Today, I will talk about nail fungus treatment suggestions. First up, let me give you a brief introduction. Onychomycosis, or better known as toenail fungus, is a bacterial infection that many people suffer from. The most common symptom is the thickening and discoloring of the nails. Usually the nails turn yellowish or brownish. It may be harmless at first but if not taken care of properly, the skin can become inflamed. If you see these symptoms in your toenails, I suggest that you start taking proper care of your body. Early detection and treatment is better than cure.
There are many ways to treat the symptoms, but not all of them may be effective. I have tried prescribed drugs and medicines but they did not help. In fact, the symptoms seemed to worsen. Let me give you some nail fungus treatment suggestions. I believe these will help you.
For a start, do ensure that your feet get good blood circulation. Poor blood circulation can result in the symptoms. This is because where there is lesser blood flow, there is also lesser protection against outside bacteria and viruses. That is because your blood cells are responsible for fighting those. If you find that you are not getting good blood circulation to your legs, wriggle your toes regularly.
Another nail fungus treatment suggestion I can give you is to consume health supplements that boost your body's immune system. It has been medically proven that people with a weakened immune system tend to be more prone to being infected with the fungal infection. If you have suffered or are suffering from pneumonia, diabetes, or HIV, please pay special attention to your toenails. Besides consuming health supplements, do ensure that you have a proper diet and get your daily does of nutrients from your meals.
Now let me move on to some home remedies that you can try. Apple cider vinegar has been proven to be very effective at dealing with infections. Dilute some of it in water and apply that to your toenails. Alternatively, you may also apply Vicks VapoRub and even Listerine on the affected area. If you have more time, you can take some crushed garlic, mix it with water until it turns into a paste, and apply that onto your nails. Things can get rather messy so do be prepared to clean up the mess.
I hope you have benefitted from these nail fungus treatment suggestions that I have given you today. Please take care of your body and I wish you healthier days ahead.