Similar to the mushrooms that stick to a tree, toe nail fungus is a sign that something is wrong with your body. Usually, it appears on the toe rather than other parts of your body because you keep your toes covered all the time and the shoes aren’t the most pleasant shelter so to say, as they don’t allow air circulation. The main cause of toe fungus is toxicity and the existence of unhealthy flesh inside your body.
The most common remedies are based on essential oils, among which tea tree oil, which generally help, but in time they can give birth to other problems.
We recommend you to soak your feet 1-2 times per day in a mixture of hot water and Epsom salt or to scrub the skin on your feet every day.
Usually, any exterior problem comes from the inside. Too much acidity can determine toxins to ‘invade’ your body and eventually your feet. In this sense, you should consume more vegetables and fruits that are rich in water, in order to alkalize your body and flush out the toxins.
Additionally, you can drink a smoothie made of various ingredients such as cucumber, apples, leafy greens, bananas or celery. All you need to do is mix the ingredients, add some water or coconut water and enjoy it!
In case the fungus is already there and the unhealthy flesh is too obvious, the only solution you have is to make a detox plan. We recommend you a colon cleanse, because it is responsible for transporting the harmful toxins to your liver and the other organs.
Remedies that will treat the toe nail fungus:
Keep your nail as short as possible.
Take some thick nail filers (you can buy them from the grocery store) and file your nails as much as possible. Then soak your feet in an Epsom salt bath. In this way the salt will be able to enter deep in the nail and kill the fungus.
Keep your feet in hot Epsom salt water for about 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, you can watch TV, read a magazine or a book. Make sure the water is hot enough so that the salt gets better access to the fungus. In case it is too hot for your feet to soak yet, you can just deep them in order to wet them, then add the Epsom salt directly on the affected area. Epsom salt is really important for your nails, and putting it on the toenail will speed up the healing process.
If you work and stay a lot in front of your computer, why not do two things at the same time: work and treat your problem? Yes, it is possible. Simply soak your feet in a thick soup of Epsom salt and let them sit for several hours. In this case, you can use cold or warm water.
Alternatively, you can soak your feet in the same composition, but place a towel under the pan in order to let the water cover the toe. It will help water and salt to better action upon your toes. Make sure you cover your toenails in Epsom salt.
For positive results, we recommend you to repeat this treatment several times a day, preferably three: in the morning, at lunch and before bedtime. However, if you want to get rid of that fungus faster, you can repeat it even four times a day. The only thing that you should bear in mind is that you need to be balanced and don’t let too much time pass between the repetitions.
- Try to wear shoes and socks while you do this treatment as little as possible. Let your feet breath.
- If you are at work and you need to wear shoes, you should try to get them off during lunch and soak your feet in some Epsom salt bath. Afterwards, you should put on a new pair or socks.
- While driving you can always use some sandals instead of shoes. No one sees you. When you arrive at your destination you can put your shoes on.
- When you sleep, try to keep your feet uncovered. However, if you are cold, you can wear some socks that have the tips cut off.
- Keep your toes as dry and cold as you can. Fungi hate cold and dryness. This is the reason why Epsom salt helps you treat this problem – it dries your skin.
- If you go to the seaside, walk barefoot on the sand as much as you can.
- If it is impossible for you to stay most of your time barefoot, you can still have a chance to treat the toenail fungus. Wear a sabbatical for several weeks.
- Apply some creams with action against fungus. They should be based on tea tree oil or magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt).
- Every time you have bath, make sure you dry your feet immediately. Use a dryer or a towel.
- When you use Epsom salt bath, there is no need for you to throw the remedy; you can use it for several days in a row.
- Every time you wash your feet with soap and water, dry them;
- Always use clean socks and change them as much as possible;
- Put on shoes that are comfortable and let your feet breath;
- Wear sandals as much as you can;
- Replace cotton socks with synthetic ones;
- Disinfect with regularity the clippers you use to cut your nails.