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Toenail fungus is also called as onychomycosis. This is a common problem that most of the people face. Some of the symptoms of this nail fungus are inflammation, yellowing, crumbling, thickening and swelling of the nail. People will not experience any pain unless the infection becomes severe and spreads. There are certain conditions that fungus tends to live. Some of them are abnormal skin pH levels, continuous exposure to moist environment including poor hygiene, diabetes, sweaty socks and shoes and weakened immune system. Following are the best three ways for people to treat this common problem. The mild acidic nature of apple cider vinegar can help in preventing the toenail fungus from extending further. This acid can kill the fungi and bacteria in the toenail. People can mix equal proportions of water and apple cider vinegar. Then they can soak the toenail in this mixed solution for about 30 minutes. Later, they should dry the toenail thoroughly.
Teal tree oil contains antifungal and antiseptic properties that can help in treating the fungus on toenail. They can mix some drops of this oil and a teaspoon of either coconut or olive oil. Using a cotton ball they can apply this mixture on the toenail. Then they can use a toothbrush for scrubbing the affected nail gently after 10 minutes from applying the mixture. By doing this two times a day, they can get better results. Third method is using the baking soda that is available in most of the kitchens. Add one and a half cup of this ingredient along with one half cup Epsom salt, four cups water, one fourth cup white vinegar and one fourth cup 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Then soak the toenail in this mixed solution for 10 minutes. They should wash the toenail with clean and fresh water and dry the foot to obtain better results.