The state of the feet and nails can tell a lot about a person’s health and hygiene. Nail fungus is an infection that affects millions of people ever year. The infection can make your nails yellow and thick, and generally more fragile than usual. Besides the ugly appearance, nail fungus is also very difficult to treat.
Here are the most common causes of nail fungus:
- Excessive sweating on the feet;
- Working in wet conditions;
- Poor circulation;
- Wearing shoes and socks without adequate ventilation;
- Athlete’s foot.
If you want to eliminate the infection, you need to be persistent as this is a slow and difficult process. Luckily, nail fungus can be removed by cheap and effective natural remedies you can see listed below:
Wash your feet well and pat them dry, then rub some Vicks on the affected area twice a day for best results.
Mix a part of vinegar with 2 parts of water, then soak your feet in the solution for 20 minutes a day. Repeat the process 2-3 times a week for best results. Vinegar is a powerful antibacterial agent which will relieve the infection naturally.
Tea tree oil
Find pure tea tree oil first, then wash your feet and pat them dry. Next, soak them in warm water for 20 minutes, then soak a cotton ball in the oil and apply it on your nail. Put a gauze over it and secure with a bandage, then leave the remedy to work for an hour before rinsing your feet with lukewarm water. Repeat the process until the infection is gone.