is resilient so it is important to find the appropriate toenail fungus treatment as soon as possible. Doctors can prescribe oral or topical medications to help the nail grow fungus-free. He or she might suggest surgery or laser therapy if the infection is particularly painful or invasive. Talk with your doctor and decide whether or not you’re comfortable with his or her suggestions.
3. Try a home remedy.
If you decide you’d rather not see a doctor, or you’re not willing to use prescription drugs, you can try a natural fungal deterrent, many of which are products you likely have in your home already. Try soaking your feet for 15 to 20 minutes in 1 part vinegar and 2 parts warm water. You might also find success by regularly slathering the affected area with Vicks VapoRub or neem oil.
One very powerful toenail fungus home treatment that can be online is called Zeta Clear. Here’s a link to a review I did on it awhile back:
It’s known to work rather quickly even on tough cases of toenail fungus. Give it a shot before you try a laser toenail fungus treatment!
4. Change your habits.
The best way to cure a toenail fungus is to not get the infection in the first place. If you’re prone to foot fungus, take extra care to prevent recurrence. Keep your nails short, clean, and dry. Wear socks made of wicking material and avoid picking at your toenails. Don’t walk around barefoot in public and give up painting the nails with polish. Be sure to wash your hands after touching an infected toenail–the fungus can spread from nail to nail. You might even consider purchasing an anti-fungal spray or powder to keep that fungus off your toes for good!