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6 Natural Healing Remedies for Toenail Fungus and Athlete’s Foot

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 by in Blog | 0 comments

6 Natural Healing Remedies for Toenail Fungus and Athlete's Foot

If you’ve ever been plagued with toenail fungus or athlete’s foot, you know how challenging it can be to get rid of.

Toenail fungus is called onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis) and tinea unguium.

When this fungus spreads between your toes to the skin of your feet you get athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis.

The medication commonly prescribed for these ailments, Lamisil (also known as Terbinafine), has multiple side effects:

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Rash, itching, or hives
  • Changes in taste or loss of taste
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Depression or changes in mood
  • Chest pain or irregular heartbeat
  • Vomiting
  • Fever, sore throat, or other signs of infection
  • Severe skin rash that worsens
  • Some people who took Lamisil developed severe liver damage that led to liver transplant or death.

The fungus that causes onychomycosis is found in the atmosphere and is very difficult to control. 

Here are 6 natural healing remedies you can use instead of medication:

  1. Wash your feet thoroughly with a scrubber using antibacterial soap. Many people shower or bathe regularly but forget to wash their feet. You could use a scrubber such as this one to brush the skin of your feet, between your toes and your nail bed and an antibacterial foot wash such as this one.
  2. Wear antibacterial socks and change them regularly. When you work out, consider copper antibacterial athletic socks such as these. For everyday wear, consider bamboo socks such as these. If you notice that your feet feel wet or you have been sweating, be sure to change your socks. You may need to change your socks several times a day if this is the case.  Do not work out in wet shoes. If your shoes get wet and sweaty you may need to throw them away. Wear flip flops in public areas such as showers and swimming pools.
  3. Avoid conventional pedicures and consider a waterless pedicure instead. Unless a spa sterilizes all their equipment, a spa can spread the fungus that causes toenail and foot problems. Waterless pedicures are highly recommended for anyone with toenail fungus or athlete’s foot. 
  4. Put Manuka Oil on your toenails twice a day. Manuka Oil is antibacterial and anti fungal and more potent than Tea Tree Oil. Put a clean cotton swab in the bottle of Manuka Oil and then spread carefully across your toes and the infected area.
  5. Consider the homeopathic remedy Rhus Tox. Rhus Tox is recommended for humidity in the skin, redness, swelling, itching and other conditions.
  6. If you want to use nail polish, consider Fiore RX, an anti fungal nail polish.

Of course, you may also want to consult your doctor and consider a course of laser treatment, which may cost between $750 to $1500. 

These natural healing remedies for toenail fungus and athlete’s foot are far less expensive and may prove effective over time if you are diligent.

Want to learn more about how to heal your body naturally?

Call 678-612-8816 or email catherine@catherinecarrigan.com today to find out how natural healing remedies can save you money, avoid side effects of medications and bring lasting results.

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