Did you know nail fungus is the most common type of fungal infection? That’s right, it’s so easy for nail fungus to form since it grows in dark, warm, moist environments making your shoes it’s perfect breeding ground. It can start out in many ways, it could start out as white or yellow spots on the nail, or by the hardening and thickening of the nail, and if left untreated for too long it could result in further discoloration, mild to severe pain, or the nail could completely deteriorate, crumble and flaking unable to grow past a certain length.
There are hundreds of home remedies and a few medical treatments you can get done to treat your nail fungal infections, but as for cure rates, most of these don’t offer high percentages only going so far as 5% – 15% for most. Laser nail therapy offers the highest cure rate at 85% but the procedure is costly and not typically covered by insurance. Because of the high cost of medical treatments, most people seek out home remedies for their infections, the most popular being the Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment.
So what makes the apple cider vinegar treatment the most effective in treating your toenail fungus? It increases acidity, which in turn helps balance the skin’s pH level which kills the fungus. This home remedy has absolutely no side effects and can be used on anyone with no fear, even children!
There are several different methods to use apple cider vinegar, but be sure to always use organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized vinegar. Keep repeating this process every day until the infected nails have completely grown out. This can take anywhere from 4 – 6 months.
First mix equal parts apple cider and water, then soak your infected nails in the mixture for 30 minutes completely. You want to make sure your nails are completely submerged for the entire duration due to how deep the fungus thrives underneath the nail. This is the reason most treatments on nail fungal infections are so ineffective. Most treatments are unable to properly reach the fungus to eliminate it. So you want to be thorough when soaking and treating your nails.
One last tip before you start your daily apple cider soaks! Be sure to completely dry off your feet and nails once done. Fungus loves moist, hot, damp areas, so while the apple cider is your best bet at countering your nail infection, if you leave your nails damp after a soak you could actually make your nails worse! So be sure to dry off your nails completely after every treatment and keep this routine religious every day for at least 4 weeks and you should you have clean fungus-free nails in no time!