This is an infection that causes your toenail to change its color, get thicker and in time your nail might change its form and look unaesthetic.
It might also begin to hurt, so you should apply a treatment against the fungus as soon as you see the problem. Here are some tips to help you do that.
Add 5 drops of goldenseal tincture to your favorite drink and take it three times a day. You can also prepare a compress of 6 teaspoons dried goldenseal and 1 cup of water. Let it simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and apply the tea with a cotton ball. Repeat 3 times a day.
Add one part turmeric oil to two parts water and apply on the toe to help it heal quicker. Repeat 3 times a day.
Buy some garlic extract and take 6 tablespoons every day. Its antifungal agents will deal with the bacteria. You can also mash raw garlic and apply on the affected toe using a cotton swab. Repeat 3 times a day. Studies have shown that garlic has high success rate in eliminating bacteria.
Combinations of oils and herbs also help eradicate the fungus. You can combine myrrh, tolnaftate, tea tree oil, calendula, aloe vera, thyme and rosemary.
Drink chamomile tea 3 times a day, or apply the infusion on the fungus using a cotton swab. Repeat 2 or 3 times daily.
Prepare a mixture of 2 tbsp. pau d’arco tincture, 4 tsp. lavender tincture, 4 tsp. tea tree tincture, 1/8 tsp. peppermint tincture, 4 oz. vinegar. Add this composition to your foot bath and repeat 3 times a day.
Prepare a warm foot bath and put some calendula tincture, cream or ointment. This will heal the toes and eliminate the bacteria. Repeat for 2 or 3 times every day.
Rub the toes with a cloth dabbed in apple cider vinegar to remove the dead skin and relieve the itch.
Take 2 oz. of fresh ginger root and pour 8 oz. water over. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes and then drink the tea 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can apply a cotton cloth dipped in the tea directly on the toe. Keep it for 5 minutes and repeat the process 3 times a day for better results.
Take 250 mg. olive oil leaf extract 3 times a day to help strengthen the immune system.